Top 5 European Christmas Markets

It’s that time of year again – dig out your reindeer jumper, decorate your tree and settle in with your favourite festive film. Make the most of your time off uni with a cheap trip away with your mates…

With cheap flights and hostel offers without end, going away doesn’t have to cost loads. So get your mates on board, get it booked and hit the road!

Stuck for destination inspiration? Endsleigh, the no. 1 student insurance provider, have pulled together their top 5 Christmas markets to visit in Europe this winter!

Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb, Croatia’s capital, has been voted the best Christmas market in the European Best Destination elections three years in a row. With a live nativity scene and a variety of concerts throughout the market, there’s plenty for you to enjoy as you browse the stalls. Don’t forget to warm yourself up with a cheeky mulled wine or two!

Berlin, Germany

In every corner of Berlin you’ll find a host of Christmas stalls and bars during the festive season. Whether you’re looking for a night by the fire or a massive shopping spree, you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for in Berlin.

London, England

Based at Hyde Park, Winter Wonderland is an amazing place to experience Christmas. Skate on the UK’s largest outdoor ice rink, sip Christmas cocktails in the ice bar, laugh out loud at Winter Wonderland Comedy Club or just wander round the market stalls and get on top of your Christmas shopping!

Strasbourg, France

The Strasbourg Christmas Market is the oldest festive market in France, and for this reason alone it’s worth a visit. The market is massive, selling everything you could possibility need for Christmas from over 300 wooden chalets.

Budapest, Hungary

The Budapest Christmas market offers the most unique gifts Europe has on offer, and is located right in the heart of the city. Not only this, but the market is open on Christmas Day itself, so you’ll have plenty to do if you’re planning on being away for the big day.

Don’t forget to organize your travel insurance before you go. The good news is you can get up to 20% off Endsleigh’s travel insurance with TOTUM, so you’ll have plenty of money left over for Christmas shopping!