The Weihnachtsdorf (Christmas village) at the Maria-Theresien-Platz is situated right between the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts) and the Naturhistorische Museum (Museum of Natural History) and is, therefore, a fine place for having a break between two museum visits.
The Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas market) at Spittelberg is probably one of the most famous Christmas markets of Vienna. I like this market especially for its location which is in the middle of a quarter with smaller buildings dating back to the Biedermeier period (first half of 19th century)
This Weihnachtsdorf (Christmas village) is situated at the huge inner yard of a former hospital called AKH. The market offers besides the general stuff a small lane of stalls where one can watch craftsmen at their work. So I spoke with a lady about how to make candles made of honey.
The largest Christmas market of Vienna named Christkindlmarkt is placed in front of the spectacular city hall of Vienna. Comparing to other markets it offers a lot of stuff for children. While walking inside the city hall I even discovered some workshops where children created beautiful things like bird houses or colourful candles.
A Christmas crib at the entrance hall of the railway station Wien Westbahnhof in Vienna, Austria
View of a Christmas market in Brno, the 2nd largest city in Czechia. In the background, you see the tower of the old town hall.
The face of Santa Claus made of kinds of mosses found at the Christmas market of Merano.
After arriving at Hamburg Central Station, I came across this Christmas decoration. I loved the way how the lights evoked an X-mas feeling. There is no need for stars all the time.
After a stunning ride with the Albula Railway, I had a short walk through the shopping street of St. Moritz. I guess I walked along the most expensive trademarks in the world.
On 4th day of my InterRail trip I had a small stop at Munich Central Station and had a look for this Christmas decoration and some Weißwürste.
Every year an Eiskrippe (Christmas crèche carved in ice) is shown in one of the most fascinating places of Graz, a Renaissance court named Landhaushof.