Vienna – a city that knows how to celebrate
While many people, at some point in their lives, have probably heard about Vienna’s famous ball season and Christmas markets, Austria’s Easter Markets remain a well-kept secret. But the locals know about them, of course, and Easter is a holiday Austrians celebrate in a colourful and cheerful way; strolling in the city one constantly finds shop and café windows beautifully decorated, with flowers, eggs, and bunnies peeking out at every corner.
We invited 15 members of VPW to join us on a walk around two Easter Markets, the Old Viennese Easter market on Freyung (which, as wien.info tells us, builds the biggest tower of eggs in Europe, with around 40,000 painted Easter eggs!) and the handicraft market on the beautiful Am Hof square. Hand-painted eggs, porcelain figurines, artisan-made mugs and candle holders, delicious local specialties, artisan-designed-and-produced clothing, and little souvenirs were available at both in abundance, and our photo walkers had their chance to capture the best moments!
Photo Contest – the results
I’m delighted to share with you our favourite shots from the walk, as voted by our members in our photo contest:
A big thank you to the members who joined us for the photo walk, the twelve who entered our photo contest, and all the members of VPW who took the time to vote for their favourites!
Stay tuned for news on our next walk very soon!