Tired of last-minute Christmas shopping on a soulless British high street? Why not join our cousins on the Continent and experience the Season of Goodwill in style this year?
Mainland Europe is home to some truly spectacular Christmas markets, full of unique gifts to take back for your loved ones, delicious local delicacies to sample, and a magical atmosphere that’ll bring a smile to even the most cold-hearted of humbugs.
We’ve selected 10 of the best Christmas markets to reach by rail this winter. Travelling by train gets you right into the heart of the city, and high speed European rail networks even allow you to spend plenty of time in the city without having to spend a night away.