December 14, 2017
The Rattenberger Adventmarkt is one of the best Christmas markets in Austria.
In the Spotlight

Christmas in Austria – the traditions, the markets, the best places to visit

Christmas in Austria is filled with centuries-old traditions that still come alive today in homes and on town squares all over the country. The Christmas season in Austria is called Advent. It customarily starts on the 4th Sunday before Christmas, which is also called the 1st Advent. The season is officially over with the Epiphany on 6 January. Christmas traditions in Austria Advent wreaths Most Austrian families we know still adhere to the tradition of making or buying an Advent [...]

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Linda de Beer

Linda de Beer

Former hard news journalist, mom, travel blogger, cook, photographer, nature lover. Why blog about Austria and Tyrol? Because I'm simply inspired by its beauty, its history and its people.Read more...

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Trolleys outside Austrian supermarkets.
Eat & Drink

A traveller’s guide to Austrian supermarkets

“Austrian supermarkets aren’t very exciting,” I heard a traveller remark the other day. I guess that depends on what you’re used to at home. Visiting the local supermarkets is one of my favourite things to […]

The best of all Christmas markets in Innsbruck is the one in front of the Golden Roof in the old town.

The Best Christmas Markets in Innsbruck

There is something special about a mountain view Christmas market. That’s why the Christmas markets in Innsbruck are great spots from where to wrap your hands around a warm cup of glühwein (mulled wine) while […]