Christmas Markets Around Europe With Your Young Scot Card

Have you ever wanted to visit the famous Christmas markets in Europe? We've listed a few great cities with festive markets this Christmas.

Your Young Scot NEC is also an European Youth Card which means you can access the same discounts that an Austrian young person would get with their card in Austria or a German young person would be able to get with their card in Germany. This means you can visit many great locations in Europe and take advantage of Young Scot being part of the European Youth Card Association!


Aerial image of Prague's Christmas markets

Follow the steps of Good King Wencelas, and head to Prague for their famous Christmas markets. They have many different markets, but the biggest of them are at Wencelas Square and Old Town Square. Enjoy twinkling lights, nativity scenes, stalls with great festive presents and traditional food to try.

You can get a reduced entry fee at the palace gardens below Prague Castle with your Young Scot card.

In search of somewhere to stay? You can get 10% off accommodation in Prague.

You can visit modern art with free entry to the National Gallery in Prague for permanent exhibitions.


Berlin's festive markets

Head to Berlin and enjoy their wide range of holiday delights. Berlin has around 80 Christmas markets - including one that’s specifically for dogs! The market Weihnachtszauber, in Gendarmenmarkt Square, is especially pretty and has many handcrafted goods which could make the perfect Christmas presents.

Get a taste of what the Berlin Wall used to be like at this art installation recreating the visitor's platform at Checkpoint Charlie. You can get a 20% discount on your entry with your Young Scot card.

You can get a 10% discount at Generator Hostel Berlin Mitte, as well as many other discounts at hotels and hostels


Amsterdam canal lit up with festive lighting

Filled with ice-skating rinks, Christmas markets and events, Amsterdam is a great place to enjoy festive times. As well, the Amsterdam Light Festival is throughout December and January where the canal belt of Amsterdam is filled with spectacular light shows, sculptures and projections.

See the city from the waterways and the great lights of the festival with a discounted ticket price at Lovers Cruises.

See festive Opera or ballet such as The Nutcracker with a 10% discount at the National Opera and Ballet.

If you feel like warming up inside and exploring some Dutch art, you can get 50% off at the Rijksmuseum with your Young Scot card!


View of Lljubljana from above at Christmas time

Further east, Slovenia’s capital has a large market with locally produced goods, perfect for souvenirs and lots of festive treats to eat and drink. The city comes alive with light installations, musical performances and handcrafted goods to buy.

Get a 50% discount on Museum of Architecture and Design and enjoy the past and future of architecture, design and photography.           

Get a discount on your accommodation with a 15% discount at Hostel AJDOVŠČINA.

Check out other discounts across Europe.

Find all the discounts available in Europe with your Young Scot card.

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