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Capital of Austria known for its cultural heritage, classical music, magnificent palaces, cozy coffee houses, and the annual elegant Opera Ball.

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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.”

laurenallain 5 years ago

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.

laurenmack 3 years ago

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    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Since the Middle Ages, Christmas street markets have delighted locals and visitors with food, ornaments, gifts, and entertainment. The start of the Christian Advent season in late November ushers in the opening of festive Christmas markets across Europe, which help revelers prepare for the holidays.  Lasting a […]