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Europe Christmas Time

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Europe Christmas Time

Hi,

I am thinking of taking the wife and kids (all girls 13, 8, 4 and 4) to Europe for Christmas. I have never been to Europe in Winter. I was planning on arriving into Munich on the 20th of December and departing Munich on the 4th of January. Hiring a car for the duration. I really have no idea what to do apart from from having a white Christmas somewhere. We are not snow skiers, however the eldest girls have done a little sking before and would like a day or two on the slopes. If anyone could give some ideas on where to go and for how long it would be appreciated. As we have a hire car and enjoy driving I have no issues with do a few miles.

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1. Re: Europe Christmas Time

Welcome to the Forum Damian B.................one thing you'll have to do for sure is the Munich Christmas Market, which isa very popular pastime with visitors and locals alike....... my recommendation to you is to post your question on the actual Munich, Germany forum........that forum is where the local experts and forum regulars will read and respond to your queries..............have a great time there

To reach that forum, click on the blue link in this post....

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How familiar are you driving in snow? But all rental cars from Munich will be provided with M&S tyres (i's the law). If you want to drive into Switserland or Austria you'll need vignettes for the motorways. Also keep in mind the Autobahn that time of year can be very busy with people going to the mountains from the low lands. Salzburg is not far from Munich and makes a great visit.

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Hi there,

just to suggest you if you dont want all the time snow, take a trip at southern Europe,

Italy,Montenegro,Greece... And ofcourse, if you want to ski a little bit you can do it in Montenegro too.. would be usefull and relaxing for whole family, neverforgetable expirience.. For some services you can see photos https:/…photos_stream hope you ll like it... No matter where you spend holliday, have a nice time in Europe!

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Christmas in Europe is a time for elaborate pastries straight out of a medieval cookbook, for lyrical midnight masses in Gothic churches, and for the upholding of quirky local traditions—in many countries, Christmas just isn’t complete without mischievous pixies (Copenhagen), kindly witches (Rome), treacherous demons (Salzburg), or an 8,000-pound fruitcake (Dresden). However else Europeans celebrate the Yuletide season, Christmas still centers around an Advent market that, in most cases, has filled the square before the cathedral each December for hundreds upon hundreds of years. Many markets start on the Friday before Advent, which is four Sundays before Christmas Eve; most end on December 24, especially in Germanic countries, where Christmas Eve is set aside for trimming the tree at home. Others keep celebrating until Epiphany on January 6.

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Not sure the OP is still reading this thread. She/he never came back after the first post.

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Hi,

Thank-you all so much for your advise. Unfortunatly our plans have changed we are now going to the US.

Sorry for not responding earlier.

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Have a great time in the USA but also be prepared for driving in wintry conditions unless you stay south.

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