One of the first things that you get introduced too…or hear about…in Europe are the Christmas Markets. They run from late November through the Advent season and sometime into early January. In some cities and towns, it might just be for one day….but in others, they are an everyday event. People come from all over to experience the market…sometimes going to other countries, because the “goods” are cheaper than in their own country. They can be anything from a few wooden stalls erected on a street or small square to the huge markets that can boast over 280 different stalls filled with food, handmade baked goods, decorations, and more!
Since we have been busy traveling the past few week-ends, we have been able to experience the Christmas Markets first hand. Our first experience was at Schoenbrunn Palace in Vienna. We arrived on a Friday afternoon to view the Palace, so having the market there was an added bonus. Continue reading