One of the best things about visiting Salzburg for the second time (besides the Krampus run) was getting to see the city all decked out for Christmas. Of course there were Christmas markets — when KW visited, we saw them just starting to set up the markets. Now they are in full swing and very crowded.
They have also set up an ice skating rink right next to the Mozart statue. It was fun to watch the little kids learning to skate. Since we were there during Advent, there were also little impromptu concerts around the Cathedral – MD and I listened to a choir while waiting for the Krampus run to start. It was a great way to spend the afternoon.
Title quote: Lyrics from “Still, still, still” an Austrian Christmas carol of Salzburg origin. In English: “Hush, hush, hush, for the little child wants to sleep!” This is a curious thought as most of the children I know don’t want to sleep, but their parents desperately do.