Tuesday, 11 October 2016
SALZBURG CHRISTMAS MARKET
Salzburg, Austria, is very well known through Wolfgang Mozart who lived and composed there. The house where he lived is in the main street and can be seen.
But Salzburg has also another attraction; its many Christmas Markets. The main Christ mas Market is in the Cathedral Square with the romantic background setting adding to it.
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The stalls sell mullet wine, ginger bread biscuit, roast sausages over coal fired grills, all sorts of decoration and with the snow it leaves nothing out of Christmas.
The aromas out beat one another. Choirs and musicians are on every corner and adding even more to the atmosphere.
In Austria the Christkind appears and brings present. It is a big golden angel flying down from the sky down to earth. The Christkind will come to the market on Saturdays between 3,30 and 6,30 pm and entertain the children.
Santa Claus or St Nikolaus comes on the 6 December and brings small presents if you were good.
Snowboarders and skiers are not left out because behind Salzburg are any amount of ski-runs for various abilities and snowboarders.
On the other side of the river Salzach is Mirabell Palace and on the Mirabellplatz is another Christmas Market with all the festivities in the stalls for your pleasure and entertainment.
On the mountains overlooking Salzburg is a castle Hohensalzburg Fortress displaying another Christmas Market in the big courtyard with homemade articles. It differs with medieval entertainments and brass bands.
A wonderful views across the snow covered mountains add to your joy.