Christmas markets have been drawing holiday crowds in Europe since medieval times. The very first were located in Germany, Austria and eastern France. Today these festive, open-air markets can be found all around the world. Take a peek at the following live webcam links to see how some of Europe’s historic city centers have transformed into holiday shopping winter wonderlands this season.
Click on the picture to open the links to the live Christmas Market webcam feeds, and click on the city/country to open the official Christmas Market page for the destination.
Christmas Market Webcams in Europe
Kurfürstendamm is one of Berlin’s most recognized avenues and is comparable to Paris’ Champs-Élysées.
Alten Markt (Old Market) is in Dortmund’s historic city center.
The Marktplatz (Marketplace) in Amberg.
Rathausmarkt (City Hall Marketplace) is in the center of Hamburg.
This camera lets you pan Freiburg’s historic city center.
(You will need Google Translate to read this page in English.)
Watch this webcam pan 360 degrees in downtown for the Vienna Christmas Markets.
Place de la Réunion is Mulhouse’s historic center.
Barfüsserplatz is located in Basel’s Old Town.
Markt (Market Square) in Bruges.
George Square in downtown Glasgow.
Upper Square in the Czech Republic’s largest city.
Arctic Circle, Finland
One more webcam… This isn’t a Christmas Market, but if you have children, they may enjoy a glimpse at Santa’s Workshop in Finland’s Lapland region.
(Unfortunately there is a commercial that this cam forces you to watch before connecting to it.)
For the ultimate holiday shopping experience, why not rent a car in Germany and tour some of the above mentioned Christmas Markets?