Unique Christmas markets to visit in 2017

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As the festive season approaches, cities across Europe convert their town squares and open spaces into traditional alpine villages serving up arts, crafts and Christmas treats. You'd be forgiven for thinking that if you've seen one Christmas market, you've seen them all but we've picked some of the most unique markets in unexpected locations.

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From under a bridge to deep inside a cave, these unusual Christmas markets are perfect for seeking out a festive experience like no other. If you're looking for something out of the ordinary this festive season and fancy visiting a Christmas market in an unlikely location, you'll want to head for Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland...

Top ten unique European Christmas markets

Top ten unique European Christmas markets