I’m at the end of the first week of Spring Break. It’s been lovely, but I haven’t been too creative blogging wise. Feeling a little neglectful, I’ve been wracking my brain for something to write about. And we all know what happens when you do that…nothing!!! Anyhow, the creative juices have been flowing into other endeavors this week, so here’s a Christmas travel post.
For months leading up to my trip, I heard oohs and awws over going to Vienna. And it didn’t disappoint. Vienna, Austria is an amazing city; it’s very grand.
The Christmas market in Vienna is HUGE. It is one of the most well-known markets in Europe. It was very large, but I didn’t find that their goods were as unique as Budapest’s had been. A lot of repeat booths. Even so, the hustle and bustle of Christmas was in the air – the good parts – and the food and gluhwien were good.
Traditional Sachertorte in one of Vienna’s many coffeehouses. It was fun to visit Vienna’s Spanish Riding School and the Lipizzaner horses. Unfortunately, there were no shows while we were there due to the holidays. Whenever I travel to the big European cities, I’m always so taken with the size of the old buildings. They are massive!
One evening was spent at the Christmas market. It was really beautiful all lit up and so festive with music and cold weather.
My last evening in Vienna was spent at a Mozart and Strauss (Sr. and Jr.) concert. Photos weren’t allowed, so I enjoyed it sans camera.
Two days wasn’t really enough time in this city. I could definitely go back and explore some more.