What can be the best topic for Christmas and winter time if not Austria? This charming country is full of beauties: lovely cities, tidy villages, mountains and lakes. Discover a small part of Austria with me this season! December's topic is the capital, Vienna: imperial palaces, baroque architecture, amazing cafe houses – that's comes to my mind first, when I think of the city.
Christmas mood is already on, this time of the year is always so special and glamorous. Beautiful Advent markets are organized all around the city every year. Read my guide below!
Easy walk in the center
Walking is the best way to discover the city. You can stroll through the historic center of Vienna and explore small lovely streets, that mainly have cobblestone pavements, which sets the mood already. You can walk all the way from the Karlzplatz metro station to the direction of the Stephansdom and on the way you can also visit the Museum Quarter, the Parliament and the City Hall, than reach the Hofburg and close to that you will get to the Stephansdom. Christmas atmosphere, lovely street scene, stunning stores on the way...
Let's start our walk at the Karlzplatz, where you can admire the St. Charles's Church, which is considered one of the most outstanding churches in Vienna.
Just go ahead in the direction of the Vienna State Opera, but before reaching the Kaertner street and the St.Stephen's Cathedral, discover the Museum Quarter and the Parliament.
Vienna State Opera
The building is quite impressive, it was built in a Neo-Renaissance style. They opened with Don Giovanni by Mozart, Franz Joesph and Sissi visited the Opera at the opening. Inside you will see golden silk embroidered wall panels, very luxurious interior decoration. 80 minutes before each performance, cheap standing room tickets are sold.