There’s something inspiring about being in Europe near the end of the year. From Rome’s quaint churches ablaze with holiday decor and nativity scenes, to the gourmet food halls in London and Germany just bursting with seasonal mouth-watering goodies, you will feel as if you’re experiencing Christmas to the max! Here are a few of our personal suggestions which go beyond our current Clued In Travel Books:
We adore Munich’s Dallmayr gourmet shop anytime of year but especially at Christmas time. Don’t miss it! The immense Viktualienmarkt will also delight. Scoop up traditional products shoulder to shoulder with the locals.
In Salzburg, Austria the town’s beautiful fountains will be covered up against the winter weather but you may not notice after you’ve immersed yourself in its gift markets and comforting cuisine.
Bern, Switzerland is a medieval town to be reckoned with, and becomes even more magical during the holidays. Be sure to snag a reservation at the one and only Kornhauskeller restaurant, or for a sumptuous Italian dinner try for a table at the divine Luce restaurant.
Take in a concert or ballet performance in lovely Zurich, Switzerland where the arts will be in full swing.
If you happen to be in Paris this New Year’s Eve, splurge for a fancy prix fix champagne dinner with dancing at midnight at the ultra famous Le Grand Colbert restaurant. The raw oysters and giant link prawns are perfectly in season!
Wherever you find yourself this December, the Clued In Travel Books team wishes you and your loved one a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah!