• Christmas in Vienna

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    Christmas is a truly magical time of year, but with all the additional effort and exertion required for making it ‘just right’ it sometimes seems a little bit too much. For a truly relaxing Christmas and the ability to be able to actually spend time with loved ones, there is only one option that stands out—a Christmas holiday. Here the benefits are endless. Christmas is in a way the best time to explore new countries as it is at this time that traditions and culture really come into their own. And really what better way is there to get lost in the magic of Christmas?

    ChristkindlmarktWien Christkindlmarkt (Vienna’s Christmas Market)

    With the focus on Christmas so prevalent across Europe, your main question might therefore be where to spend your Christmas. For a really magical festive experience, there can be fewer places better suited than Vienna. From mid-November Vienna’s many market squares are transformed into enchanting Christmas markets. Take a relaxing wander through the many rambling streets and stumble upon scene after scene of Christmas cheer. You will be spoilt for choice on the best markets to choose from – although a highlight well worth seeking out are the markets that line the streets of Spittleberg. The charming lanes here are filled with crafts and festive treats providing the perfect lead up to Christmas. For a real special treat head to the baroque Schönbrunn Palace, which takes the form of a shining fairytale land with the famous and traditional Arts Market.

    Schönbrunn PalaceSchönbrunn Palace

    The possibilities really are endless when looking to spend Christmas abroad, and it is definitely the case that places such as Vienna become their most charming and delightful over this time period, therefore it would be crazy to miss a few days soaking up the atmosphere of Christmas in this city.

    So why spend Christmas at home slaving away over the turkey, when you could spend it strolling through the streets of Vienna, or shopping till you drop in New York, or even relaxing with a cocktail on a beach somewhere. There is a wealth of options out there waiting to be explored. Spending Christmas abroad really can mean whatever you want it to—just because you are away from home does not mean that you can’t have a taste of the traditional and soak up the enchantment, which only comes once a year. We are sure St Nick will still be able to find you! So why not enjoy a change this year and delve into a new, magical Christmas experience.

    For more information about Titan’s Stay and Explore Christmas holidays, please click here.

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    Nicola considers herself very lucky to have had the opportunity to visit a number of places around the world and these experiences usually involve searching for as many kinds of wildlife as possible. Recent highlights include penguins in Antarctica, bears and whales in Canada and Alaska and sea otters in California - but there are always more animals to search for.

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