Europe’s Festive Christmas Markets via Instagram

Christmas market season is in full swing across Europe & these festive, Instagram-ableevents are seemingly everywhere. Our trip up the Danube last year to visit the Hungarian, Austrian & German Christmas markets will go down as one of the best we’ve ever taken. Added bonus: every inch of holiday festivity is just begging for a photo. Below are my favorite Instagram-able moments from our visits to the markets. But just remember when you’re visiting to put your phone down every once in a while, take a sip of glรผhwein & bask in the holiday season.

The size & scale of Nuremberg’s main Christkindl Market is hard to convey in one photo. They get about 2 million visitors a year & it’s one of the oldest & largest in Germany. The day we were there, a mild, sunny Saturday afternoon, we were ill-prepared for the crowds. But instead of being overwhelming, we found great energy as we moved through the 200 or so booths. It was packed with people, but no one was pushing or shoving or rude, just happy to be there & festive. This is the view from balcony of the Church of Our Lady & shows about 1/3 of the main market. There are also several smaller markets, including a children’s market & a market featuring booths from Nuremberg’s sister cities around the world. On these last few shopping days before Christmas, wishing everyone visiting markets a safe time. ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช

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More glรผhwein, anyone? ๐Ÿ˜

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Wishing you a calm, bright, safe, joyous, Instagrammable holiday season!

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Christina is a 30-something D.I.N.K. travel writer & photographer who travels the world often wedged into the middle seat. Follow her on Twitter & Facebook.

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