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Christmas market of Coburg

Christmas market in Coburg, Germany

The Christmas market on the market square of Coburg is framed by Renaissance facades and several corner oriels, which are known as Coburger Erker. Between the historic town hall and the former ducal chancery, visitors enjoy the Coburger Bratwurst, a sausage which is traditionally roasted over an open fire of pine cones.

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Stagecoach at the Christkindlesmarkt of Nuremberg

Stagecoach at the Christkindlesmarkt of Nuremberg, Germany

During the Christkindlesmarkt, the traditional christmas market of Nuremberg, one have the chance to ride on a 1939 reproduction of a nine-seater Berlin with two coupés from 1874. The stagecoach is supplied by the Museum for Communication which is also worth a visit.

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Christmas market at the Arsenal in Vienna

Christmas market at the Arsenal in Vienna, Austria

Every year in December a medieval Christmas market takes place in front of the Museum of Military History (Heeresgeschichtlichs Museum) in Vienna. The market, which is generally named after the whole area (Arsenal) lasts only for a weekend so you should look for the exact date beforehand.

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Christmas market at Hohensalzburg Fortress

Christmas market at Hohensalzburg Fortress in Salzburg, Austria

The Christmas market at Hohensalzburg Fortress can be reached by a pretty fast funicular or by a steep path nicely decorated with stars during the advent season.

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Hellbrunner Adventzauber in Salzburg

Gate at the Hellbrunner Adventzauber in Salzburg, Austria

The Hellbrunner Adventzauber is a Christmas market with a splendid atmosphere. It is situated on the grounds of Hellbrunn Palace (Schloss Hellbrunn) in Salzburg. About 400 trees decorated with 13,000 red Christmas balls makes the market special.

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Christmas crib in Sankt Wolfgang

Christmas crib in Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut, Austria

An interesting detail of the Christmas market in Sankt Wolfgang (Wolfgangseer Advent) is a Christmas crib created by the wood carver Matthäus Mayrhauser. The crib consists of about 40 life-size sculptures scattered over a larger area. Everybody is invited to walk betCeen the figures so in the evening it is difficult to decide who is a real person and what is a wooden figure.

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Christmas market in Sankt Wolfgang

Christmas market in Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut, Austria

The Christmas market of Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut is part of three markets (Wolfgangseer Advent) which are located around lake Wolfgangsee. So people can move from market to market by crossing the lake by boat.

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Thoughts about the Christmas markets of Vienna

Christmas market at the city hall of Vienna, Austria

On 18th November 2012 I started a series of blog posts featuring the Christmas markets of Vienna. In the last six weeks I tried to visit a lot of markets situated in this big city. Well, its time to put down a final blog post answering the question: Which Christmas markets are worth a visit?

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Adventmarkt at Lemoniberg, Vienna

Adventmarkt at Lemoniberg in Vienna, Austria

Right behind the main entrance of the hospital Otto-Wagner-Spital there is a small Christmas market located. As the hospital is built in the style of Art Nouveau this market is a gem for people who are interested in this special period of architecture.

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Wintermarkt at Riesenradplatz, Vienna

Wintermarkt at Riesenradplatz in Vienna, Austria

The Wintermarkt (Winter market) isn’t really a Christmas market and actually its name doesn’t claim to be one. Though I paid a visit on my Christmas market tour through Vienna as the location is very special. The market is located at the entrance area of the Wurstelprater, a fun mile of Vienna.

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Let’s talk about Pickwick’s

Oven by Pickwick's at Freyung, Vienna

On my walks along the Christmas markets of Vienna I came across ovens labeled with the company sign Pickwick’s for several times. I love the style of the ovens and the sound of the company’s name. Does anyone know where this company is from and did you see this kind of ovens at the Christmas market of your place as well?

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Design-Weihnachtsmarkt at Looshaus, Vienna

Christmas market at Looshaus, Vienna

At this weekend I discovered an Christmas market in the basement of an amazing building in the middle of Vienna. The building was designed by Adolph Loos and is a gem for all people interested in architecture. The market (which is opened on weekends only) is focused on design and surprised me with two products: Phone covers made of water-resistant paper and travel reports as graphic novel!