I am in love with Christmas Markets! In my opinion, it is the perfect way to put some added joy and ‘magic’ to your holiday celebrations!
From what I have come to notice, Christmas markets are primarily a European thing and they are also known or called as Marché de Noël (France), Kerstmarkt (Belgium), Mercatini di Natale (Italy), Christkindlesmarkt (Czech Republic), Christkindlmarket (Poland), Christkindlmarkt (South of Germany & Austria), and more!
Last Christmas of 2015, other than Antwerp’s Kerstmarkt, I have also managed to visit a typical Weihnachtsmarkt (German Christmas Market) in Aachen, Germany!
To read more about that trip…
- The idea for Christmas markets originated from the Late Middle Ages in the German-speaking and Holy Roman Empire parts of Europe.
- Though it was mainly held and done in Europe, in the 80s, U.K. finally established a yearly Christmas market. Eventually, German immigrants also brought the idea to the United States, and today even in Osaka & Sapporo in Japan.
Since I have already discussed Christmas Markets in detail in the above article link, this post would rather be a collection of photos depicting how a typical Weihnachtsmarkt would be like given my previous trip to Aachen. Enjoy!
» Topmost cover photo by Andreas / CC
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