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The best holiday tradition America never adopted
Take a Christmas Markets cruise and experience one of Europe’s best holiday traditions.

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Vienna Christkindlmarkt

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The main corridor of Vienna's Christkindlmarkt in front of City Hall. The Vienna “December Market,” which started in 1294, is said to be the birthplace of the Christmas Market tradition.

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Viennese children in making cookies in Santa’s workshop.

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Wool handicrafts in Budapest. 

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Sausage and ham at a stall in Vienna. 

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Ceiling in the guest gathering hall in the Benedictine Abbey at Melk, Austria, which was founded 1089.

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A buffet of hors d'oeuvres aboard one of Viking River Cruises' Longboats.

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Christkindlmarkt in Bratislava, Slovakia

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Santa's workshop in Vienna City Hall. 

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A main street in Salzburg, Austria near the home of Mozart. 

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Jumbo pastries in Vienna.

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Apricot and vanilla jumbo cream puffs in Vienna. 

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"Frohe Weihnachten" (Merry Christmas) in front of Vienna's City Hall.

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Emmersdorf, Austria in December.

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The atrium of one of Viking River Cruise's new Longboat vessels.

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The Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest.

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Coconut bars in Vienna. Shown here (from top left): banana, apple, cherry, cacao, rum, amaretto, marzipan, nougat and praline.

 

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A castle on the Danube Rive near Austria-Germany border in the snow of December.

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Schneeballs (shown here at the market in Salzburg) are raw cookie dough that is rolled, roughly twisted into a ball shape and then deep-fried and dipped in chocolate and nuts.

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Kakastöke Porkölt. Translation? “Rooster Testicle Stew.”

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The best holiday tradition America never adopted

Take a Christmas Markets cruise and experience one of Europe’s best holiday traditions.

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