Every year before Christmas, the capital of Austria becomes a magic place full of wooden huts, villages, aromatic smells, lights and special delicacies. It is perfect time and place for many people to spend their winter holidays.The Christmas fair usually starts in the first part of December and lasts for aproximately two weeks.
Small shops offer christmas cakes, ornaments for christmas trees, handicraft items or jewlery. Beside shopping visitors can enjoy mulled wine or roasted chewsnuts. Every year in the middle of Rauthauplatz stands huge Christmas tree ususally sponsored by a mayor of the city. It is a peak for turists coming specially to enjoy this unique atmosphere. It highly important to take care of accomodation during Chritmas period. Visitors from around the world look for vienna hostel. Despite of very good hotels infrastructure it is important to book a room before coming.
Vienna is a city full of attraction- after tasting different specials of local cuisine even short walk without special preparation is a great chance to get familiar with Gotic development of Vienna. Beside main Christmas fairs near town hall there is plenty of other worth visiting fairs, for example one on Spittelberg street or Christmas village on Maria-Theresien-Platz or Karlsplatz. All of them offer unusual atmosphere and traditional souvenirs that will remind about Christams trip during all following year.