6 Things You Didn’t Know about Salzburg

In western Austria on the Salzach river lies Salzburg, a city that looks straight out of a fairytale. Known as the birthplace of Mozart and the backdrop for The Sound of Music, there are a few things that many don’t know about the Austrian city. 1. Salzburg means “salt fortress” With a rich mining area around […]

Innsbruck Christmas Markets

The gorgeous mountain city of Innsbruck features six Christmas Markets. Surrounded by the alps, Innsbruck is among the most beautiful settings for a Christmas Market in Europe. The markets can be found in Old Town, Markplatz, Maria-Theresien-Straße, Hungerburg, Wiltener Platzl and St. Nikolaus. Find yourself enchanted by gorgeous Swarovski crystal Christmas trees and lights that […]

European Christmas Markets: Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg, Austria The Christkindlmarkt originated in 15th century when elderly women began selling handcrafted items in front of the cathedral during advent season. Today, this middle age christmas market boasts a cozy and intimate atmosphere with only 85 vendors. Each offering traditional and seasonal crafts and trinkets, coats, gloves & scarves, tree ornaments, mulled wine, […]

European Christmas Markets

It’s that time of year again – the most wonderful time of the year! If I’m going to say Europe does one thing right it is absolutely and without a doubt got to be Christmas. In late November when the weather really starts to get cold every historical city starts twinkling with fairy lights and mulling […]