Discover the Most Beautiful Christmas Markets Virtually

Discover the Most Beautiful Christmas Markets Virtually | Editor: Florian Lieke

Advent season without Christmas markets? Not with us! We take you on a virtual journey to the most beautiful Christmas markets in the world.

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Christmas baubles at the Christmas market

On a Virtual Tour to the Most Beautiful Christmas Markets

You just don't get into the Christmas spirit this year? You miss the colourful lights of the market stalls selling mulled wine? You miss the hustle and bustle of the Christmas markets and the Christmas music? So do we! That's why we want to bring the Christmas spirit to your home, despite curfews, lockdowns and the like, and maybe even inspire you for the coming year. Look forward to seven 360-degree panoramas of Europe's most beautiful Christmas markets. So, wrap up, grab your mulled wine and take a virtual stroll with us through the most beautiful markets.

Christmas Market No. 1: Christkindlesmarkt Nuremberg

Our tour starts at the Christmas market that couldn't be more famous: Nuremberg's Christkindlesmarkt. As one of the oldest and most traditional Christmas markets in Europe, the Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt not only offers a variety of delicacies, but also beautiful crafts and art. Every year at the beginning of Advent, the market is ceremoniously opened by a real Christ Child. Even though the procedure and the market are not taking place this year, you can still discover the Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt interactively through a 360-degree shot from 2017.

Gingerbread stall at the Nuremberg Christmas Market
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The desktop version allows you to navigate within the video in the top left-hand corner; on the smartphone, navigation is possible within the YouTube app.

Exhibitor at the Basel Christmas Market

Christmas Market No. 2: Basel Christmas Market

Our next Christmas market may not be quite as big and famous as Nuremberg's Christkindlesmarkt, but it is no less festive and impressive: the Basel Christmas Market. Moreover, the market is clearly in line with the trend and has evolved enormously over the last few years. Whereas in 1978 the number of exhibitors was just 35, in 2017, the market already boasted a proud number of 181 stalls. Furthermore, the market is also highly ranked in surveys, most recently taking the 6th place in the list of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Europe. So, simply start the video and convince yourself of the beauty.

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The desktop version allows you to navigate within the video in the top left-hand corner; on the smartphone, navigation is possible within the YouTube app.

Christmas Market No. 3: Marché de Noël Des Tuileries Paris

Where, if not in the city of love? Paris is breathtaking, Paris is atmospheric and Paris is romantic. Perfect conditions to really get into the Christmas spirit. One of our absolute favourite markets in Paris: the Marché de Noël des Tuileries. It's not just the location between the most famous sights of the French capital that makes the market so unique, but also the flair. Usually, you'll find numerous stalls with culinary highlights, delicacies and works of art. But it's best to see for yourself and bring a touch of Paris into your home. Moreover, if you pay close attention, you might even see the Eiffel Tower shining through.

Christmas Market Decoration in Paris
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The desktop version allows you to navigate within the video in the top left-hand corner; on the smartphone, navigation is possible within the YouTube app.

Tivoli Christmas Market in Copenhagen

Christmas Market No. 4: Tivoli Christmas Market in Copenhagen

For our next Christmas market, we head to the far north to the capital of Denmark. The famous Tivoli Gardens are a special highlight all year round and should not be missing on any must-see list for Copenhagen - and neither on our list of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Europe! The Tivoli Christmas market usually covers the entire area of the famous Tivoli Gardens theme park and transforms the area into a breathtaking winter wonderland. In the video, you can now take a virtual tour through last year's market and enjoy the beautiful area. Very atmospheric!

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The desktop version allows you to navigate within the video in the top left-hand corner; on the smartphone, navigation is possible within the YouTube app.

Christmas Market No. 5: Prague Christmas Market on Old Town Square

We love Prague! Especially at Christmas time, the already mystical city spreads a very special flair and never ceases to amaze us and make us dream. The Old Town Square is particularly noteworthy. Prague's historic centre is transformed into a spectacular sea of lights and Christmas paradise during Advent. Numerous market stalls selling mulled wine, traditional delicacies, festive decorations - everything here seems like a fairytale at Christmas time. Even though a visit is not possible this year, we don't want to deprive you of the video below. Get ready for a full load of Christmas flair!

Prague Christmas Market on Old Town Square
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The desktop version allows you to navigate within the video in the top left-hand corner; on the smartphone, navigation is possible within the YouTube app.

Advent in Zagreb

Christmas Market No. 6: Advent in Zagreb

Next, we move on to the south. At first glance, Zagreb may not seem very Christmassy, but if you take a closer look, you'll realise that the atmosphere here can quickly become festive. It is not for nothing that the "Advent in Zagreb" was declared the most beautiful Christmas market in Europe for the third time in a row by Lonely Planet. Normally, a huge Christmas tree decorates the famous Ban Josip Jelačić Square every year and an ice rink invites you to go ice skating. Even though it is not possible to get together for Advent in Zagreb this year, we still don't want to miss the opportunity to experience one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Europe virtually. Off to Zagreb!

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The desktop version allows you to navigate within the video in the top left-hand corner; on the smartphone, navigation is possible within the YouTube app.

Christmas Market No. 7: Viennese Dream Christmas Market

How could it be any different? We finish our virtual journey in our hometown Vienna, of course! Our personal highlight: the Christmas market in front of Vienna's Town Hall. Every year, the Town Hall Square shines in a veritable sea of lights and couldn't have been staged any better by Disney. Around 150 stalls, selling handicrafts, sweets and culinary delicacies, invite you to browse and enjoy. But this year, you can also discover the famous Christmas market without freezing and crowds of people. Click through last year's video and enjoy Vienna from the comfort of your own home!

Viennese Dream Christmas Market
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The desktop version allows you to navigate within the video in the top left-hand corner; on the smartphone, navigation is possible within the YouTube app.

Austrian Airlines Wishes You a Joyful Advent Season

Already in the mood for Christmas? We hope you enjoyed our virtual tour and that we were able to inspire you for your next Christmas trip. If you can't get enough of virtual travelling, you can also discover the 7 most beautiful museums in Europe or the most beautiful sights in Vienna with us. Otherwise, we look forward to welcoming you back on board soon and wish you a Happy Advent Season!

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