Throughout this dreamlike journey, an overflowing of good tidings and magical Christmas Markets come alive. Be spellbound by the medieval atmosphere of Nuremberg’s main Christmas Market, and sample its renowned gingerbread. Stroll through Regensburg’s romantic Christmas Market at the Thurn and Taxis Castle, savoring fresh dumplings with vanilla sauce. Visit Salzburg’s Christmas Market located at the foot of the Hohensalzburg Fortress and around the venerable cathedral, which is a feast for the senses from the warm aroma of mulled wine and Austrian pastry delights, to the sights and sounds of holiday performances, to the colors and textures of traditional handcrafts. And while in Vienna, visi four of the city’s most enchanting Christmas Markets from the regal Schönbrunn Palace to Vienna’s largest, Rathaus Christmas Markets, with its carousel rides and light-bedecked trees and pavilions.