Every school year, I get two weeks off during the winter-time as a well-deserved break from assignments, tests, and schoolwork in general. There are always so many places I want to travel to during this time, but one place I’ve always wanted to visit is Austria. My family has Austrian roots, and having been to Europe once before I was anxious to visit again!
After lots of convincing, my family decided to visit Austria for eight days, traveling to the two beautiful cities of Salzburg and Vienna. I spent the months prior to the trip looking at photos and blog accounts of Austria, so my expectations were high upon arriving – and I was not disappointed!
Austria is easily the most beautiful place I’ve ever travelled to! Vienna was a clean, bustling, and vintage city full of beautiful architecture and tons of landmarks, and I enjoyed every minute I spent there, visiting the cathedrals and Christmas markets and other famous sights. Salzburg was just as gorgeous, with large stretches of countryside and small, sweet towns that felt like home.
Below are some photos from the Weihnachtsmarkts – Christmas markets that were set up around the city and sold charming homemade goods and treats!
Here are some photos I took around Vienna, where we visited a gorgeous cathedral as well as Schonbrunn palace and the Vienna Opera House, to name a few!
Lastly, here are some shots from Salzburg – we visited plenty of cozy towns as well as tons of landmarks from the movie The Sound of Music, like the gardens, the palace, and the mountainside!
Where have you travelled to this winter, or where would you like to visit?