10 Best Christmas Markets Slideshow

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Cologne, Germany

Germany is filled with festive holiday markets this time of year, but Cologne hosts four annual markets within the city's confines, each with more sparkling Christmas lights and sweet treats than the last. Some sell candies and ornaments, some have live music playing, some have merry-go-rounds, and still some serve hot mulled wine and sweet cider to holiday shoppers.

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