Travel: The hills are alive with the sound of Christmas

A festive trip to picturesque Salzburg and its big brother Vienna is just the thing to get the yuletide spirits singing

The famous Hohensalzburg Fortress dominates Salzburg’s skyline at dusk

One of the best times to visit Austria is in the run-up to Christmas, when city streets from Vienna to Salzburg are alive with the sights and sounds of the festive markets – so whether sipping gluhwein in the frosty twilight, watching an elaborate performance at the Spanish Riding School or listening to a spine-tingling chorus from the Vienna Boys Choir, a journey here is the perfect idea for a short winter break, as I ...