From Christmas street lighting to Christmas markets, Vienna is definitely one of the top places to go for winter holiday festivities. I chose to spend Christmas this year in Vienna, Austria to get a taste of the city's winter wonderland. Traveling on a Christmas holiday, there were definitely some preparations in knowing how to get to places and what places are open. So here are some thoughts!
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Day 1: Preparing for Christmas
Since most restaurants are not open on Christmas day, it's good to plan and look up grocery store hours ahead of time to see where you can shop to cook a cozy holiday meal.
Vienna Grocery Store Hours on Christmas Eve
Day 2: Exploring Vienna
Sadly we didn't have enough time to hit the Belvedere Museum and Karlskirche as we planned, so we went straight city central to walk around the shops.
Day 3: Christmas Day
Museums Quartier is a cultural quarter in Vienna where you can find post-modern ambiance and art history within its buildings. Definitely a cool place to hangout and start your day into walking around the rest of the city.
Stephansdom is another place to view the beautiful city. Up on top of the cathedral, you can also admire its Gothic structure and roof details up close.