By: Margaret Schroeder, Content Marketing Specialist
There is a unique charm to the winters of Central Europe, made even more special during the Christmas season. I wanted to experience this special place and time so I opted to travel with my father on Christmas Time on the Danube with Avalon cruise that visited some of these romantic places. This was my first river cruise experience and I now think that it’s THE way to travel.
Spending time at a Christmas market has been an annual tradition in Europe for centuries. Mixing iconic sights and seasonal delights in central Europe, this encounter features festive vendors selling their crafts and treats on the street in front of illuminated landmarks. The markets are perfect for Christmas shopping because most of the gifts and decorations are handmade, affordable and you can’t find anywhere else.