Vienna (2014)
Chistmas Markets
December 2014

We have been to Shoenbrunn Palace several times,
once during the Easter Market,
but this was our first time to visit the Christmas Market

Here we found a traditional souvenir of Vienna - snow globes - and we bought several
This church was erected in gratitude after the failed asassination attempt on the emperor

Vienna has many separate Christmas Markets. This is one of the largest
We toured other sites that we have visited before. This is the state opera house
Opera is so popular that it is difficult to get tickets
This was a performance being edited by a technician
The state we saw looked like the photo at right


This unassuming church is the burial place of the Hapsburgs
who ruled the empire for 800 years.
The spire of St Stephens Cathedral can be glimpsed from several directions while walking through old town
The tile roof of the Cathedral

Close to the Cathedral is the house in which Mozart lived with his family. Here he composed The Marriage of Figaro
and the Piano Concerto in D Minor as well as other works

The doorway at the end of this street was our home
when we visited Vienna earlier this year
The owner's project is this Peace Museum
As we wandered the city we saw sites both old and new to us
The Christmas trees for sale were VERY tall.
Interesting Courtyards
A memorial to the victims killed in WWII when a bomb fell directly on their shelter. It became a mass grave
Roman Ruins
The Hapsburg's Palace
And of course, Christmas Markets