05/10/2012 09:04 BST | Updated 05/10/2012 09:29 BST

Travel: Best German-Style Christmas Markets 2012 In Europe (PICTURES)

You might think that Christmas is a million miles away, but if you want enjoy a little hot wine and pre-Xmas cheer, now's the time to book your trip.

Give your Christmas shopping a twist by travelling to one of Europe's finest, most festive and traditional markets.

From foodie heaven in Berlin and traditional arts and crafts in Cologne, to festive cheer nearer to home in the historical town of Bath, Huffpost UK Lifestyle picks out the best Christmas markets in Europe.

Best Christmas Markets In Europe