Hi, does anyone have strong views on how Ghent Christmas market compares to the larger Aachen one? And to Bruges?
Planning trip from London for 3 nights in mid-Dec. We loved Nuremberg, Aachen and Freiburg Christmas markets and are aware that Ghent is smaller and that some people think Belgian Christmas markets could never match German ones. Your thoughts?
Having done those three German ones (and tiny Bath and Winchester ones in UK), we now want to enjoy a non-UK festive atmosphere with beautiful scenery as close to UK as poss by train. Have visited Bruges (in Summer) and agree it’s stunning, but how does Ghent’s old town compare, scenery wise?
Looking for v walkable and scenic 3 days in a compact, largely pedestrianised area.
Is Ghent’s market worth doing compared to smaller Bruges and bigger Aachen?
Fully aware that Bruges is probably the most atmospheric, but worry that it’ll be too small, and rammed! Aachen and Freiburg markets felt like a good size, and even half that size would be fine, but is Ghent’s market really tiny in comparison?
All Ghent thoughts much appreciated!