29 November 2017

Posted by Discount Insurance on Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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In the run up to Christmas people across the world travel to various Christmas markets which are famous for providing a range of attractions, from ice skating to mulled wine and various rides.
We have compiled a list of the best Christmas markets that you have to visit!

Zagreb, Croatia
The capital of Croatia has been voted two times in a row as “European Best Christmas Market”. During the time of Advent, Zagreb offers a very special Christmas atmosphere that you simply must experience. 

A growing number of tourists choose the capital of Croatia as their go to destination for a weekend break! The city streets and squares provide loads of entertainment including singing, dancing, traditional delicacies and various themed attractions.

When: 2nd December 2017 to 7th January 2018

Dresden, Germany
Dresden is a great destination with a grand total of eleven completely different Christmas markets which all have different themes, stretching from the main railway station and the Albertplatz with the main Dresden Striezelmarkt 
located in the historical city centre. 

The focal point of the Dresden Christmas Market is the world’s tallest Christmas pyramid with a height of 14 metres and the world’s biggest nut cracker.

When: 29th November to 24th December 2017

Prague, Czech Republic

The main markets in Prague are located at the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square which are 5 minutes walk from each other. With large hams roasted on spits you need to sample the tasty barbequed sausages and cakes and pastries prepared in front of you. 
The most impressive is the mighty Christmas tree transported every year from the forests of Central Bohemia.

When: 2nd December 2017 to 6th January 2018

Brussels, Belgium

Brussels Christmas Market takes place on and around Grand-Place, Bourse, Place Sainte-Catherine and Marché aux Poissons. You will be enchanted by the magical son et lumière illuminations on the Grand-Place. 

Attractions also include merry-go-rounds, the large wheel and ice rink at Marché aux Poissons.

When: 24th November to 31st December 2017

Metz, France

Metz Christmas Market is considered as France’s second most visited market after that of Strasbourg. The city is know for its lofty gothic Cathedral St Etienne and its German Imperial District.

Metz takes pride in being a vibrant provincial town in the region of Lorraine. The attractions include ice sculptures at the Frozen Fairyland, a walk through magic forest and the merry-go-around and of course, ice skating!

When: 18th November to 30th December 2017

If you are taking a trip make sure you have your Travel Insurance sorted, call Discount Insurance on 0800 294 4522 for a quick quote!