4. Salzburg, Austria

If you are visiting Munich in Germany, you might want to take a coach tour to Salzburg in Austria, just across the German border. Mozart's birthplace is a magical winter wonderland and boasts one of Austria's best Christmas markets. Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride or go shopping for Advent wreaths, hand-carved nativity displays or twinkling hand-blown glass tree decorations. Naturally, this being Mozart's home town, there are Mozart Kugeln (chocolates) and Apflestrudel just waiting to be devoured. If you're staying in Austria, head to Vienna's main Christmas market, which dates back to the 13th century, making it one of Europe's oldest.