Our trip to the North Pole // Vienna, Austria Christmas Markets
While planning our Thanksgiving break vacation with our lovely visitors, I did a lot of research on European Christmas Markets. A lot. In all my research, nearly every ‘Top 10’ list there sat Vienna, Austria. The supposed king of Christmas Markets. Since we didn’t have time to fit Vienna in our Thanksgiving vacation, I was thrilled when I found a flight with Austrian Air for a 100 euro round-trip from Frankfurt and this adorable AirBnb studio (the pictures don’t do it justice!) for mid-December. Vienna is indeed a lovely city and if you’re looking for a gorgeous backdrop to charming markets, will this is a darn good place to start.
You know they’re serious about the holidays when they set up Christmas Tree stands in the middle of their main pedestrian-only street. Too bad even the smallest trees averaged 40 euro, ouch.
Christmas spirit is everywhere in Vienna. Here was a little shopping area that we cut through en route to one of the many markets that lie throughout the city center.
Honey roasted peanuts. I can still smell them…
Perhaps the most iconic Christmas scene in all of Europe, an awesome market lies just in front of the Schonbrunn Palace. Dan and I spent hours here – the food was amazing, the punch (Austrian version of Gluhwein) was delicious and the vendors had lovely authentic handcrafts.
Oh, that, why that’s mac and cheese with bacon. Oh boy.
Six days until Christmas sweet friends! Are you ready?!