It doesn’t seem long since we were enjoying the warm summer months and now Christmas and the festive period is fast approaching!

It’s a great time of year to enjoy wrapping up against the cold with a mulled wine and mince pie. Here at Just Journey we’ve thinking about the best places to take in the increasingly popular Christmas markets that take place all over Europe.

Germany is seen as the place where this trend began and cities such as Cologne and Berlin both have excellent Christmas markets. Both cities also offer other great things to see and do with the majestic cathedral in Cologne and a wealth of historic and cultural places to explore in Berlin.

Across the border in Austria, Vienna really puts on a show at this time of year. The whole city turns into a gigantic Christmas market. It is an amazing city in its own right and worth a visit at any time of year. At every turn you are confronted by majestic architecture with the highlight being the impressive Schinbrunn Palace.

Further east, Prague is another beautiful city worth a visit at any time of year,but at Christmas time the city comes alive with the appropriately named Wenceslas Square and nearby Old Town Square hosting amazing winter wonderlands with a vast array of stalls.

As you stroll around the city you are never far from someone selling mulled wine which will keep you warm as you meander through this beautiful city.

There are lots of other cities across Europe that offer great Christmas markets with honourable mentions going to Tallinn and Budapest. So, if you are wanting to get away and soak up the culture found in numerous cities across Europe accompanied by Christmas spirit there are lots of places to choose from and Just Journey will be pleased to help you get to any of them!

For an even more ‘Christmassy’ experience then why not head to Lapland in search of Santa. Not only do you get to meet the man himself, but you can also frolic in the snow, go on a husky driven sledge, go snowmobiling as well as lots of other snow-based activities. These experiences get booked up well in advance but now is the perfect time to get these plans in place for next year and Just Journey have access to numerous packages that allow you to get the most out of visit to Santa’s home.

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For more details check out Just Journey on their website or contact them at or on 0115 7500 500. Alternatively, pop into their office in West Bridgford.