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The Yorkshire Hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of the beautiful spa town of Harrogate, with everything you need being within walking distance, including Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms which is opposite the hotel. Harrogate train station is an easy three minute walk away and Leeds Bradford Airport is a 20 minute drive away. The Harrogate International centre is only a 3 minute walk making the hotel an ideal accommodation and entertaining venue for events held at the HIC.
Christmas Markets Across Europe
Frankfurt, Germany's Financial Center
Where better to experience the magic
and tradition of the Christmas Markets
than in Germany itself! Evenings will
sparkle with wooden candle lit stalls
and twinkling Christmas lights, along
with the nostalgic aromas of roasted
almonds, warm mulled wine and sweet
Frankfurt has been Germany's financial centre for centuries, and it is the home of a number of major banks and brokerages. The three pillars of Frankfurt's economy are finance, transport, and trade fairs. The Frankfurt Stock Exchange is by far Germany's largest, and is one of the world's most important. Frankfurt is also the seat of the European Central Bank which sets monetary policy for the Eurozone economy, and of the German Federal Bank. Over 300 national and international banks are represented including the headquarters of the major German banks.
Frankfurt has an excellent transportation infrastructure, and the Frankfurt International Airport is a major European aviation hub. Its central location at the heart of Europe and its excellent accessibility by air, rail and road make Frankfurt Airport City especially attractive.
Be mesmerised by Austria's snow capped mountains, romantic cities and charming Christmas atmosphere. Romantic market squares will be transformed into winter wonderlands filled with elegant horse drawn carriages, carols singers, hand–made gifts and freshly baked Christmas cookies!
Picture to the left: Vienna Skyline.
Vienna is the capital of the Republic of Austria and one of the nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria's primary city, with a population of about 1.7 million (2.3 million within the metropolitan area, more than 25% of Austria's population), and is by far the largest city in Austria, as well as its cultural, economic, and political centre.
It is the
10th largest city by population in
the European Union. Vienna is host
to many major international
organizations such as the United
Nations and OPEC.
A destination brimming with enchantment, experience Switzerland when the scenery is at its most dramatic. From powdery snow and fairy tale carriage rides to delightful Christmas stalls brimming with fantastic Christmas gifts, you'll be sure to have an unforgettable Christmas break.
Picture to the left: Zurich cityscape, Switzerland.
Zürich, which likes to call itself "Downtown Switzerland" is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich. It is located in central Switzerland  at the northwestern tip of Lake Zürich. While the municipality itself has approximately 380,500 inhabitants, the Zürich metropolitan area is an urbanised area of international importance constituted by a population of nearly 2 million inhabitants. Zürich is a mixed hub for railways, roads, and air traffic. Both Zürich Airport and railway station are the largest and busiest in the country..
Visit Belgium's most celebrated Christmas markets in many of the historic cities. Browse the brightly lit stalls with their array of seasonal sweet meats, unique wooden toys, exquisite Christmas ornaments and of course, authentic Belgium chocolate.
Picture to the left: Flower Carpet, Brussels, Belgium.
Brussels, officially the Brussels Region or Brussels-Capital Region, is the de facto capital city of the European Union (EU) and the largest urban area in Belgium.
It comprises 19 municipalities, including the City of Brussels proper, which is the constitutional capital of Belgium, the seat of the French Community of Belgium and of the Flemish Community.
Brussels has grown from a 10th-century fortress town founded by a descendant of Charlemagne into a metropolis of more than one million inhabitants.
Enjoy the festive fun in France this Christmas. For unique gift ideas, Paris hosts several colourful markets brimming with exceptional tree decorations, handmade toys and plenty of culinary delights. Alternatively, experience the atmospheric market of Strasbourg and take in the dramatic sights too!
Picture to the left: Gargoyle, Notra Dame Cathedral, Paris.
Paris is the capital and largest city in France. It is situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region (or Paris Region, French: Région parisienne). The city of Paris, within its administrative limits largely unchanged since 1860, has an estimated population of 2,193,031 (January 2007), but the Paris metropolitan area has a population of 11,836,970 (January 2007), and is one of the most populated metropolitan areas in Europe.
In 2009 and 2010 Paris has been ranked among the three most important and influential cities in the world, among the first three "European cities of the future" - according to a research published by Financial Times and among the ten cities in the world "where to live in" according to the British review Monocle (June 2010).
Discover the spirit and magic of the Christmas markets in the Czech Republic. The historic squares of Prague are lined with lavishly decorated huts selling mouth–watering delicacies and delightful Czech crafts. From festive carols to handmade puppets, Prague is sure to leave you in the Christmas spirit.
Picture to the left: Prague, Chzech Republic.
Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. Nicknames for Prague have included: Praga mater urbium/Praha matka měst ("Prague – Mother of Cities") in Latin/Czech, Stověžatá Praha ("City of a Hundred Spires") in Czech and Zlaté město/Goldene Stadt ("Golden City") in Czech/German.
Situated on the Vltava River in central Bohemia, Prague has been the political, cultural and economic centre of the Czech state for more than 1,100 years
Other European Christmas Markets
|Christmas markets are happening all
over Europe this year, so why not
venture further afield.
Krakow, Poland, Copenhagen, Denmark, Helsinki, Finland, Budapest, Hungary, Turku, Finland,, Tallinn, Estonia
Picture to the left: Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark
Nyhavn is a
colourful 17th century waterfront, canal
and popular entertainment district in
Copenhagen, Denmark. Stretching from
Kongens Nytorv to the harbourfront just
south of the Royal Playhouse, it is
lined by brightly coloured 17th and
early 18th century townhouses and
numerous bars, cafés and restaurants.
Serving as a heritage harbour, the canal
is packed with old wooden ships.
Please note that the Christmas Markets usually start in the last week of November until Christmas Day.