Why I Love Vienna in Winter

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Christmas trees, even commercial ones, are decorated with simplicity. They all look like they were decorated by a cheerful child with very good taste.

Moonrise

 

The moon rises over Baroque buildings, coexisting with all that is hip and modern.

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The Kunsthistorisches Museum is packed with masterpieces.

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Just outside the doors of the museum, there’s a Christmas market.  A grand statue of Empress Maria Theresa presides over the square. She  did more than almost anyone else to consolidate and increase the wealth and power of the Habsburgs, who built a huge part of the Vienna we see today. Maria Theresa worked hard, but she always enjoyed a good party. I hope she’s enjoying the holiday season!

 

 

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