No green screen trickery here! Christmas in Vienna was actually filmed in Vienna, Austria. “This is the perfect Christmas romance because we are in the most beautiful place you can possibly imagine,” Sarah says in a behind-the-scenes featurette. “It’s so special to be here in Vienna.”
In the featurette, Sarah shows off the festivities at Rathausplatz, one of Vienna’s busiest public squares. “We are here at Rathausplatz, which has this incredible Christkindlmarkt. I totally butchered that, but that’s what it is. It’s a Christmas market.”
She goes on: “Vienna’s known for these beautiful Christmas markets, so here we are! All the lights are starting to come on, the sun is going down, this place really comes alive at night. It’s so exciting! … We’re shooting in this little bakery over here and getting some Apfelstrudel. That’s not how you say it!”
Don’t worry, people, it’s an English-language movie! Christmas in Vienna airs on Hallmark tonight, Saturday, Nov. 14, at 8 p.m. EST.