Updated: 2018-10-15.
Christmas Markets Infographic Featured“From Christmas trees to festive songs, Germany has defined the holiday season. So it’s little wonder that Europe has fallen in love with another German tradition – the Christmas market.”

This handy infographic from Wimdu gives some interesting numbers and facts about the history and progression of the Christmas market tradition throughout Europe, including markets from Cologne, Germany; Birmingham, UK; Vienna, Austria; Gothenburg, Sweden; Strasbourg, France; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Prague, Czechia.

Christmas Markets Infographic Europe

Cologne, Germany

Christmas Markets Infographic Cologne

Cologne’s Christmas markets are some of the best and most famous in Germany – and in Europe, for that matter. As the Cologne Tourism website states, “When the Christmas markets in Cologne open their gates on the last Monday before Advent, millions of visitors from around the world delight at the goods on sale at the quaintly designed huts (or Buden).”

Birmingham, UK

Christmas Markets Infographic Birmingham

Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market bills itself as “the largest authentic German Christmas market outside of Germany or Austria.” Get a traditional German Xmas experience right in the heart of the United Kingdom.

Vienna, Austria

Christmas Markets Infographic Vienna

The Wiener Christkindlmarkt is a yuletide market right in the Rathausplatz of Vienna, Austria. Its roots go back to the late 18th century, but it moved to its present town hall location in 1975.

Gothenburg, Sweden

Christmas Markets Infographic Gothenburg

Sweden’s largest Christmas market can be found at Liseberg Amusement park in Gothenburg.

Strasbourg, France

Christmas Markets Infographic Strasbourg

The Christmas markets in Strasbourg are the oldest in France. Dating back to 1570, they are some of Europe’s oldest, as well.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Christmas Markets Infographic Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark has a number of great Christmas markets, but the one in the Tivoli Gardens amusement park is number one, to most people.

Prague, Czechia

Christmas Markets Infographic Prague

In 2017, CNN ranked the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square Christmas markets of Czechia‘s Prague as among the top 10 in the world.

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This infographic was created for Wimdu. It was edited down here into separate slides to reduce the page load time of the entire, large graphic, but you can find the full infographic here »

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