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One of the Advent traditions in Austrian cities and villages is organisation of various Advent Markets in period of four weeks before Christmas. Most of them offer the same – fatty food, hot wine or punch, fun for kids, possibility of purchase of home-made schnaps, honey or jam. Some of them, the traditional ones, still show some hand craft. Where the various markets differ is the atmosphere and location, of course. You can find one in Vienna in front of Schönbrunn, or in front of Rathaus. You can also find markets in villages in mountains, or in forest. Now, where there is very little or no snow, all of them lost on some magical atmosphere. Some important ingredient is missing, and the world of Advent Markets is not the same.

We visited one in Würflach, in Johannesbachklamm. Below please find some images from that trip.