Christmas markets in Vienna
Romantic Advent setting in Vienna
Christmas heralds its approach as early as the end of November. Get yourself in the mood for winter and the seasonal festivities with punch-filled donuts, gingerbread, mulled wine or punch at one of the delightful Christmas markets of all sizes scattered all over Vienna!
Christmas markets in Vienna are a delight for young and old
Enticing odours 'as far as the nose can smell': roasted almonds, candied fruit, roasted chestnuts, Advent cookies and delicious mulled wine are on the daily menu, against the unique backdrop of Vienna's Burgtheater and City Hall.
In addition to the major Christmas markets on the Rathausplatz, in front of the Schoenbrunn Palace or on the Stephansplatz, you might also enjoy the traditional Viennese Christmas market and the Spittelberger Christmas Market as well as the Advent Market on the Karlsplatz. Most Christmas markets are open daily, from early in the morning to late at night. Numerous special items and features, such as handmade chocolate, artisanal woodwork or a visit from Father Christmas, make every Christmas an individual and unique experience. Glittering Christmas decorations, fragrant spice stalls and festive accessories add that special magic touch of the Christmas markets we remember from our own childhood.
Christmas markets in Vienna: Christmas villages designed to sweep you away into another world
The three Christmas villages in Vienna – on the Maria-Theresien Square, in front of the Belvedere Palace and in the Altes AHK (former General Hospital) – exude a special charm. They offer a musical programme of traditional advent music, a special programme for children with puppet theatre shows and artisanal presentations. You simply have to see this breathtaking extravaganza for yourself!
Experiencing Christmas markets in Vienna
Spend Christmas in Vienna and see the wonderful Viennese Christmas markets for yourself – this will set the right festive mood for the Christmas season. Don't hesitate to book a room at the Hotel Stefanie, Vienna's oldest hotel. Due to its unique location, you are within easy reach of the Christmas markets by subway, thus allowing you to safely enjoy the traditional mulled wine to your heart's content.