Sunday, December 02, 2012

Christkindlmarkt


There are more than 10 different Christmas markets all around Vienna. The most famous one (and my personal favourite, too) is the Christkindlmarkt on the square in front of the beautiful Town hall. The market is one of the oldest in Europe, dating back over seven hundred years, and people seem to love it even more today.
All the trees in the park, where Chirstkindlmarkt is situated, are beautifully decorated with themed lights, garlands and figures, shaped like gingerbread men. Hundreds of cosy wooden huts offer a great diversity of sweets, hand-made goods, Christmas decorations and pieces of art. You could also find the best eggnog punch around here, or maybe apple cider. Inside the Town hall, there is a children's workshop, where cute little elves bake cookies, decorate presents and sing songs, and a sweet shoppe, where you could order a piece of Sachertorte, while listening to Christmas songs.
The whole park smells of cinnamon, caramel apples and home-baked bread and it is just impossible not to feel festive around here. It is absolutely heart-warming. (you still need gloves, though, because December is freezing!)


Are you already excited about Christmas? Have you decorated your tree, made a list with presents? Or is it a bit too early? 

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos! I can't wait to get going on some Christmas markets! Well I have been feeling really Christmassy the past couple of weeks, and was pleasantly surprised to come home from work today and find the family have put up the tree, some lights and tinsel, though they left the ornaments for me to put on the tree (that's my job!). I was surprised because usually I am BEGGING them for us to start decorating, sometimes we wouldn't get around to it until the weekend before Christmas!!!

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    1. that is so cute!
      I will be decorating next week, when I go back home, and I can't wait! :)

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  2. I'm beyond excited for christmas! I'm ready for all my DIY christmas gifts this year c: but I didn't decorate my trees yet due to moving and such :c but other than that I'm happy! Have you buy presents yet?

    You should take a picture of your christmas tree if you're done with it c:

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  3. Wow, that looks like the best market!

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  4. gorgeous shots dear! the journey looks so fun xx

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  5. That looks amazing!!! I haven't done anything for Christmas yet! I guess I'll get a tree this weekend...

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  6. Vienna is such a beautiful place! These markets are unbelievable. I really must visit around Christmas time! If I hadn't seen this now I would have never thought it'd be this great so thanks for sharing :)

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