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The cold and wet snow aside, I love heading to Europe in December.

Why? Christmas Market!!! The Christmas Market in Europe always makes me feel like I’m being transported to a glittering fairytale land. It’s like reading my childhood story books and seeing pictures from my nursery rhymes come to life! Come to think of it, I love Christmas market more than Disneyland…

This year, we were lucky to have the chance to drop by Vienna, Austria just in time for their Christmas market. Yay !!! I was very excited. Even though Christmas market originally started in Germany (and is still VERY much celebrated and visited), the Vienna December market dates back to 1294.

There are a few locations for the Christmas market. But, hub and I decided to head to the one around the city hall in Rathausplatz. It’s really convenient to get there as there’s a underground station right behind the City Hall.

Vienna ChristmasMarket 03You will know you are near a Christmas market when you smell the sweet smell of chestnut being roasted. And also the smell of warm hot Glühwein . (Hot Red wine with various spice and raisins)Vienna ChristmasMarket

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After strolling around for about 20 minutes, it started snowing ! LOL. It was an amazing experience to walk around the Christmas market while snowing and sipping hot Glühwein. It really felt like Christmas is here and fills me with a nice warm and loving feeling inside.

Snowing !!!We didn’t stay long as it was getting a bit too cold and we have a plane to catch…

But, I really enjoyed the short stroll we had there. If you happen to be in Vienna in December, don’t miss out on this !

Vienna Christmas Market
16 November – 24 December 2013
daily from 10.00 am to 9.30 pm, Fr & Sat until 10.00 pm
24 December until 5.00 pm
Rathausplatz, 1010 Vienna