Europe’s Most Christmassy Cities

Christmas in Europe is synonym with snow, time-honored traditions, Gothic churches with fabulous choirs, and charming medieval squares brought to life by colorful Christmas markets.

Some cities celebrate the holidays in grand style, others with peculiar customs and yuletide nostalgia aplenty, and some of them are simply at their finest during this time of the year.

Combining idyllic ancient architecture, fabulous festive fairs, and sweet winter scents that bring back childhood memories, a trip to one of these Christmas-perfect European cities will knock the Scrooge out of you.

Prague, Czech Republic

Vienna, Austria

Cologne, Germany

Strasbourg, France

Wroclaw, Poland

Tallinn, Estonia

Copenhagen, Denmark

Rovaniemi, Lapland

Nuremberg, Germany

London, England

Bruges, Belgium