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The Story of Silent Night, Oberndorf Salzburg Austria

The story of Silent Night begins in the beautiful city of Oberndorf,Salzburg, Austria. In the splendor of that baroque city ruled by the Prince Archbishop, a simple weaver named Anna lived. Anna, alone in this world, was of very modest means with little hope of...

Last of the Vienna Christmas Markets on to the River Cruise

A few stops left on our last day in Vienna and on our walk to St Charles Church we pass by an ice rink, which to me is perfect for the whole Christmas Market theme we are on. I’m not sure why I have a thing for ice rinks and Christmas other than I love the movie...
Vienna Vacation starting Palaces  Christmas Markets

Vienna Vacation starting Palaces Christmas Markets

One of the things I like to do in a new city is take a hop on hop off tour to get acquainted with a new city. We took the Big Bus tour that has two routes and about 20 stops between them. There are so many things to do and see and so little time here that the Big Bus...

Follow our adventures from Vienna to Prague

Tis the day before Thanksgiving and I am truly blessed and thankful for the life I have been given. Today we embark on our Bucket List adventure to visit some amazing Christmas markets in Europe. We will start with a few days in Vienna and then get on a Riverboat and...
Why a Christmas Market River Cruise

Why a Christmas Market River Cruise

From late November until Christmas Eve, Europe hosts Christmas Market celebrations full of music, shopping and rich food. Cities and towns sparkle in the snow under the lights of these festive street markets, and river cruises are an exceptional way to experience...