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Christmas Markets in Vienna

Why should you travel to Vienna in winter season? Traditional Christmas markets with a punch, all sorts of Christmas sweets, carols, performances by artists and various attractions for children and adults can be the answer to this question. Christmas markets in Vienna are considered to be the best markets in whole Europe. All Christmas lovers know that it is impossible to find so many traditional markets anywhere else. Christmas markets in Vienna will begin the Christmas season from mid-November. We created a list of the best Christmas markets in Vienna. So now, you just need to decide which of them you want to visit. 

Vienna: Christmas market Christkindlmarkt

Christmas Markets in Vienna
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This is the largest Christmas market in Vienna and best celebration of advent. Children throughout Europe love the Christkindlmarkt. The market is located on the square at the Vienna City Hall - on the main street of Vienna called Ringstrasse, between the City Hall and the theater Burgtheater, or between the University of Vienna and the Parliament. You can take a tour around the city in winter season and still enjoy the Christmas market. Vienna is surrounded by the sweet smell of punch, roasted chestnuts, cotton candy and many other delicacies during this time.

Bright decorated alley with angels, beautiful lit trees, and objects like from fairytale will welcome you right after you enter the park. You can spend a day eating delicious food and getting inspiration for Christmas gifts. Or you can spend a good time during the performances, which are held on Celestial stage. Children can ride on the nostalgic carousel or in a special Christmas train. You can also stand under the decorated trees. There are Tree of hearts, squirrels, Christmas, snowballs and many others. You can also peek into Heaven mail or look to the crib of baby Jesus. Many attractions for children and adults give you the opportunity to spend every day in Vienna differently. 

Vienna: Christmas Market at Maria-Theresien-Platz

This Christmas market is like a Christmas village that everyone knows. The market provides a relatively large sort of entertainment. Market takes place between the Art History Museum and the Museum of Natural History, so you can easily combine education with fun. Go for a nice exhibition in a museum and then return to a delicious punch into the Christmas village, where more than 70 stallholders offer their handmade products every year.

Vienna: Old Christmas market at Freyung

Christmas Markets in Vienna
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This Old Viennese market is located in the heart of Vienna and it is one of the most traditional Christmas markets in Austria. People have been coming here to get into the Christmas mood since 1772. Today, you can buy here all kinds of Christmas ornaments from wood to glass and ceramics.  People especially like Christmas decorations made of glass. This market is also popular because of the professional Advent concerts that are held here.

Vienna: Imperial Christmas market at Schönbrunn

This cultural and Christmas market is held in front of Schoenbrunn - the famous castle and the symbol of Vienna. This market is suitable for those who want to experience a little romance and Christmas atmosphere in Vienna. What can you expect, if you go to the Christmas market at Schönbrunn? You can see Christmas decorations and sweets everywhere you go, you can listen to the Christmas concerts, enjoy workshop and join a rich program for children. 

Vienna: Christmas market in the sign of joy and sport

Christmas village at the Old AKH is one of the most popular Christmas markets, especially among young people and families with children. Kids can play here all kinds of typical winter games, such as curling. Series of cultural performances are also held at the Old AKH. One thing is guaranteed: “No one gets bored here.”

Vienna: Christmas market around the Ferris wheel

You can enjoy the Christmas atmosphere in this place usually until January.  You should use the opportunity and go on a great adventure. Everyone will appreciate the performances of various artists and musical bands.

Christmas markets in Vienna 

Christmas Markets in Vienna
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Rathausplatz, 1010 Wien

Christmas village on Maria Theresa Square

Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna

New Year's Eve village

Christmas Village at Belvedere Palace

Prinz-Eugen-Strasse 27, 1030 Vienna

Christmas Village Altes AKH

Alserstraße / Spitalgasse, Hof 1, 1090 Vienna

Old Viennese Christmas Market

Freyung, 1010 Vienna

Advent Market Am Hof

Am Hof, 1010 Vienna 

Christmas Market at Schönbrunn Palace

Schloss Schönbrunn, Vienna 1130

New Year's market 

Christmas Market at the Ferris wheel

Riesenradplatz, 1020 Vienna 

Markets at Charles Square

Karlsplatz, 1010 Vienna

Christmas market at Spittelberg

Spittelberggasse, Schrankgasse, Gutenberggasse, 1070 Vienna 

Christmas market at Stephansplatz

Stephansplatz, 1010 Vienna 

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