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Christmas time in Vienna

Vienna in Christmas time is like one big Christmas market. Streets are filled with smell of punch, mulled wine and sweet pastry. There are many big Christmas markets but also smaller ones. We went to Vienna just for a weekend but actually there's so much to see in Vienna that one weekend isn't enough.

A must-see and must-do is definitely big ice rink at near town hall. We went there in the morning as soon as it opened and then it was pleasantly empty. When we finished skating it really started to fill up.

On Saturday evening we went to Vienna English theater. They call themselves English Lovers and do improvised comedy sketches. It was really good. I booked tickets several weeks before because the tickets sell out very quickly.

We decided to skip the palaces and visit museums and churches instead. First museum was Haus der Musik - House of Music. If you like classical music then this is a definite must-see. The museum is quite big and has several themes - history of Vienna Ph…


Meersburg is a nice medieval town at Lake Konstanz. It's right across the lake from the city of Konstanz. There are car ferries going between the two in every 15 minutes.

At the moment it's really crowded in Konstanz because lots of Swiss people are doing their Christmas shopping there and there's also a Christmas market. As soon as we arrived to Meersburg it was nicely quiet and tourist-free. I guess the main reason is that there is no Christmas market in Meersburg but I must say it was really nice change of scenery after going through the crowded Konstanz.

The main attractions in Meersburg are two castles (old and new) and spa. We visited all three. Spa is small and would require some renovation but overall impression was still nice.

The castles used to be the residences of the bishop. They are located next to each other but unfortunately there's no joint ticket. Old castle had most of the information in German only. New castle had everything in English as well. The…