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A Vienna Christmas market even a Scrooge can love: Schönbrunn Palace

With a dozen Christmas markets in spitting distance of each other in Vienna’s city center, is it really necessary to take a 15 minute train ride out to yet another market? Schönbrunn Palace Christmas market is well worth the quick train ride and is my pick for the best Christmas market in Vienna. I’ve been […]

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Best Hungarian Food and Treats at the Budapest Christmas Market Fair

We looked at shopping for local Hungarian crafts in the last post about the Budapest Christmas Fair and Market, click here to read about it. But what about when it’s time for a shopping break?  One of the best things to do in Budapest is to eat your way through all the delicious Hungarian specialties. […]

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Budapest Christmas Market: Shop for Crafty gifts with a Festive Vibe

Tired of those huge Christmas markets that look promising from the outside, but are really just repeats of the same stalls over and over again (lebkuchen gingerbread hearts and wooden nativity scenes come to mind)? Then you need to check out the Budapest Christmas Market. (more…)

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Stockholm’s Gamla Stan Christmas Market, a Real Life Swedish fairy tale

Stockholm Gamla Stan Christmas Market Review “Stockholm in the winter?  Are you insane?” This was the standard reaction I received when I announced the addition of Stockholm to my Christmas market itinerary. Ok, I sort of understood the reaction. While the allure of the midnight sun draws visitors to Sweden in the summer, I hadn’t […]

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The Best Munich area Christmas Market isn’t in Munich– hop a train to Augsburg instead

Is it possible to have seen too many Christmas markets? I didn’t think so before our whirlwind market trip through Vienna, Salzburg and Munich. By the time we’d hit Munich, the last leg of the tour, we’d made our way through a dozen markets and I was starting to think that perhaps I’d reached my […]

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