Christmas is fast approaching and winter markets are one of the highlights of the season! Lucky for us that we have hostels in all the best christmas market destinations; Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Glasgow, York and London! (The London eye looks amazing covered in lights and snow 😍), so dust off your mittens and come join us for a hot drink and a pretzel amidst the stalls!
- Location Schönbrunn palace
Vienna has some of the most magnificent Christmas markets, our favourite of which has to be the one situated right in front of the stunning Schönbrunn palace. The royal backdrop really gives it that extra special romantic and whimsical air and it carries an array of quality goods. The higher-end stalls of genuine artisans, make for superb Christmas presents and won’t be mistaken for generic Christmas tat. We 100% recommend taking your time to stroll the stalls, lebkuchen and gluhwein in hand!
- Location George Square & Argyle street
Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland, has not one but two Christmas markets in the town centre! With spinners and a Ferris wheel in George square to handcrafted gifts in argyle street, why not indulge yourself in some Christmas gift shopping and a hot chocolate or two!
- Location Borough market
London is a magical city any time of year but it is especially so in the winter! the legendary borough market transforms its self into Christmas delight and makes the perfect Christmas shopping experience.
- Location WARSAW RYNEK GLOWNY
Not one to be bested by its sister city Krakow, Warsaw also has its own stunning markets as well as a gorgeous lights display! The warsaw illuminations run from the 9th of October to the 27th February with this year’s theme: Peter Pan! Not only is this a fabulous dive into the beauty and nostalgia of Christmas, it also makes for an amazing Instagram backdrop.
- Location Potzdamer Platz
We couldn’t have a list of the best Weihnachtsmarken without featuring Berlin of course! Set in the iconic Potzdamer Platz square, Berlin Tv Tower in the background, this weihnachtsmarkt has to be one of the most impressive. with 100s of stalls, ice skating and more – there is so much to lose yourself in. Running from the 29th of October to the 2nd of January, its certainly not one to be missed!