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The Top 15 Souvenirs from Vienna, Austria

Souvenir shopping in Vienna, Austria is a delight. These days, shopping in most European cities has been globalized to the point that the city’s shops have no identity and you feel like you could be anywhere in the world. But in Vienna, Austrian traditions– and unique shops that hold true to these traditions– remain strong. […]

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Vienna’s Stephansplatz Christmas market

Vienna’s Stephansplatz Christmas Market– a Market in the Heart of Vienna If you’re touring Vienna during the Christmas season, it’s impossible to miss the Stephansplatz Christmas market, named for the Stephansplatz square where it sits. The square is home to one of Vienna’s most famous landmarks, the spectacular cathedral, the Stephansdom. The Stephansdom is on […]

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Spittelberg Christmas Market in Vienna

Spittelberg Christmas Market, a Neighborhood Market (Weihnachtsmarkt am Spittelberg) Vienna offers a lot of Christmas markets to choose from– some are great for shopping, some are better for decorations, and still others are more suited for just hanging out (to read about seven different Vienna Christmas markets, don’t miss my highly opinionated post, the best […]

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My Favorite Cafes in Vienna for a Coffee and Cake Break

My Favorite Viennese Cafes Need a break during a long day of sightseeing and shopping in Vienna?  I can recommend my favorite Viennese cafes to pop into for a quick snack. Viennese cafes are perfect for a busy traveler, as you don’t need to plan your day around meal times– like an American diner, they […]

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Shop a Vienna Supermarket for Fun Austrian Food Souvenirs

When in Vienna, I always make sure to visit a supermarket to pick up some of my favorite Austrian items that aren’t available in the States.  On my last trip, I checked out two typical Austrian supermarket chains, Billa and Spar. While in many cities you’ll have to trek to the outskirts to find a […]

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