Vienna Christmas Market
Vienna's, known as the City of Dreams and is an ideal Christmas market venue, its architecture, opulence and flare for music make it the obvious choice for millions of visitors each year. The Vienna Christmas markets will illuminate the Old Town giving the city a nostalgic and romantic feel. During Advent, around 25 markets tempt customers with their seasonal treats and gifts.
During Advent, around 25 markets tempt customers with their seasonal treats and Vienna's festively illuminated old town adds to the romantic charm of Austria's beautiful capital. Up to 150 decorated stalls sell everything from Christmas handicrafts to aromatic berry punch at the main market on City Hall Square. Other highlights include the Christmas Village at Belvedere Palace, the Spittelberg Christkindlmarket and the market on the stunning Schönbrunn Palace.
One of the season's highlights is the 'Magic of Advent', at the traditional Vienna Christmas market in City Hall Square also known as the Wiener Christkindlmarkt at Rathausplat. The beautiful setting for this market make it the most popular in Vienna, it features dozens of large Christmas trees and an ice-skating rink. The market sells beautiful Christmas trinkets and hand made goods as well as cakes, biscuits and Vienna's traditional Christmas drink; an aromatic berry punch.
The Altwiener Christkindlmarkt at the Freyung is slightly off the beaten track but worth a visit and it retains all of its Viennese charm. A varied cultural program with an emphasis on music makes it unparalled in its Christmas charm and ambience.
A highlight throughout the year, but especially the during Advent season, is the stunning Schönbrunn Palace. The former summer residence of the Austrian Emperors, the palace provides another spectacular backdrop for an idyllic Christmas market. Here, you can look for traditional Austrian handicrafts while carol singers add to the cheerful atmosphere.
Nearby markets worth visiting
- Bratislava: 1 hour.
- Linz: 1 hour 15 minutes.
- Salzburg: 2 hours 30 minutes.
- Flight Time from London: 2 hours 15 minutes
- Vienna International Airport: The City Airport train takes just 16 minutes to get to central Vienna and vice versa. It operates daily from 05:36 a.m. to 23:36 p.m and the terminal is just 10 minutes from St. Stephen's Cathedral at Wien Mitte station, which can be reached easily by tram, underground, bus or taxi.
- Currency: Euro €
Vienna city breaks also prove to be popular with families. At the markets young children will be entertained by the Christmas Express and inside City Hall they can craft their own gifts, bake cookies and even meet Father Christmas at a traditional Christmas grotto.
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