Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Take off to a Market

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Take off to a Market

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Shopping abroad is increasingly popular. Here Newcastle International Airport offers a guide to markets you can fly to directly from Newcastle There are many markets to choose from in Berlin at Christmas, but perhaps the most famous is the Kaiser Wilhelm Gedchtniskirche. This is loved by both tourists and locals.

It is Germany's most popular market with more than four million visitors each holiday season.

This market attracts German artists, musicians and writers, giving it a contemporary, lively feel.

Artwork by local artists is on show and jewellery, decorations and traditional gifts are aplenty.

Flights are available from Newcastle International with easyJet.com

The best markets here are on the city's large shopping street ( Vaci Utca and Vrsmarty ter.

Extra features include Hungarian folk dancing and carols to get you into the Christmas mood.

Stocking fillers include porcelain and jewellery, while culinary delights on offer include hot spicy sausages and traditional Christmas cake.

Flights are available from Newcastle with easyJet.com

In Czech, the Christmas markets are called Vanocni trh. The best is on the famous Wenslas Square, in the heart of the city and the Old Town Square, Namesti Republiky and Havelske Trziste.

The city's Metro system means all markets are in easy reach of each other.

Wares include many traditional Czech items with ornaments, puppets, jewellery, candles and svarene vino, or hot wine.

The markets run from November 25 to January 6.

Flights are available from Newcastle with easyJet.com

Surrounded by the snow-capped Alps, this is a magical place to visit at this time of the year.

Traditional Swiss chalets are full of old-fashioned wooden toys and sparkling trinkets. …

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