The Christmas tree plays a very important role during the festive season in Austria.
Every town sets up its own huge tree on the main square and frequently there will be an extra one, adorned with bread crumbs, for the birds.
In families the tree is decorated with gold and silver ornaments or stars made from straw, sweets and candy wrapped in tinfoil, gilded nuts, etc.
On Christmas Eve shops close at the latest by 6 p.m. and there are no movie or theater performances and no concerts.
Most bars, restaurants, night clubs are closed too and traffic is almost non-existent as families all gather together to celebrate the wonderful day.
We hope you enjoy this Christmas tree webcam from Austria. Have a look at our other winter scenes and Christmas webcams too and have a wonderful Happy Christmas.