2/5 Sweet, cinnamon scented, snowy Salzburg

The loveliest Baroque city in the world is even more stunning under a dusting of snow and you can expect at least that for most of winter in Salzburg. Europe’s oldest Christkindlmarkt, complete with angels, is here and it’s Mozart’s birthplace so there’s never any shortage of music – take the kids to hear the amazing Glockenspiel in the Old Town. The Little Prince, The Nutcracker, Peter and the Wolf and Hansel and Gretel are just a few of the children’s shows planned this December. And if all that sounds too tame and cultured, look out for traditional Krampus Runs – one glimpse of Austria’s hairy, fearsome Santa doppelganger is enough to convince most kids to behave beautifully for life.


Snow forecast: excellent – December daytime temperatures about -2˚C

Flights:Direct flights from Gatwick to Salzburg with British Airways from £190 return. Flying time 2 hours.

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