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Tails From the Vienna Woods

Castles and Castle Ruins: Adventmarkts in the Wiener Alpen

Schloss Hernstein is a Theophil von Hansen creation; in fact, it is the design that inspired his more well-known constructions in Vienna, Parliament and the Wiener Musikverein (where Anna Grace has performed), one of the most acoustically perfect halls in the world. Another near acoustically-perfect hall is Hill Auditorium on The University of Michigan campus, at which the Vienna Symphony Orchestra (and Jack) have performed. The castle also served as a Hapsburg hunting lodge; and from 1945-1955 was home to the Russian Commander-in-Chief.

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Wassailing in Waidhofen

At Schloss Rothschild, to be precise.

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Claude, Niko, Helen and Der Feldhase

An incredible morning at the Albertina.

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Weihnachtsmarkt in Villa Wartholz

Because who doesn’t love Sven?

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Adventmarkt in the Father’s Frathouse

Off road time and a snowy trail walk to reach this first Adventmarkt of the season.

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So Schmeckt Niederösterreich!

Feinkost treats in a palatial setting.

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Counting Down to Christmas 2018

The 6th edition.

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“Once in a Lifetime”

Sage advice.

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It’s Christmas Time in the City

Not a list of Vienna’s markets, don’t worry; just impressions of the ones we have dropped in on. With markets opening this weekend in extraordinary locations like castle ruins and palaces, these are the only Vienna snaps I’ll likely have to share.

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