Austria is a really fascinating country to visit at any time of the year. However the weeks from late November to the end of the year, do hold a special meaning and you will become familiar with some of the most beautiful aspects of the country.
Deeply-rooted folk traditions come alive in colorful, romantic events.
Advent, which is the period of preparation for the festival honoring the birth of Christ, begins on a Sunday four weeks before Christmas Eve.
This is the day when in living rooms all over the country advent wreaths, woven from evergreen twigs and decorated with ribbons and four candles, are hung or prominently placed.
On each of the four Sundays leading up to Christmas, one more candle on the wreath is lit at dinnertime, many families pray, read Christmas stories or sing carols together.
Enjoy this live Christmas tree webcam from Austria.