Copenhagen and Aarhus among Europe’s best festive cities

They say Christmas is a time for giving and receiving. Well, with ‘The Little Mermaid’ and Nyhavn, Copenhagen receives a lot of tourists, and when Christmas gets closer, the Danish capital knows how to give that little bit more.

According to Holidu’s list, which ranked the 100 most festive European cities, Copenhagen is fifth.

And, once again, no Swedish or Norwegian city could finish ahead of the Danish capital. Stockholm is sixth and Oslo tenth on a leaderboard topped by Berlin.

Lots of suggestions
“In the heart of the Old Town, you will find the Julemarked in Højbro Plads. Known for its ‘international feel’ it is modelled on a traditional German Christmas market with everything from waffles to Glühwein,” wrote Holidu.

“If you are in for a thrill, check out the market in the second-oldest amusement park in the world, Tivoli Gardens! If you are after tradition, check out Julemarked Kongens Nytorv! You are sure to find the perfect market for you in Copenhagen this winter season.”

Aarhus also in the top 50
Another Danish city was named among the most festive cities in Europe: Aarhus.

Topkær Julestue, Møllestien and Den Gamle By were among the markets recommended.

The second-largest city in the country is ranked number 45, three places behind Göteborg.