Hi everyone and welcome to my first travel post – magical Christmas time in Vienna!
This is my favorite time of the year – time when Advent begins and where is better to start this time then in the city where it all begun! Vienna in this time of the year looks truly magical, like a fairytale coming to reality and wishing everybody a peaceful and happy Christmas time. There is a reason why all other cities look up to it and why the buses towards the Vienna from all around the Europe are always full.
Everybody wants to see the famous Christkindlmarkt, Weihnnachtsmarkt am Rathausplatz, MuseumsQuartier district, Opera, beautiful Schönbrunn and Belvedere castles and to try Glühwein! Don´t you just love the fresh smell of the cinnamon and pancakes? Maybe try famous punch or grilled sausages? All that while surrounded with Christmas lights, decorated trees and beautiful decor!
I must say this is my first time visiting Schloss Belvedere and it is truly magnificent! Around every places of interests there is small Weihnachtsmarkt with its own theme! Lovely! If you´re interested in arts, there is an exhibition of a famous Gustav Klimt in the Belvedere. Take a look at its landmarks and famous architecture:
Next stop – Hundertwasser Haus! Very interesting and famous for its colorful architecture. Always a must see when you´re visiting Vienna, regardless whether during the Christmas time!
(Yes, it was pretty cold but not as it was a few years back, when around this time there was snowing and everybody was freezing and warming their hands with punch;)
Hofburg Palace. In the city centre near the Stephans Dom, surrounded with white Advent and horses, this is a must see definitely!
Who doesn’t´t love famous waffles Manner? Can you imagine a better commercial then this cute decorated tram? 🙂
Regarding places to eat – you have Vapiano (my all time favorite), cute little restaurants and cafe´s near the city centre (try the Schwarzwald cake!), Graben 30 for a fancy night out or a chill out cafe, Volksgarten for clubbing. And, last but not least – good shopping! From famous MAC cosmetics to Kiko, Gucci, Dior – the choice is big!
Traveling can be very fun and entertaining but not without friends, who are here to make everything 10x times better and to make sure you have a wonderful time everywhere you go! :*
Until the next post enjoy the day and be happy 🙂