Christmas in Europe is pretty grand, and Vienna is no exception.
This was my first time back to Vienna since I did a summer study abroad in Germany and Austria during my undergrad. I loved it then, love it now. It was freeeeezing (felt way colder than Copenhagen) but so, so pretty with all the holiday decorations. And Christmas sweets!
We walked the main street to St. Stephen’s Cathedral, in the very center of the city. The outside is very touristy, with people in Mozart costumes hounding you to buy Opera tickets (zero exaggeration – they have capes and fluffy white collars and everything). But – the inside! So gorg!
Full of candles.
And people lighting candles (shocker).
And Gothic motifs.
And stained glass windows.
Fa la la la la.
Outside – a Christmas market!
With festive flowers.
Basically all I do is take pictures of food.
Here’s the backside of the Hofburg Palace, complete with its own Christmas market (seriously, Vienna has SO MANY). Baby got back. Badum tsss.
Horsies! Give me love! (Man, I am so animal affection deprived. Can’t wait to cuddle my Lilo asap.)
Anywaaaaay, to summarize, on our lap through the city center we experienced: lights x 1000, freezing cold fingers, and Christmas cheer.
All that was missing was some mulled wine and roasted chestnuts. Next time…