Christmas markets galore... December 1st 2006 I've sort of mentioned the Christmas market in the last entry; however, I haven't gone into much detail about what a huge part of Austrian -- as well as German -- culture (especially in Vienna) the Christmas markets are. Well, I'm sure this isn't news to anyone. It's really interesting to watch Vienna gradually turn into a big Winter Wonderland.
Starting in the middle of November, the streets ... read more
Europe » Austria » Vienna » Vienna Once the center of power for the large Austro-Hungarian Empire, Austria was reduced to a small republic after its defeat in World War I. Following annexation by Nazi Germany in 1938 and subsequent occupation by the victorious Allies in 1945, Austria'... ... read more