The Christmas markets in Europe, to me, were kind of like Figment from Disney, or Anne of Green Gables, or those little m&m’s characters that talk and have personality. Nice ideas, but not really real. Or maybe just too good to be true. Kristi has talked about the Christmas markets all throughout Vienna and was excited to share the experience with us. So far, we have hit at least one a day! And let me tell you, they do exist! And they really are magical. They are streets and courtyards lined with vendors who sell their wares, delicious baked goods, and of course Glühwein!
I am so impressed by the artists’ work at these markets. The most amazing thing is to see all the beautiful pottery and jewelry and woodwork and meet the artist who made it all. (Love to support a good local business!)
Not to mention, the backdrops are pretty amazing. The markets are all placed within the sweet winding streets of Vienna, or in front of some amazing building. (Again, with that beautiful Viennese architecture!)
Christmas markets are so wonderful to walk through- definitely a favorite daily activity while we have been here! :)