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In the land where Silent Night was written, Austria’s Christmas markets are a must. The Schönbrunn Christmas Market in front of Schönbrunn Palace is the most classic. Decked in silver and gold lights, the stalls are stocked with gourmet foods like mustards, cheeses, jams, and gingerbread and arts and crafts like glass and wood handicrafts, candles, and traditional Christmas decorations. Concerts, a giant Christmas tree, and snacks like baked potatoes, gingerbread, lebkuchen (a gingerbread-like German cake), and mulled wine add to the Advent ambiance.

Vienna holds the crown of being the only world capital with a notable amount of wine production within its city limits. Wieningeram Nussberg offers sweeping views of all of Vienna and the Danube River in a true Austrian experience. Picnic tables lined up on mostly-even terrain is where you’ll enjoy the wine and food. Be sure to try Austria’s famous red wine, zweigelt. Of course, you can never go wrong with sharing a bottle of rosé sekt (rose champagne) on a sunny afternoon. As if all of the wine and food wasn’t fantastic enough, the views and atmosphere here will have you looking into taking a later flight home. Check the winery’s Facebook page for opening hours and updates before you head out. The vineyard is only open to the public in “good weather.”

Whether its old fashioned smokey coffee saloons or trendy cafes, Vienna has the place for you. With its own take on the coffee culture that stands out from the norm, it's no wonder Vienna attracts caffeine enthusiasts from around the world just to enjoy cozy coffee corners and hip establishments amongst one of the most romantic backdrops in the world.

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Experiencing Vienna under the glittering lights that line the streets with food stalls and live music that is all over the city on New Years Eve would be incredible. Spend the day touring the city and explore the New Years Eve Trail in the Old City for a spectacular party to ring in the new year.

Christmas markets, baroque architecture and a historic past, this capital city looks stunning covered in a blanket of snow.

Vienna holds the crown of being the only world capital with a notable amount of wine production within its city limits. Wieningeram Nussberg offers sweeping views of all of Vienna and the Danube River in a true Austrian experience. Picnic tables lined up on mostly-even terrain is where you’ll enjoy the wine and food. Be sure to try Austria’s famous red wine, zweigelt. Of course, you can never go wrong with sharing a bottle of rosé sekt (rose champagne) on a sunny afternoon. As if all of the wine and food wasn’t fantastic enough, the views and atmosphere here will have you looking into taking a later flight home. Check the winery’s Facebook page for opening hours and updates before you head out. The vineyard is only open to the public in “good weather.”

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