My friends and family in Argentina keep asking me what is like to experience Christmas Time in Vienna. If I had to describe it in a few words I would say that the Christmas season here is simply magical. Astonishing street decorations, lovely Christmas markets all over the city make the Christmas mood contagious to all its visitors. You could definitely say that Vienna “puts on its best clothes” for this special occasion. So being immersed in this charming christmasy atmosphere, I must admit, I visited most of the well-known Christmas Markets and I loved them! The one at Rathausplatz is – without a doubt- the most visited and popular among tourists. I was told that the locals prefer the more quiet ones like the one by Belvedere Palace and at Spittelberg, and I must agree too. If I had to pick my favourite, I would say it is the little market “Am Hof”, just a few steps away from the famous Cafe Central. I fell in love with the floating lights! 😍
To conclude, if you have the chance to visit Vienna during this magical time of the year, you should definitely not miss the chance to wonder through the markets, stroll around the wonderful Graben to have a look at its magnificent and classy chandeliers, and of course remember to try some Glühwein! ☕
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!