We spent 3 days in Wien on our Christmas Holiday. On our list was the Schonbrunn Palace, The St. Stephan Cathedral, Mariahilferstrasse and the famous Christmas Market.
We started with our fist objective: Schonbrunn Palace
The Palace and the gardens are really impressive. The history of the palace and its vast gardens spans over 300 years, reflecting the changing tastes, interests, and aspirations of successive Habsburg monarchs.
Useful tip: In the front of the Palace you can drink the best Punch for only 3 euro 🙂
St. Stephen’s Cathedral is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna. The current Romanesque and Gothic form of the cathedral, seen today in the Stephansplatz , was largely initiated by Duke Rudolf IV (1339–1365) and stands on the ruins of two earlier churches, the first a parish church consecrated in 1147. The most important religious building in Vienna, St. Stephen’s Cathedral has borne witness to many important events in Habsburg and Austrian history and has, with its multi-coloured tile roof, become one of the city’s most recognisable symbols.
Mariahilf is the 6th municipal district of Wien . It is near the centre of Vienna and was established as a district in 1850.
The Christmas Markets in Wien truly are an age-old tradition. You can find any type of sweets in this market. From flavoured ginger bread, sour or sweet jellies, all types of chocolate, cakes, or fruits covered with chocolate or caramel. Souvenirs with Wien’s most important places or Christmas designed are also a good choice.
Love, Cris ❤