GERMANY, nationwide, Christmas Markets. This chilly winter country has a history of wonderfully warm, colourful and fattening Christmas markets set in spectacular locations.
Some of Germany’s best are: Esslingen (medieval costumes and carols); Wurzburg (snow probable); Berncastel-Kues (arguably the prettiest); Hamelin (Pied Piper’s home so kid friendly! ); Heidelberg (lots of kid’s stuff); Lubeck (UNESCO World Heritage Site); Regensburg (superbly lit and romantic); Rothenburg (medieval Disneyland). . . .