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Finding a piece of Christmas Heaven in Salzburg, Austria

Finding a piece of Christmas Heaven in Salzburg, Austria

The private driveway that takes you down to Hotel Schloss Fuschl Resort and Spa

The private driveway that takes you down to Hotel Schloss Fuschl Resort and Spa

We landed in Salzburg early afternoon and was greeted by our driver from Hotel Schloss Fuschl, who then drove us 30 minutes out of the city of Salzburg to a quiet and serene location where our hotel is located. The hotel which was built in 1450, originally a place of retreat for the archbishops to hunt and relax at, is now converted into a hotel which sits perfectly above and next to Lake Fuschl. It's absolutely breathtaking by the lake, as it's so clean and clear. It has this incredible green and blue hue to it that makes you want to stare at it all day long. And the best part is you get to wake up to views of the lake, eat breakfast with views of the lake, and even walk down to it to admire it up close. 

Spending a few quiet moments down by Lake Fuschl 

Spending a few quiet moments down by Lake Fuschl 

For us, the perfect spot to celebrate Christmas would be a place that had snow and was festive but quiet and relaxing at the same time. Hotel Schloss Fuschl's location meant being away from the crowds so that you can retreat to your own oasis after your forays in the city. Upon arriving, I walked the grounds briefly before it got dark and I'll just let the photos do the talking. There's really nothing else that can beat absolute stillness in nature. 

View of the Lake during sunset with snow covered rooftops. Absolutely perfect

View of the Lake during sunset with snow covered rooftops. Absolutely perfect

Another view of the Lake taken before the sun rose. Woke up around 6am in the morning to this incredible view from the terrace. It's just stunning out here.

Another view of the Lake taken before the sun rose. Woke up around 6am in the morning to this incredible view from the terrace. It's just stunning out here.

Exploring the property super early means you get the whole place to yourself.

Exploring the property super early means you get the whole place to yourself.

Feels like the perfect Christmas here at Schloss Fuschl. Wish I could wake up to this sight every early morning

Feels like the perfect Christmas here at Schloss Fuschl. Wish I could wake up to this sight every early morning

Statues lining the courtyard area at Schloss Fuschl

Statues lining the courtyard area at Schloss Fuschl

The hotel has a cozy bar for you to relax in for a quick bite, cocktails or games.

The Red Passion Cocktail here is an award winning drink. It has a hint of white chocolate, raspberry in it without being overly sweet. Its just the right amount of acidity and sweetness.

The Red Passion Cocktail here is an award winning drink. It has a hint of white chocolate, raspberry in it without being overly sweet. Its just the right amount of acidity and sweetness.

Nice tower of bites to go with our cocktails in their bar

Nice tower of bites to go with our cocktails in their bar

The resort also has the cutest little terrace area where they have cabanas and heavy warm fur blankets for you to sit in while soaking up the views of the lake

How cozy are these cabanas?

How cozy are these cabanas?

Chilling in their cabana ready to spend a lazy afternoon reading and drinking mulled wine

Chilling in their cabana ready to spend a lazy afternoon reading and drinking mulled wine

My favorite libation in the cabana, piping hot mulled wine

My favorite libation in the cabana, piping hot mulled wine

My favorite snack to have at the cabana, fried potato sticks. These fries absolutely delicious. They cut them in a way that allows the potato to fry up crisp on the outside and hollow on the inside. Piping hot fries in that cold air, feels sooo good.

My favorite snack to have at the cabana, fried potato sticks. These fries absolutely delicious. They cut them in a way that allows the potato to fry up crisp on the outside and hollow on the inside. Piping hot fries in that cold air, feels sooo good.

And when you are done with spending time in the cabana you can retreat to their spa which also has views of the lake and the snow capped hills

You can lay here after swimming in their heated pool or spend time in their sauna or steam rooms

You can lay here after swimming in their heated pool or spend time in their sauna or steam rooms

Or lay in one of their light therapy pods, known to help with getting you radiant skin and rejuvenate cells.

Or lay in one of their light therapy pods, known to help with getting you radiant skin and rejuvenate cells.

As you can see, Hotel Schloss Fuschl is the perfect spot for us to experience our Christmas heaven in Salzburg. I feel relaxed just going over all the photos. 

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