Snowglobes at Christmas market, Vienna.?

Dreamy white Christmas

If you think the festive season is missing its magic, a wander through some of Europe's best Christmas markets will do wonders for your yuletide spirit, says Brian Johnston.

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Water music ... Salzburg's Mozarteum orchestra, in costume, celebrates the composer.

Voyage with virtuosos

Singer Aled Jones takes to the rivers, visiting cities that have inspired great composers and ordinary romantics.

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A few of my favourite things ... the Christmas market in Salzburg.

Angels and gingerbread

Under the influence of gluhwein and the markets of Salzburg, Gerard Ryle glimpses the childhood magic of Christmas.

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High on a hill ... a panoramic view of Salzburg on the banks of the Salzach River at the northern boundary of the Alps.

The sound of modernity

How do you solve a problem like Maria? Head to Salzburg to see the groovy side of the city, writes Julietta Jameson.

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River cruises are a great way to see Europe.

Settle in for a wild glide

River cruises are a great way to take in the sights of Europe. Caroline Gladstone looks at some of the year's best.

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