The beginning of Advent is a magical time across Europe when Christmas markets overflow with Yuletide cheer. Many of the festive traditions we celebrate in Britain can be traced back to the famous Christkindlmarkts which sprang up in German-speaking towns as well as other regions of the former Holy Roman Empire during the Middle Ages....

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With Christmas around the corner and the bustle of the high street beckoning, why not escape to one of these European hot-spots for a shopping trip with a difference? Germany - Nutcrackers A motif used throughout Christmas decorations, the Nutcracker is a popular painted figurine which is more ornamental than functional. Depicting military figures with...

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River cruises are synonymous with the stunning landscapes and local landmarks of picturesque villages and towns – watching the world pass by as you glide along the world's waterways. Pair this with the winter season and you are in for a treat as some of our favourite scenes are sprinkled with snow and come alive...

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