Vienna Christmas Markets

Vienna Christmas Markets

Step straight into a fairy-tale at the wave of a wand this winter and make your way to one of Vienna’s bustling Christmas markets. Dotted around Austria’s capital, each one offers something unique for fans of all things festive.

Altwiener Christkindlmarket

Altwiener Christkindlmarket

This old-style market is a charming choice. Enjoy the activities and stage performances between browsing everything the stalls have to offer. Weekdays at 10am, kids can enjoy a puppet performance, and elsewhere during the week you’ll find music, choirs and artisans ready to show the world their skills.

Belvedere Palace (Nov - Dec)*

Belvedere Palace (Nov - Dec)*

At a more modest 40 stalls, Belvedere Palace’s market is smaller in size but equal in charm. Wander between rows of wooden huts and immerse yourself in the crowds of excited Christmas shoppers. Dazzling decorations and stunning lighting crown the surroundings and add to the festive feeling.

Maria Theresien Platz Market (Nov - Dec)*

Maria Theresien Platz Market (Nov - Dec)*

Keep the magic alive all the way into the New Year at the Maria Theresien Platz market. After Christmas, the market transforms into a New Year village, providing the perfect place for seeing in January in style. Here you can get everything from sweets to souvenirs, while sipping on warm wine or punch.

Schönbrunn Palace Christmas Market (Nov - Dec)*

Schönbrunn Palace Christmas Market (Nov - Dec)*

Dramatic during the day and even more so at night, this place creates a beautiful setting. Take a tour of the palace in the afternoon, before heading out to the market. Gifts, crafts and tasty treats line the palace square making it ideal for a Christmassy night out.

Spittelberg Christmas Market (Nov - Dec)*

Spittelberg Christmas Market (Nov - Dec)*

Modest in size but big on character, this market is a romantic spot for enjoying the festive season. This traditional set-up spans three streets and is nestled between quaint little gift shops that are brimming with local crafts. If all the exploring leaves you feeling peckish, the market has plenty to satisfy!

Viennese Christmas Market (Nov - Dec)*

Viennese Christmas Market (Nov - Dec)*

Be mesmerised by the enchanting atmosphere as you meander the Viennese Christmas Market. Held on Rathausplatz in front of the 19th century City Hall, this magical building provides an unbeatable backdrop for a spot of seasonal shopping. Over 145 stalls make up this postcard-perfect market.

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1. Neigh need for taxis
Take a trip back in time to the rise of the horse-drawn carriage in the 1860s. Trade in four wheels for four legs as you take in the city centre sights from a whole new perspective! Today, the carriage is known as a Fiaker, and this majestic mode of transport can be spotted at regular intervals around the streets of Vienna.
2. Classical concerts and opera
Hit the high notes with events at strikingly beautiful locations across Vienna. From orchestras to jazz, opera to theatre, there is something to appeal to all. Marvel at the architecture as you enjoy world-famous performances from the comfort of your show hall seat.
3. Sweet treats
All the classic treats of Christmas are on offer in Vienna. Be sure to indulge in the huge chocolate hearts at market stalls – you can even have a festive message written in icing. Other favourites include mulled wine, or Glühwein, roasted chestnuts and brandy-infused coffee. Vienna is also home to the world-renowned sachertorte, a rich chocolate cake, sometimes with almonds, filled with apricot jam.
4. Big wheel (Wiener Riesenrad)
See Vienna from a height both day and night with the giant Ferris wheel. Pick out famous landmarks from the skyline as you slowly rotate around. If you have something special to celebrate, you could always splash out on your own private wagon before tucking into champagne and a three-course menu.
5. Magnificent sights
Vienna can be pretty chilly over winter, but there’s the added chance you’ll see a sparkling layer of snow. Take a break from the bracing weather by visiting the Museum of Fine Arts – it has a huge number of masterpieces spanning several centuries. Directly opposite, the Natural History Museum is well worth a visit too.
6. Spiritual wonders
You’ll find some beautiful churches and cathedrals in Vienna. They become even more atmospheric at Christmas. Visit the Votive Church to see its towering spires and decorative altar. St. Stephen’s Cathedral dates back to the 12th century and has a unique multi-coloured roof.