Not the North Pole. The Christmas Museum in Salzburg. Found this in my “Drafts” folder from…Summer 2017, when Tony and I had occasion for an overnight in the Salzkammergut. Seems appropriate to share it now not only because it is seasonal, but because the both of us have been suffering terribly from Austria adopted-homesickness recently and seeing the snaps again makes me smile.
Last year we spent the long Thanksgiving weekend in Innsbruck, and fell in love with Tirol. This year we chose the Salzkammergut for our getaway, hoping to be equally as enchanted by the Bavarian-style villages and their Advent markets. (Spoiler: we were enchanted!)
At the last minute we decided to have a family Thanksgiving on the night before, which worked beautifully because it meant we had leftovers to enjoy in Salzburg! After settling Clayton Theodore on Thursday at the rental apartment, we set out for the markets. The forecast snow had not quite arrived and the skies were gray and gloomy, but the hot chocolates from the first market perked our spirits.