Salzburg welcomes the winter spirit in celebration style as it marks the coming of Christmas festivals as well as New Year Celebrations. During winter, the country is covered in deep snow but irrespective of the hustle and bustles of busy merry shoppers, the atmosphere remains serene and quiet and this makes Austria to become a perfect backdrop for Christmas celebrations. Winter spirit in Austria is just one of a kind, you will definitely love spending the winter in this part of the world, read on to know what you should expect as you indulge in the winter spirit of Salzburg.
Silent night Carol happen to be the magic of Christmas in Austria, this is because the locals consider it as a Holy night and this is their Christmas Carol which represents a magic Advent Season that’s just unique unlike any other. The Christmas Carol was written by a renowned priest at a time the country suffered immense poverty that was like no other.
Austria has many shopping centers that you can actually get to on winter where you can surely get Christmas presents for your loved one. You can proceed to the expeditions in Kaigasse Alley, Judengasse Alley, Goldgasse Alley, Getreidegasse Alley. You can also get to the birthplace of the famous Joseph Mohr. Hotels also give gift vouchers like the Hotel Kasererbraeu which can be an ideal gift for your family or your sweetheart.(image by Lumatic).
New Year eve in Salzburg
The winter spirit climax is actually the count down to the New Year, you don’t have to worry as there are numerous merry revelers in the old town where you can get to and welcome the New Year in style. If partying is not your thing, you can opt out to the city of Mozart where you can have some peaceful quality time with you loved ones in the mountainous vicinity. Get to the Kapuzinerberg and Moenchsberg Mountains which will give you an awe view of the fireworks that are launched in the entire city, the Hohensalzburg Castle as well as the Old Town. Every 1st of January is full of pomp and color; you can join the visitors and locals in the streets and the big squares of Salzburg. The Fortress and Great Festival Hall will shower you with spoiling concerts that you will definitely cherish.
Where to Stay
In Salzburg you don’t have to worry when it comes to accommodations, there are many lodges that are quite affordable and good even for budget travelers as well as filthy rich travelers. The hotels are also accessible to pedestrian streets and are just a walking distance from some of the cities greatest attractions. Winter will please you as the hotels are least crowded and have very attractive packages.(image by Amy Dianna).
What to Eat
The best restaurants actually run the gamut from the high end eateries which are on the hills, these restaurants will gives you a nice view of the entire city, in-expensive Cafés are common in the streets of the Old Town. Italian dishes as well as Austrian dishes are available in most restaurants with the Mozart Kugeln and marzipan being the best of al the dishes.
Austrian winter spirit is just more than enticing, there are numerous places for you to party, things to sight see and nice places to shop. The temperatures are however low so remember to carry some warm clothing, the next time you want to go for a winter vacation get to Salzburg and you will definitely enjoy your stay in Austria.
Feature image Sorin Ciorapciu