Whether you are looking for gifts to fill your pantry or simply want to immerse yourself in the atmosphere, the Christmas markets of northern Europe always give you a captivating spell.
Even if snow is not always guaranteed, in these places it is always very likely. At the very least, you can expect a Christmas setting with traditional handmade decorations, along with the day and evening markets full of festive flavors and, if you’re lucky, the local choirs that offer the necessary soundtrack.
The advantage of choosing a river cruise is the opportunity to visit not only one, but several Christmas markets and, while surfing, see cities and villages decorated for the most glittering season of the year. The largest concentration of Christmas markets can be found navigating on river cruises selected by Crocemundo where the most beautiful and breathtaking places are concentrated!
Not to be missed, the Amsterdam Light Festival 2017 which this year, from 23 November 2017 to 28 January 2018, has in store, the exhibition of innovative and extraordinary works of art admirable right on the water along the canals. M/s Alemannia, departing on 3rd January, will give you the chance to discover Amsterdam and the most evocative places of Holland and Belgium.
Dusseldorf Being a small and charming city of Germany, Dusseldorf always surprises its visitors with the big Christmas markets, open until December 30th! Here, you will also have the opportunity to enjoy the Magic Sky music live in Jan-Wellem-Platz, the Fairy Tales Market with children’s programs at Schadowplatz and admire a 1,700-square-meter runway!
The stay in Dusseldorf can be appreciated on board MS Alemannia 3 * and MS Bellejour 4 * for cruises along the Rhine. The departures are scheduled for December 20 and 27, 2017 and January 3rd, 2018!
Heidelberg With only five squares in the old city, this city has “the most beautiful skating rink in Germany”, from where you can enjoy the most amazing view of the famous castle. Do not miss, in this place the opportunity to take a picture and collect likes on Instagram!
The MS Bellejour 4 *, starts on 20 December 2017 to touch Heidelberg Scating Rink and admire the Castle!
Strasbourg This city is called “The capital of Christmas” thanks to its markets, the oldest in France! This year open until December 30th!
On board of MS Bellejor or MS Alemannia departing on December 20 and 27 you will have the opportunity to admire and find the most original artifacts for Christmas gifts.