Austrian Christmas story. Night lights of St. Gilgen

Austrian Christmas story. Night lights of St. Gilgen

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The Christmas atmosphere of Austria is felt in every city. And in order to feel a real holiday, we went to St. Gilgen, which is located on the northwestern shore of Lake Wolfgangsee near Strobl and Upper Austria, right at the foot of the Zwelferhorn mountain.

The city is famous for the fact that in 1720 the mother of the musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born and lived there! The locals are very proud of this and even call themselves the "Mozart Village" (Mozart-Dorf) and every Christmas they play his best works throughout the city.

Life is a holiday, and Christmas is a fairy tale. If you love fairy tales as much as I do and want to recharge your batteries with a wonderful Christmas mood, this post is just for you! Listen to the amazing melodies of Mozart's music in these fabulous and sparkling streets.

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Austrian Christmas story. Night lights of St. Gilgen

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Austrian Christmas story. Night lights of St. Gilgen

1. St. Gilgen is very small and cozy, I liked it right away. Despite its compactness, you can walk on it for hours.

Austrian Christmas story. Night lights of St. Gilgen

2. Famous square: Mozartplatz. Surprisingly, Mozart himself was never in this village.

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9. Candle shop. From the smallest to the largest. Candles are an Austrian symbol. They are located near almost every window. The larger the candle, the steeper.

Austrian Christmas story. Night lights of St. Gilgen

10. The most amazing thing: these are shop windows. You can look at them for hours.

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12. Christmas toys!

Austrian Christmas story. Night lights of St. Gilgen

13. At the entrance to St. Gilgen there are huge candles that are still visible from neighboring towns.

Austrian Christmas story. Night lights of St. Gilgen

14. Austrians know how to surprise. We turned a sleeping tree into a real holiday!

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22. There is a candle in each window.

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Several photos were taken in a nearby commune called St. Wolfgang im Salzkammergut. Another great city!

Austrian Christmas story. Night lights of St. Gilgen

25. Catholic Church of St. Wolfgang. One of the few churches in the world with two altars. In one of the aisles on the ceiling there are picturesque images of the devil, who, according to legend, helped St. Wolfgang.

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27. Parish Church of St. Egidius (Saint Gilles)

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