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It’s a weird holiday season coming up. Even though there are lots of restrictions, there are still places where a new normal can be found and where you can enjoy some Christmas kitsch and mulled wine during your city trips.

London: Christmas By The River

Just a 15 minute walk away from our Wombat‘s The City Hostel London (across Tower Bridge!) you can enjoy one of London’s most instagrammable Christmas markets! “Christmas By The River” is set against stunning views of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.

It’s the perfect location for a nice stroll between wooden huts packed with original presents, handmade crafts and plenty of delicious food offerings. A steaming cup of mulled wine will help you enjoy the humid London winter beside to the River Thames.

Of course, the whole city of London is sprinkled with Christmas markets during the holiday season. Some highlights include Covent Garden Christmas Village (with igloo style dining!), Southbank Market (with view of Big Ben on the other side of the Thames) and the festively decorated historical Borough Market.

London By The River is open until January, 2nd.

Budapest: Comeback of City’s Tradition

This year, to save me from tears… Budapest has reopened its Christmas Markets after las year’s cancellations due to Corona.

Christmas Markets in Budapest have a strong tradition and are considered among the most beautiful markets in Europe. As they attract hundreds of thousands of tourists each year, you can imagine how important the events are for the city and its population. In order to be able to open the markets’ doors, the city has decided to restrict entry to only vaccinated and recovered persons.

One of Budapest’s most popular and beautiful markets is Advent Bazlica on St Stephan’s. Here, you’ll find a spectacular setting, great atmosphere and an all-day program for all family members.

Advent Bazilika (open until January, 1st) is just a 10 minute walk away from our Wombat’s The City Hotel Budapest!

Munich & Vienna: Please Stand By

Vienna hast just reopened its doors after a 2-weeks-lockdown. Wombat’s City Hostel Vienna is open for bookings from Dec. 27th!

Munich has cancelled all Christmas Markets but outdoor gastronomy is still open (for vaccinated and recovered individuals). Of course, some boundaries are blurred, as is the case for Viktualienmarkt which is currently still open and decorated. You are always safe to have a good night drink at Wombat’s The City Hostel Munich “Hauptbahnhof” ;-) Of course, we will keep you posted about the Corona-related developments in these cities.

Stay safe!

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