Ah, Vienna – the city fills us with music. We can’t help it, but it also makes us think of The Sound of Music, even though that musical took place in another Christmas “markt” town, Salzburg. It also makes us think of the fancy Hapsburg family and some of the brightest Christmas lights in Europe.
On Wednesday we put together a photo montage of some of our favorite things about Salzburg’s Christmas markets, so today we offer “some more of our favorite things” about Vienna’s Christmas markets.
Brown paper packages (and puppets and ornaments) tied up with string…
Photo courtesy of tttaaaooo
**Tip: Be sure to pick up a Mozart-themed tree ornament, of which there are many.
Cream colored (Ok, so he’s brown.) ponies and crisp apple streudels…
Photo of the Christmas mini-horse by PaulaFunnell
Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes…(but we’ll settle for boys in parkas)-
Ice skating at Town Hall; photo by Premshree Pillai
Snowflakes (stenciled into fancy decorations) that stay on my nose and eyelashes…
Photo of holiday lamps courtesy of Edi Weissmann
Silver white winters that melt into spring…
Photo by mosint
Photo of Vienna’s Townhall by ahisgett
Photo taken in front of Schonbrunn Palace, by tomanthony
These are some more of our favorite things!
(Repeat all verses.)