First thanks to everyone for their advice! We just returned from a glorious three weeks, mostly in Italy!
Looking toward a trip over Christmas of 2015... I really want to do the German Christmas markets and some little towns for a week, then another 7-10 days for...??
How are Amsterdam, Bruges in winter? I know cold but... Isn't everywhere going to cold? Might do Paris for a couple days...
Are those reasonable places to go the week between Christmas and New Years? Anything especially bad or good about any of those?
Other suggestions for that time frame? Just not Italy since we did a lot of that this trip...