Nothing is more magical than wintertime in Europe. Travelers can enjoy the famous Christmas markets of Germany and Austria, go skiing in the majestic French Alps, relish in the Christmas atmosphere strolling around Finland, and most importantly, taste all the seasonal cuisine and traditional drinks that winter brings. Whether travelers decide to visit with family, friends or on their own, they will surely find somewhere perfect to go to during their December Travel in Europe.
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Although there are plenty of cities that travelers may choose to visit during their December trip to Europe, there are several noteworthy towns which will make your trip one of a kind.
Every Christmas lover will want to visit this town in Finland. Rovaniemi is known to be the "official" residence of Santa Claus, filled with snow and reindeers that add to the holiday spirit.
It has become a long tradition that during December, many Christmas markets in Germany open up with stalls filled with various Christmas goods and wintery food.
The capital of Austria is beautiful year round, but nothing beats the mesmerizing allure of its architecture under the December snow. The city also offers many Christmas stalls to enjoy.
Travelers that wish to experience a fairy-tale winter must go to Copenhagen. Visitors will enjoy spending time in the cozy atmosphere of this city, from cafes and bars to the colorful decorations at the Tivoli amusement park.
A pro tip for travelers that enjoy seeing world-famous monuments without crowds, visit in the winter season. The capital of Greece is just as splendid in the winter, and travelers get to enjoy the weather while visiting the Parthenon and other monuments without the usual summer crowd.