Ten unusual Christmas markets in Europe

Nothing says Christmas like the smell of roasted chestnuts and the buzz of strolling around a Christmas market with a cup of mulled wine warming your hands.

As the festive season approaches, towns and cities across Europe transform into winter wonderlands, converting town squares and open spaces into traditional alpine villages serving up all sorts of arts, crafts and festive treats.

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Of course, you'd be forgiven for thinking that if you've seen one Christmas market you've pretty much seen them all - particularly in the big cities around Europe.

But it's certainly not the case for the unique markets located in extremely unexpected locations, from under a bridge to deep inside a cave.

With the help of Trivago, we've put together a list of the most surprising Christmas markets across Europe, perfect for an unusual Christmas mini-break.

Take a look at our pick of Europe's top Christmas markets in unlikely spots...