Index Advent Christmas-Markets St. Nickolaus Christmastree 24 - 25th

 

                        CHRISTKINDEL MARKET

Starting at the end of November lasting till Christmas Day you can find “Christkindlmärkte” on nearly every corner of the city. Small huts provide you with potential Christmas presents, food and most important hot punch and “Glühwein”, heated sweetened wine. The biggest ones are the Christkindlmarkt at the Vienna City Hall and Schoenbrunn
The history of Christmas markets goes back to the late middle ages in the German speaking part of Europe. The Dresden Christmas market, first held in 1434, is one of the oldest Christmas markets. It attracts between 1.5 and 2 million visitors a year and has over 60 stalls. The Bautzen Christmas market was even older, first being mentioned in records in 1384. The Vienna“December market” was a kind of forerunner of the Christmas market and dates back to 1294.
It is lots of fun and young and old enjoy spending time at the markets, some people travel to different city’s to have a look and compare