10 unusual Christmas markets
In the middle of a lake
Every half hour, ferries bring visitors to the Fraueninsel market on Bavaria's biggest lake, the Chiemsee. More than 90 stalls sell Bavarian souvenirs, handicrafts from the island's abbey, such as nativity scenes and Christmas decorations, as well as a huge choice of anything knitted, crocheted or carved. An added bonus here is the spectacular Alpine backdrop.