Intricate nativity scenes set in walnut shells are just some of the beautiful ornaments you can buy at a Christmas market. © Janna Graber

One of the best ways to visit Christmas markets along the Danube River is by river cruise. Cruising during the holidays is even more fun as the ships are donned in holiday finery and there’s a festive spirit on board. Here’s how to visit some of Europe’s top Christmas markets on a river cruise.

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