When it's really nice and cold outside and the fine scent of cinnamon, oranges, cloves and maybe some punch is in your nose, then it's that time again - the Christmas markets open their stalls again and make the anticipation of Christmas even greater!
Vienna at Christmas time is definitely a must-see, as the metropolis is a perfect end-of-year destination with its history and many sights. Especially during the Christmas season, Vienna offers numerous Christmas markets that attract countless enthusiasts every year with their twinkling lights, delicious scents and charming souvenirs.
In our blog, we show you which Christmas markets in Vienna you should definitely not miss!
Advent Art Market at Karlsplatz
The ART ADVENT is one of the most popular markets in Vienna. The special highlights that await you include organic-certified gastronomy, unique handicrafts and live music. At the Advent market on Karlsplatz, the focus is particularly on sustainability, as the ART Advent is still the only Christmas market in Austria whose gastronomy is completely certified organic.
The Christmas market in front of the beautiful Karlskirche is a very special experience for the environmentally conscious and art lovers, and the artistic objects of the showmen continue to give much joy even after Christmas.
Visitors to the ART ADVENT can look forward to a wide variety of sustainable delights and unique arts and crafts, as well as spectacular walking acts, fire shows and street theatre.
The Viennese Christmas Dream is probably one of the absolute hotspots in the pre-Christmas season. Every year, Vienna's Rathausplatz with its dreamlike Christmas decorations and the brightly lit City Hall in the background is transformed into a veritable winter wonderland, delighting its countless visitors time and again.
With over 100 stalls, the Christmas market in front of the Town Hall is not only the largest, but also the oldest Christmas market in Vienna. The many different market stalls provide visitors with all kinds of delicacies, great gift ideas and a festive flair.
With its imposing and historic backdrop, this Christmas market is guaranteed to put everyone in the right Christmas mood. There is so much for visitors to discover in the lovingly decorated huts. Around 80 exhibitors offer a very special Advent flair in the cour d'honneur in front of Schönbrunn Palace with its enchanting decorations and lighting.
Moreover, from 26 to 27 December the Christmas Market will be transformed overnight into the Schönbrunn Palace New Year's Market. Until 4 January, visitors can look forward to daily live jazz concerts and a magnificent backdrop to toast the New Year.
The dreamlike setting and location make this Christmas market particularly unique! Right at the foot of Vienna's most famous landmark, St. Stephen's Cathedral, this Christmas market is the ideal stopover for a (pre)Christmas sightseeing day. Above all, the special lighting concept gives St. Stephen's Cathedral a particularly Christmassy atmosphere that invites you to spend some contemplative time with friends and family.
TIP: Climbing the tower of the "Steffl" is an absolute highlight, especially at Christmas time. This is possible daily from 9 am to 5:30 pm.
Stylish baroque design, elegant stalls and baroque lights await visitors to the Christmas market in front of Belvedere Palace. You can also look forward to fine arts and crafts, unusual Christmas gifts and culinary delicacies.
National and international gospel choirs and music groups provide the appropriate Christmas atmosphere.
This Christmas market is an absolute insider tip, as it is not as crowded as the other Christmas markets.
Sustainability is a particular focus at the Spittelberg Christmas Market, where visitors can look forward to organic, vegetarian, ecological and vegan delicacies.
The Spittelberg Christmas Market is located in Vienna's second largest pedestrian zone and attracts numerous visitors every year with its unique flair. At the same time, you can take a closer look at the many stalls while sipping a hot punch. The numerous exhibitors with their handicrafts attract visitors from all over the world to the romantic alley.
The Spittelberg Christmas Market not only impresses with its unique atmosphere, but also with a delicious range of culinary delights and various stalls that offer an ideal opportunity to find the perfect Christmas gift for friends and family.
Wintermarkt am Riesenradplatz