Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Spittelberg's bicycles

Spittelberg is an old quarter of Vienna, located in the 7th district (known as Neubau) behind the MQ (Vienna's stylish museums quarter and former K.&K. stables). Till 1850 it was a town on its own. There are many nice houses in Biedermeier style and lovely narrow cobbled streets.

Spittelberg (highlighted area on the bottom) around 1830

Spittelberg is well-kown for its yearly Christmas market. So far it's the one I like best in Vienna, just because the narrow streets is so beautiful. This year I like it even more for one very particular reason: mugs.

Mugs? You must know that Christmas markets in Vienna produce their own mugs with changing imprints. This year the Spittelberg Christmas market put some snow-covered bicycles on their mugs. Absolutely lovely! Even I can't think of a better logo :).

Spittelberg Christmas market -- ...
... a place to drink Glühwein and Punsch ...
... in lovely mugs with bike imprints :)


Velouria said...

I love this neighborhood!
And I miss my flat, which was right on the border of it : (
Thanks for the holiday pictures; the mug is great!

Krista said...

OOoo I've got a collection of 2 Gluhwein mugs this year. My first 2 Christmas Markets. Bernkastle-kues and Koblenz (DE). Im by far jealous of your mug though lol.

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