similar to other countries, Austria has something like the salvation army. It’s called Caritas, and it’s run completely by volunteers. The proceeds from their shop (Carla laden) go towards their projects for the homeless and needy, so spending money there actually makes you feel kinda good… ahem. Well anyway! I found some treasures. I found a board game section…. yusss!!
The shop is made up of three really sizeable halls… one with general furniture, one with books and huge furniture, and one with vintage clothing. (and strange clothing from the 80s).
This is called the ‘Altwiener Christkindlmarkt, and it’s located at Freyung, a hop and a skip away from Schottentor.’ It’s quite small, but very nice. They also have a hot chocolate stand from Zotter there, which is just irresistible! There is a picture of the hot chocolate stand in my post from last year: Old post
Yesterday after work I met up with some friends for the third round of Christmas market punsch. Although it’s full of tourists, we decided to go visit the one at city hall. It’s most certainly one of the more picturesque ones. The punsch is a bit more expensive than the other markets we found, but only a bit. I can recommend this one during the week, when there are less people. 🙂
So, I’ve taken some short breaks with you guys tagging along, to Prague, Graz, and to Innsbruck for example – all places that are easy to get to from Vienna. Normally that has been my criteria; that it’s doable at a penny and a half and within a weekend. But then, I just though I’d ask those of you who like to follow this blog – do you want me to post from Norway when I go there for Christmas? I can tell you right now that it’s a 5-hour journey on a good day to get there from Vienna, and it’s not on the cheap side (!), and also not the most easy target. BUT. If those following the blog have an interest, I’ll certainly share ‘everyday life in smalltown Norway’ with you guys when I’m home for Christmas. 🙂
Write yay or nay!! 🙂
– Tina –