At the beginning of December we visited Vienna as I already shared in my first travel post. One of the main reasons to visit Vienna during that time of the year is the Christmas spirit. The city is enchantingly decorated and lighted, but what impresses even more are the Christmas markets.
From mid November up until Christmas those little nooks attach a romantic spirit to the city. Located on the prettiest squares of Vienna, with the aroma of bakery and hot punch they form a unique Christmas atmosphere. There’s such a wide variety of indulgences for the eye and taste. From mulled wine through hot soups in bread (our favorite!), sweets and cakes to handmade toys and decorations – it would take you a whole day to experience that and still not be enough.
We visited a few Christmas markets in Vienna, including the most famous ones by the Rathaus, Schoenbrunn Palace, Belvedere Palace and the Art History Museum. However, our favorite certainly became the Christkindlmarkt in front of the Rathaus (city hall) – it’s big, offers a great variety of handcrafts and tasty options. Not to mention how beautiful the building of the city hall itself is. It all matches together so well, as if it just popped out from a fairy tale.
However, a feeling can’t be described. It can only be felt. If you want to feel one of the world’s best Christmas spirits, consider Vienna for your next holiday. It’s among the top most festive Christmas cities in the world according to Travel Channel. And I confirm that!
Which is your favorite Christmas city? Have you ever been to Vienna during the festive season?
Happy holidays, everyone!