The tradition of the Christmas Tree in Vienna
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More than 200 years ago a banker's wife and daughter named Fanny von Arnstein ran a salon on the corner of Hoher Markt 1 and Landskrongasse 2, which became a center of social life, especially at the time of the Congress of Vienna.
Artists were guests here as well as foreign statesmen and members of the high nobility and clergy.
At Christmas 1814, Vienna's first Christmas tree stood there in a house which today doesn’t exist anymore.