During winter season the winter markets and beautiful decorative lights transform Vienna into a glittering sea of colors. Romance and enjoyment come together in Vienna and a festival of lights will be celebrated. Baubles, beeswax candles, cookies and plenty of inspirational gift ideas – there’s no better way to get in the festive spirit than with a stroll around Vienna’s winter markets and through city streets glittering with festive lights.
Date : 16. November – 26. December 2018
Open : daily from 10-21:30, Fr & Sa until 22:00
Dec. 24 10:00-17:00
Rathausplatz (City Hall Square), 1010 Vienna
At the traditional Vienna Magic of Advent, the Rathausplatz becomes a shining fairytale land. The 150 or so sales stands offer gifts, decorations, sweets and warming drinks. The trees of the surrounding City Hall park are festively decorated and radiate in a sea of lights. There are lots of offers here for children in particular.
Date : 21.11. – 26.12.2018
Open : daily from 11:00 to 22:00
Location : Maria Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna
Not far away is the winter village on Maria-Theresien-Platz, situated between the Museum of Fine Arts and the Natural History Museum.
Photo:Christmas Village at Maria-Theresien-Platz:© WienTourismus/Christian Stemper
Date : 23.11. – 23.12.2018
Open : daily 10:00-21:00
Location : Freyung, 1010 Vienna
The Old Viennese Winter Market on Freyung in the city center is committed to tradition. Festive music can be heard on the square from 16:00.
Photo:Altwiener Wintermarkt Freyung:© WienTourismus/Christian Stemper
Date : 24. November – 26. December 2018
Open : daily 10:00-21:00
Location : Schönbrunn Palace, 1130 Vienna
The cultural winter market in front of Schönbrunn Palace offers romance in front of an imperial backdrop, and is converted into a New Year’s market afterwards. The atmospheric market offers traditional handicrafts, hand-made decorations, concerts and an extensive children’s program.
New Year’s Market – 27. December 2018 – 6. January 2019. daily 10:00-18:00
Photo : Schönbrunn:© WienTourismus/Christian Stemper
Date : 23.11. – 26.12.2018
Open : Mon-Fri 11:00-21:00
Sat, Sun & Holidays 10:00-21:00
Location : Prinz-Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Vienna
The Winter Village at Belvedere Palace enjoys an impressive baroque background. The unique palace gardens provide an ideal site for a tranquil winter market.
Date : 16.11. – 26.12.2018
Open : Daily from 11:00 to 21:00
Location : Stephansplatz/direction Churhausgasse, 1010 Vienna
The Winter market at Stephansplatz focusses on contemplation and tradition, with 26 booths offering high-quality products from Austria.
Photo : Stephansplatz:© WienTourismus/Christian Stemper
Altes AKH Weihnachtsdorf
Date : 17.11. – 23.12.2018
Open : Monday-Tuesday: 14:00 – 22:00
Wednesday: 11:00 – 22:00
Thursday + Friday: 14:00 – 23:00
Saturday: 11:00 – 23:00
Sunday: 11:00 – 21:00
Location : University Campus Wien – Hof 1
Alserstraße / Spitalgasse
Weihnachtsmarkt am Spittelberg
Date : 15.11. – 23.12.2018
Open : Monday – Thursday 14.00-21.00
Wintermarkt am Riesenradplatz – Prater
Date : 17.11.2018 – 06.01.2019
The Winter Market at the world famous Big-Wheel in the Prater Park is a must-do when visiting Vienna at Advent-time. Every Thursday,Friday,Saturday and Sunday there is a live music concert from 7pm.
Open : Monday-Friday 12.00–22.00
Saturday + Sunday 11.00–22.00
Christmas Markets – Weihnachtsmarkt – Marche de Noël – Mercatino di Natale – Mercados de Navidad
Austrian Christmas Markets or Weihnachtsmarkt,have now become popular and are a welcome and familiar sight in many of the cities, towns and villages throughout Europe during the season of Advent.
Whether visiting a local Christmas Market or taking a Christmas Market Tour, the wonderful festive atmosphere will be sure to lift your spirits and bring the Christmas cheer a little closer.
Wrap up warm and wander along the rows of pretty wooden chalets taking in the rich, warming aromas associated with Christmas such as hot roast chestnuts, grilled bratwurst sausages, crepes or pancakes, Stollen, hot doughnuts, gingerbreads and Gluhwein or Mulled wines or ciders. You can sample the marzipan figures, chocolate covered fruits or one of the many festive delicacies on offer from around the world. There are all kinds of Christmas gifts and decorations, especially traditional things such as tree decorations, wood carvings, crib figures, traditional toys, candles, hand-knitted jumpers, lambskin slippers and glassware, you will be able to find that special little something that will be a unique gift for someone to treasure. Children will be excited to meet with Santa Claus and maybe, just maybe!! there will be a little present for them too!
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