To market, to market: Vienna at Christmas

Christmas markets, like this one in Vienna, date to the Middle Ages but are a hit with modern-day visitors.  John Plummer of Pasadena snapped this late-in-the-day photo in December 2010. He was on a Viking River cruise from Budapest, Hungary, to Nuremberg, Germany.

The markets are a tradition in the German-speaking world, but the practice has spread to Britain, Romania and the U.S. Shoppers can find handcrafted gifts, of course, but the fairs are also a good place to find favorite holiday foods.

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