Vienna is a wonderful place to spend Christmas time. Already starting with the beginning of Mid November Vienna offers a number of Christmas markets. These markets are spread all over Vienna. The most famous market is certainly the one on Rathaus Platz in front of the City Hall. This certainly the most commercial one. Others sell certainly more handcrafted artwork.
Some of the Christmas markets are situated in front of famous sights like the Belevedere or Schönbrunn Palace. Some of the treats that visitors can experience are mulled wine, hot punch and toffee apples. Hot punch comes in many different flavors – from orange to apple with ginger, apricot, pure ginger, even chocolate and additional amaretto.
And as Christmas is usually spent with family New Year’s Eve means fun with friends. The most well known attraction in Vienna on New Year’s Eve is the Silvester Pfad (New Year’s Eve Path) where the City of Vienna organizes different spots in the city with stages and live performances. The highlights of the Silvester Pfad are Stephansplatz, Rathausplatz and probably Am Hof.
All these events make Vienna a popular travel destination for Holiday Season. Thus, you can rely on Get Locally to discover the best spots in the city during that Season and after, in January when Vienna seems to go to winter sleep.