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Christmas Around the World


Here we present for you a tour in photographs of Christmas celebrations from around the world.

Enjoy a little armchair tour of the sights of Christmas. Maybe something here will spark your interest in taking a trip some day. We've provided links to some interesting articles for trip planning.

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A holiday tradition in Germany is the Christmas Market. These markets are often brightly decorated with Christmas lights and a traditional Christmas tree, and feature all kinds of merchandise, with an emphasis on the traditional. The markets also serve food, sweets, and hot beverages. Germany's Traditional Christmas Markets.

Cologne, Germany

German Christmas Market - Cologne Germany

Crowds shop and enjoy food and entertainment at a traditional German Christmas market in Cologne, Germany. Cologne: A Winter's Tale.




Magdeburg, Germany

Magdeburg Christmas Market

The Magdeburg Christmas Market, held next to the town hall in the middle of this historic town. Magdeburg visitor information.

Dresden, Germany

Dresden Christmas Market

Germany's oldest Christmas Market, Striezelmarkt, in Dresden. The market dates back to 1434. The Dresden Christmas Market.

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