Best Christmas Markets in Europe: Esslingen, Germany: The massive, 318-year-old market, set amid the city's gabled houses hung with fir branches and angels, sprawls across several historic center squares between the Gothic cathedral and ivy-clad castle.
Dresden Christmas Market (Germany’s oldest) - TOP 10 Christmas Markets in Germany - It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The enchanting smells of roasted almonds and chestnuts, mulled wine and rum punch fill the air. Hot chocolate, potato pancakes and candied apples. Wooden Christmas ornaments and crystal angels. It’s all there. Everything’s decorated for Christmas with greens and lights and invites you to enjoy traditional Christmas in all shapes, sizes and tastes.