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Europe’s best Christmas markets…

November 4th 2015
By: Melanie Hollidge

With only a few weeks to go until Christmas, there is no better place to get some unusual gifts than buying them than from one of the fantastic European Christmas markets. Here are our favourites from the Daily Telegraph’s selection:
 
German markets have such a fantastic reputation for selling unusual gifts and delicious foods. Hamburg is apparently one the best markets just for its sheer diversity. There are 15 different markets to choose from, cater to different tastes, from confectionery to crafts. There is also a street just full of decorations and toys, which any age can enjoy.
 
The best Christmas market in France according to the Daily Telegraph is the festival in Angers, which offers gourmet food from around the whole of France. You will be able to sip on mulled wine whilst taking in some of the festive delights and buy a bottle of bubbly for £5 a bottle at the 13th Century fortress.
 
Bologna, Italy, this market is spread along the side of the 12th Century San Pietro Cathedral, soak up the atmosphere of being in a ancient city whilst buying some of the tempting delights they have on offer such as the marzipan realistic fruits and nougat made with honey and nuts.
 
Bruges in Belgium, holds a Christmas market with handmade gifts such as wooden toys, jewellery, hats, scarves and leather goods. The market is situated next to the 13th Century Belfort (Belfry). Don't forget to try out some of their amazing Belgium chocolates and Whit beer, served in a chilled glass!
 
If you would like to check out some of the other Christmas Markets the Telegraph recommend then why not follow this link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/11176148/Christmas-markets-in-Europe.html