European xmas markets

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  1. sylvester1954

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    Anyone like to recommend a good Xmas market this December in Europe apart from Bruges of course. Ty
     
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    I'm told that St Albans is very good:)
     
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    Mmmmmm...excluding the UK too
     
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    Visited Paris in December 2013.

    Good Christmas Market along the Champs Ellysee and a second largish one at La Defense.

    The camp site in the Bois de Boulogne is ideal for the trip.
     
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    Bielefeld has a really good one as do most cities. I can vouch for it after spending 15 years there once upon time. The tram system there is awesome too so no worries about parking.
     
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    Believe it or not but gravelines is the best one we went to in France last year
     
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    Just been looking at the dates for Gravelines Xmas market, 12-30 December
     
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    Went to Amiens' one last year. It was okayish but too many stalls that were cheap tat sold all year round but not cheaply.
    But while it was on they had the cathedral illuminations on in the evening - that bit was stunning.
     
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    We will be there all being well
     
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    Must be a big market to take 15yrs to get around Taffo.....:whistle:
     
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    Yeah Yeah! Semantics isn't my forte!!
     
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    We go to Munich most years. Good market there.
    Lin
     
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    Valkenburg, its all in the caves, Then a train to cologne maybe.

    Eric
     
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    Valken
     
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    Been to a few but bumped into one by chance in Alsace a couple of years ago that I would rate the best for atmosphere. Not the biggest, but a really great local feel to it. Ribeauville, it's only held for a few weekends on the lead up to Christmas. A medieval theme that everyone participates in, the municipal campsite (closed for the winter is opened up as a free aire).

    Highly recommended

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    I had a weeks training course a few years back near Frankfurt in december we took the train to town where the xmas market seemed to take up all the town centre.had a great time highly recommended
     
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    Went to Aachen one year, just across border into Germany from Brussels. Seem to remember it equal to several we've seen in Germany and at the time you could also stay overnight in the huge car/coach park. From there its only an hour or so to Cologne, which in our opinion has the best showing (7 different markets when we were there), although you have to get in quick to get on the stellplatze - we actually booked a place beforehand, don't know if you still can.
     
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    Valkenburg , can anyone suggest a site or aire that has EHU (preferably 10amps or more would be a bonus) nearby or where we can catch a bus into town
     
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    Always Berlin for me, they have about 15 markets in various parts of the city. Some traditional and family orientated some more modern. For adults, the market round the Gedachtniskirche, top of the Kurfustendam, is brilliant on a Friday evening - everyone goes there straight from work. Loads of stalls selling gluwein and beer, many with small beer cellars behind them, superb atmosphere. Plus loads and loads of traditional stalls. Good stellplatz near to transport system so easy to get round all the markets. OK I am biased as we lived in Berlin in the 70s but still love the place at Christmas.
     
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    http://www.campingvinkenhof.nl/en/camping-limburg

    Walking distance but book quick, I tried to get on there last year and it was fully booked
     
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