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Vineyards galore and a stunning panorama

A festive feast – Christmas in Bolzano

by slane

Destination: Bolzano

At Bolzano's Christmas market Italian and mitteleuropean cultures combine in a cosmopolitan mix

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The Carousel

Montpellier - a Christmas market with a French accent

Destination: Montpellier

Why not take the family for a winter break in Montpellier, and add some French flair to your Christmas shopping at the "marche de noel"? You'll find lots of other child friendly things to do here too

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The Canalside Cafe - warm and cosy with excellent food

A Christmas break in Birmingham?!

Destination: Birmingham

Join me as I fall in love with Birmingham's best winter offerings: the Christmas market and the canal side cafés, and find my preconceptions of Birmingham to be wholly incorrect!

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Distant Hohnburg Castle & Dom St Rupert across Salzach River

Music and markets in Salzburg

Destination: Salzburg

As well as having a picture-perfect setting, Salzburg also boasts pretty buildings, natural beauty, culture galore, hearty cuisine and excellent shopping. And, of course, music, music, music!

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Christmas Market

Munich Christmas Markets - Gluhwein, Gifts and Gingerbread

Destination: Munich

Christmas markets are a major part of the festive season in Germany and Munich is no exception. The smells of mulled wine, spicy gingerbread and hot snacks - who can resist? Come and see for yourself

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Xmas Market at night

Salzburg Christmas Markets: snow, gluhwein and shopping

Destination: Salzburg

Advent is one of the most beautiful seasons in Salzburg: the first snowflakes swirl in the air, children build snowmen in the Mirabell Gardens and the scent of mulled wine wafts through the streets

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Gingerbread house

Brilliant Basel - don't miss the Swiss

Destination: Basel

However you pronounce it, Basel in Switzerland is pretty much the perfect continental city break

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Cologne's 'floating' Chocolate Museum...mmm!

Chocolate heaven in Cologne

Destination: Cologne

The German city of Cologne conjures up images of perfume and beer - but it's also a dream destination for chocoholics

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Ice skating at Somerset House

Christmas in London - shopping, theatre, pudding races...?

Destination: London

What better place to celebrate the year's big holiday than in the English city that has it all? Forget charades and the Queen's speech; wrap up warm and enjoy everything festive London has to offer...

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