The main square, Markt, glows under a canopy of twinkling lights, hosting an array of stalls brimming with Belgian chocolates, handcrafted ornaments, and, of course, the irresistible scent of warm waffles.
In Prague, Christmas casts a spell over the city, especially the iconic Charles Bridge, dusted in frost and offering postcard-perfect views. The Christmas markets here are a culinary delight; make sure to savor Trdelník, a sweet pastry, and warm up with Svářené víno, the local mulled wine.
Budapest is another top Christmas destination with its festive atmosphere and thermal baths which offer a unique experience to warm up in the crisp winter air.
Christmas in Salzburg is a scene from a classic holiday tale, where the air is scented with Glühwein and Stollen, a fruit bread laden with nuts and spices.
Vienna in winter dazzles with its festive markets and ice-skating in City Hall Square. Immerse yourself in culture at the New Year's Eve ball and the Philharmonic's concert. Escape the cold in a cozy cafe with coffee and strudel, or explore one of over a hundred museums.