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If it’s Friday, it must be otmar!  I’m so glad to run these as the last two days of Christmas are quickly becoming a memory.

Today, pictures from valued commenter otmar.

There are dozens of Christmas markets in Vienna. Yesterday we visited the one in front of Karlskirche. There is mulled wine, food and lots of local craftworks selling their stuff.


This one was taken from the roof of building across the street. On the lower left side you can see the Jugendstil stations build by Otto Wagner.


To continue my last submission, here are some more pictures of christmas markets in Vienna.

Taken on 2017-12-25

The largest market in is front of the Rathaus (city hall), it will be replaced by an ice skating rink after Christmas.

Taken on 2017-12-25

This one is in front of the upper Belvedere palace. This palace was built by Pince Eugen, who was instrumental in defeating the Turks in Austria/Hungary/Serbia.

Taken on 2017-12-25

Belvedere Palace.


Thank you so much otmar, do send us more when you can.

Have a great weekend everyone – stay warm!

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14 replies
  1. 1
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    Beautiful city, beautiful photos!

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    J R in WV says:

    Europe is SO OLD and filled with really old or neat buildings.

    Thanks for sharing the Xmas seasonal pictures, Ottmar. Good job.

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    JPL says:

    Thank you for the lovely pictures.

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    debbie says:

    Beautiful! I was born on the wrong continent. That better be corrected next time around.

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    eclare says:

    Beautiful photos, another place to put on the list!

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    rikyrah says:

    The pictures are beautiful 😄

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    These are some great shots! Thanks!

  10. 10

    Beautiful. Always wanted to pop my head into Vienna.

    I gotta say, Europe in the dead of off-season is kind of better than when everybody goes, if you don’t mind the weather.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    Ooh, nice. I was just in Vienna two weeks ago.

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    satby says:

    @Major Major Major Major: Been considering it, since Chicagoans don’t mind weather ☺

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    Alain the site fixer says:

    @Quinerly: so sorry about your dear kitty! All the best to you and the rest of the critter family.

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    otmar says:

    @Major Major Major Major: December is definitely not off-season in Vienna. Lots of tourists come for the Xmas season and the town is full of Italians on new year’s eve.

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