Wednesday, 23 November 2016

5 magical Christmas Markets in Vienna

Vienna, Austria’s capital is known the world over for Mozart and Beethoven, for ballroom dancing and museums, for the Hapsburg monarchy and Art Nouveau architecture and for chocolaty Sacher Torte and Apple Strudel. These make it worth to visit but wait till you see all the magical Christmas Markets. The atmosphere in Vienna during Christmas time is amazing.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Travel Germany. Magical Christmas Markets in Hamburg plus one off the beaten path

Christmas Markets in Hamburg with The Touristin

Where is your dream Christmas market destination? I created a list with Christmas Markets in Hamburg, Berlin and Dresden and Vienna and will publish these in the coming days. Today we are going to have a closer look at Hamburg’s Christmas Markets. Hamburg in the far north of the country is officially called Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, and neighbouring states are Schleswig-Holstein and Lower Saxony. Germany’s second largest city has for ever been called the gateway to the world because of its large port.

Most visitors come to town to visit the port and its surrounding districts. Hamburg has always been the meeting place for people from different nations and cultures. The city by the river Elbe is well known for its red light district, and that has always attracted seafarers visiting the port town. It was just announced that a street in the new centre is going to be named after a famous prostitute who died in 2009. She worked in Hamburg as a domina and later as a street worker for drug addicted girls. A total of ten streets will be named after famous Hamburg women to remind people of the city's history. There is a lot of history to discover but if you visit in December, you want to start with the Christmas markets.

Five fantastic Christmas Markets in Hamburg

Monday, 21 November 2016

Oh all these Magical Christmas Markets - The Do's and Don’ts for a perfect Christmas Market visit

Christmas markets bring a festive sparkle of lights to freezing cold winter cities. There are countless beautiful ones in Europe. I created a list with Christmas Markets in Hamburg, Berlin and Dresden and Vienna and publish these in the coming days. Whether you are into ice rinks, festive shows, biscuits, drinks or Christmas carols, you will find it ... People’s behaviour on Christmas Markets makes a big difference to the experience, read on to have the best time.