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.
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!
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.