Photo Feature: Christmas Markets

In December of 2019 – just before the pandemic hit – I was lucky enough to spend the holiday season traveling Europe. Naturally, I made sure to visit some of the most iconic Christmas markets, including ones in Berlin, Munich and Prague.

As we enter into an unusually isolated holiday season, I’ve been reminiscing about the Christmas I spent in a world that seems so distant from the one we’re in now. One day, we will once again be able to gather with strangers and family alike in public spaces, sipping mulled wine and laughing without fear of transmitting a deadly virus. Until then, keep your circle small and enjoy a more intimate holiday season, and we will soon return to celebrating the holidays in community.

Berlin’s 17.5 meter Christmas tree at Pariser Platz
Berlin’s Christmas market at Gendarmenmarkt
A Christmas tree at one of Berlin’s Christmas markets
A vendor grilling bratwursts at Berliner Weihnachtszeit vor dem Roten Rathaus (Berlin Christmas Time in Front of Red City Hall)
Prague’s Christmas market in Republic Square
Munich’s Christmas market in front of the Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Christina Kirk

Christina Kirk is the Editor-in-Chief of The Hilltop Monitor. She is a senior majoring in Oxbridge: Institutions & Policy and international relations.

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