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Ongoing Christmas markets

In town squares across the country, Christmas markets are great places to taste local delicacies, sip steaming drink specialities and admire handmade products and Christmas decorations.
Runs: Bratislava (until Dec 23); Pezinok (Dec 16-18); Prešov (until Dec 23); Košice (until Dec 23); Trnava (until Dec 23); Levoča (Dec 17-18); Banská Bystrica (Dec 13-21); Trenčín (until Dec 24); Žilina (Dec 31).

In town squares across the country, Christmas markets are great places to taste local delicacies, sip steaming drink specialities and admire handmade products and Christmas decorations.

Runs: Bratislava (until Dec 23); Pezinok (Dec 16-18); Prešov (until Dec 23); Košice (until Dec 23); Trnava (until Dec 23); Levoča (Dec 17-18); Banská Bystrica (Dec 13-21); Trenčín (until Dec 24); Žilina (Dec 31).

If Slovakia is not enough, skip to nearby Vienna (60 kilometres from Bratislava) and visit numerous markets there, including: Upper Belvedere Garden, Rathausplatz, Schönbrunn Palace, Arts and Crafts Market (in front of Karlskirche), Spittelberg, and the Old Viennese Christmas Market (On the Freyung in

the city centre). For more information, visit www.wien.info.

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