We're off in 2 1/2 weeks, and we'll be visiting Christmas markets this time. My husband and I will be starting in London (where my sister currently is with a program through her university) and then all three of us will be flying to Austria, starting with Salzburg, then Innsbruck, and ending in Vienna.
My question is for those of you who do the Christmas market thing. Our main purpose in this trip is seeing the markets. But how much time do you allow for other things in your itinerary? I love markets, so I'm not worried about being bored by any means, but I don't want to plan too many other things. Does that question make sense? We have never been to Austria (though my sister has) and my husband has never been to London, so we do want to see some sights, but I do assume we'll return both to Austria and London during warmer months sometime in the future as well.
For a trip focused on Christmas markets, would you take thermals?
Also, just because I'm curious, what are your favorite things you have bought/eaten at a Christmas market? I visited some Christmas markets in Alsace 10 years ago and loved them; I'm really looking forward to this trip!!