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A Vienna Christmas market even a Scrooge can love: Schönbrunn Palace

With a dozen Christmas markets in spitting distance of each other in Vienna’s city center, is it really necessary to take a 15 minute train ride out to yet another market? Schönbrunn Palace Christmas market is well worth the quick train ride and is my pick for the best Christmas market in Vienna. I’ve been […]

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Stockholm’s Gamla Stan Christmas Market, a Real Life Swedish fairy tale

Stockholm Gamla Stan Christmas Market Review “Stockholm in the winter?  Are you insane?” This was the standard reaction I received when I announced the addition of Stockholm to my Christmas market itinerary. Ok, I sort of understood the reaction. While the allure of the midnight sun draws visitors to Sweden in the summer, I hadn’t […]

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The Best Munich area Christmas Market isn’t in Munich– hop a train to Augsburg instead

Is it possible to have seen too many Christmas markets? I didn’t think so before our whirlwind market trip through Vienna, Salzburg and Munich. By the time we’d hit Munich, the last leg of the tour, we’d made our way through a dozen markets and I was starting to think that perhaps I’d reached my […]

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