Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Season in Vienna

It's the Christmas season in Vienna, and that means the Advent markets are here.

My favorite market of all spreads out in front of the massive Karlskirche, a baroque cathedral built in the early 18th century.

Most of folks selling at the Karlskirche have made their items by hand.
Look at these lovely glass ornaments.


Vienna is THE place to be if you love hats.  These are hand crafted.

Don't you love this guy?

There are lots of wonderful soaps and lotions to smell at the market.

Don't forget the snacks!  Roasted chestnuts - or maroni - and sugared almonds.  Oh my!

Of course, what do you suppose keeps us all warm while we wander about?  You guessed it!  Gluhwein.

If you ever make it to Vienna at during the holiday season, don't miss the Karlskirche market.

Happy Holidays!


  1. I love the glass works and I love the vibrant colours you use in your own work!


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