Picture This: The Christmas Market of Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria can make a claim to having the original Christkindlmarkt.

Their December Market was the forerunner of the modern version and dates back to 1294… CONTINUE READING >> 

Thanks to Viking River Cruises for inviting us along and providing this adventure! As always, all opinions are our own.

The Christmas Market in front of Town Hall in Vienna Austria

Hand blown glass ornaments at the Christmas Market in Vienna

Vienna, Austria can make a claim to having the original Christkindlmarkt.

Their December Market was the forerunner of the modern version and dates back to 1294.

The Wiener Christkindlmarkt in the Rathausplatz, the plaza in front of the town hall, is the city’s premier advent market.

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The Christmas Market in Vienna Austria

The Christmas Market in Vienna Austria

The Christmas Market in Vienna Austria

The Christmas Market in Vienna Austria

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Selling gluhwien at Vienna's Christmas Market

As with all of the Christmas markets we’ve seen, food is a huge component.

This is Vienna, so we must have a sausage, or two. And, of course, a steaming mug of glühwein to ward off the chill.

We must say, these Vienna sausages are much better than their namesake in the United States that come in a can!

Sausages in Vienna's Christmas marke

Sweets in Vienna's Christmas marke

David & Veronica, GypsyNester.com

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Thanks to Viking River Cruises for inviting us along and providing this adventure! As always, all opinions are our own. See our entire Christmas cruise along The Danube with stops in Budapest, Bratislavia, Vienna, Durnstein & Melk, Salzburg, and Passau.

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