Vienna Winter Happiness: Christmas Markets, New Years Eve & Ball Season

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If you dream about Vienna as a snow globe in the winter time, Vienna is really such a city and you will have the best time from the middle of the November until March 19. You don’t need to be child to feel like a child at the Viennese Christmas Markets. You will have the snow on the shoulder and a cup of hot punch in your hands. And the whole city is a huge Christmas tree with thousands of paper lanterns, chandelier and Christmas balls.

Every New Years Eve, the whole city becomes one giant party with many open air stages. From two in the afternoon to two in the morning, you can go clubbing, yodling, waltzing, busting moves to pop and rock’n’roll music or listening to operas and operettas on every major square. There are 12 Open air stages in the city centre are.

Vienna is where waltz was invented and where every winter couples have spinned around for over 200 years to the three-quarter beat. A blend of ballroom music, high ceremony and imperial halls where traditional balls are held every year, make Vienna the world capital of ballroom dancing, no question. Although the imperial days are over, the same atmosphere is still palpable. When the Viennese Philharmonic start playing the waltz, you will believe you have stepped into a fairytale, at least for a night.

The guidebook “Vienna Winter Happiness – Christmas Markets, New Years Eve and Ball Season” is in many ways a different Vienna travel guide.
Away from the tourist traps you will be guided through the historical center, churches, streets, castles and imperial museums unique for its glance and historical importance.
Each point of interest is ordered as a separate chapter. In each chapter you will find properly maps and information about public transport connections

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