Starting to look like Christmas

Time is flying by so fast and it is starting to be this time of year again!
I especially love the Christmas decorations in the first district with their light decorations and the festive looking shop windows.

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A small Christkindlmarkt is located at Michaelerplatz and you can even catch a glimpse of the Roman excavation at the bottom.

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At Demels (founded in 1786) they even decorated for St. Nicholas Day. As a small kid I would have received traditional gifts like: peanuts, mandarins and chocolate but I am too old for that already ;)

In Austria St. Nicholas is accompanied by Krampus, a scary-looking and demonic like creature that is in charge of the naughty kids. A great tale to scare kids but we also have the Krampus night on the 5th of December, which can be a bit scary for adults as well. Check out Krampus or Krampuslauf on Youtube to get a general impression.

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I love the traditional interior and the nostalgic touch. You feel transported back to the 19th Century!

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Christmas wouldn’t be complete without delicious Vanillekipferl. They are definitely my favourite Christmas cookies!

What is your favourite Christmas indulgence?

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Of course there is also a little Christkindlmarkt at Stephansplatz. Great for tourists who are sight seeing in Vienna and need to warm up with punch or Glühwein :)

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And last but not least that pretty little bow. I probably take pictures of it every year but it is just too cute!

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6 thoughts on “Starting to look like Christmas

  1. I feel like I’m there Beatrice! Love all these photos, especially the marzipan Christmas trees and crescent-like cookies…will have to look up a recipe for those now, thanks for the name! :)

    1. I hopefully will have the time to bake some and share a traditional Austrian recipe with you :) They are highly addictive though ;) Recently I thought that they would be great to mix with matcha. Either in the dough or one half of a crescent dipped in white choco with matcha.

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