Agoda.com, one of Asia’s leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), has put together a list of nine hotels offering year-end specials on accommodation in some of Germany’s most popular destinations. This comes just in time for one of the country’s most-loved winter traditions – the Christmas Market.
One of the oldest winter customs in Europe, Christmas Markets first popped up in Germany over 500 years ago. Usually held in the communal town square, the markets served as a place for townsfolk to stock up on winter supplies, catch up on news, and meet with friends. The tradition has survived pretty much intact into the modern day, except that a healthy portion of the catching up takes place on mobile phones.
This year the ten hotels offering specials cover four of Germany’s most popular winter vacation spots – Cologne, Dresden, Munich, and Berlin.
The markets in each city offer shopping, hot chocolate and mulled wine, lights, music, and plenty of holiday cheer. However, each market has its own character and style. Dresden – Germany’s oldest Christmas Market – is known for its Christtollen, a cake made with fruit and marzipan. In Munich, visit the Kripperlmarkt, known for its unique Christmas nativity mangers, or the Tollwood Market, which offers a huge variety of musical and artistic performances. Berlin offers over 60 different markets, with everything from horse-drawn carriage rides to light displays to traditional German handicrafts.
The list continues for each destination, so some research is definitely warranted in order to choose which one(s) to visit. Head to the Agoda.com media room to see 9 hotels offering great promotions for the festival. No matter what type of traveler you are, it’s a perfect way to celebrate Christmas.
Stay at least 4 nights and enjoy 25% off. Book before 26 December, 2015. Promotion expires 31 December, 2015.
Enjoy a USD $22 discount. Promotion expires 31 December, 2015.
Stay at least 3 nights and enjoy 20% off. Promotion expires 29 February, 2016.
Enjoy a 10% discount. Promotion expires 31 January, 2015.
Rooms start at USD $150. Promotion expires 31 December, 2015.
Stay at least 2 nights and enjoy 25% off. Promotion expires 30 November, 2015.
Book at least 28 days in advance and enjoy 20% off. Promotion expires 31 December, 2015.
Book at least 21 days in advance and enjoy 10% off. Promotion expires 31 December, 2015.
Stay at least 2 nights and enjoy 20% off. Promotion expires 31 December, 2015.