I had a great time visiting Linz especially its Christmas Market. Thanks to this bus company from Regensburg, Germany, who offered a cheap trip to Austria’s third largest city. I did not regret booking that trip. Even though I was alone during that travel, I still made the most and best of it.  It  was so far a wonderful   time  for me visiting  Linz!

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The Christmas market in Linz Hauptplatz or Main Square.

Christkindl Market Main Square
The scenery for the lovely Christkindl Market is the baroque main square. Here you will find handicrafts, warming drinks and delicious gingerbread.
Where: Main Square
When: 23rd November – 24th December 2013
Opening Hours: Daily: 10:00 a.m. – 08:00 p.m.

It is Christmas Market season in Europe so I am taking the chance of visiting many markets in different cities and countries when I can. I already visited Bratislava (Slovakia), Vienna (Austria), Budapest (Hungary) and Domalizce (Czech Republic)the past weeks and will still counting for more before this season end.

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Booths or Stalls at the Market selling various products and local  foods and delicacies.
Last month, I received a travel flyer featuring trips to many Christmas Markets in Europe. I am thankful to live in a country which is very near to the borders of the different countries here in Europe. Indeed,  it is one of my advantage to go cross-country in just a short span of time. In this travel flyer, I found a Christmas Market trip to Linz. I  already had some stop-overs  in Linz  but most of the times, I can only go outside the main train station because I need to hop to the next train going to the  next destination.  The first time I stepped in Linz was in 2008, when I and my friend from England  were on our way to Vienna traveling with the train. The second time I was there and still  only stayed at the main train station was last year. That time, I was the travel escort of some friends who were touring Europe.

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The wide Landstrasse in Linz, Austria. There are a lot of stores, businesses and restaurants in this area.

Since those times, I was thinking to myself, one  day  I will be able to go back again in Linz and explore  this city. It did finally happened last December 11, 2013, to be exact. I went with this group of German tourists from Regensburg. The bus was not really full that time and  so far  it was the  noisiest  bus I boarded traveling mostly with these retired Germans.  Almost  all of them   had   the  appetite to talk and story-tell from  the start until we were driving back to Regensburg.  My only advantage is, I can  speak and understand German and sometimes I just smile  listening to some of their conversations.  I did not really mine at all if  they  keep on talking.  Thru  this experience, I understand more about people I met and traveled with,  anywhere and everywhere I go.

I will share more travel stories about the sightseeing I did in this city in a separate article.

Back to  the main topic about  the Christmas Market in Linz.  The Linz Christmas Markets are a true festive highlight, held on the city’s baroque main square and also in the Volksgarten. Like many other  Christmas markets in Europe, you can find lots of booths or stalls  in the market selling various products from typical arts, crafts, winter accessories, Christmas ornaments, candles and many more.

For sure you can smell the fragrance of gingerbread, Linzer Torte, variety of fried nuts, and of course Bratwurst and should be coupled with a warm mulled wine or punch, which is perfect for a cold winter weather. There is also a majestic Christmas tree standing at the Hauptplatz or Main Square. Strolling alone on its market and tasting its local delicacies will surely bring you a great experience in Linz Christmas Market. When the darkness comes, all the Christmas lights are turned-on which make the spirit of the Christmas market more romantic and exciting.

There are also little Christmas markets in many areas in Linz. The Christmas Market in Volksgarten is also a great place to experience.

I am glad that I once visited this time of the year where the beautiful Christmas markets in Linz takes place. Who knows I can visit it again someday. Once again, I am thankful for the opportunity to visit Linz Christmas markets and its many sights. It was indeed a memorable one!

I hope you can visit it too! Happy holidays to all!

5 Comments so far »

  1. by Eileen, on February 22 2014 @ 11:01 am

     

    Oh, I would love to visit those places someday! Christmas markets always guarantee its shoppers a good find or two. I usually go there for the food. Thanks for sharing!

  2. by Jhari, on February 22 2014 @ 2:49 pm

     

    Whenever I hear Austria, it reminds me of The Von Trap family singers. I believe they are from that place right?

  3. by Ria C, on February 22 2014 @ 3:36 pm

     

    visiting your blogs sis is a great reminder for me to fulfill one of my items in the bucket list. We were close to achieving that if it wasn’t for the very, very costly hotels and rail passes that I have to purchase for my family (it was my turn to treat them for a Euro trip that time hahaha).

    I am still looking forward visit Europe again and hopefully, we’ll get to visit not just 2 countries but more.

  4. by Chubskulit Rose, on February 23 2014 @ 3:32 am

     

    Austria seems very clean sis.

  5. by Mommy Peach, on February 24 2014 @ 1:20 pm

     

    The Christmas market must sell really nice things!! I love visiting Christmas markets.

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