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Must-see Christmas Markets In Vienna

When it’s cold outside and the air is filled with the tempting scents of cinnamon, vanilla, oranges, cloves, and mulled wine, it’s time for Christmas markets. Vienna has many different Christmas markets, which are very popular with the locals. In this blog post, we’ll show you which markets you should not miss during your stay in Vienna.

The sustainable Art Advent market at Karlsplatz

Certified organic food, crafts, and live music – the Christmas market at Karlsplatz is sustainable and filled with beautiful art. Set against the backdrop of magnificent St Charles Church, it is a wonderful experience for ecologically minded visitors and art lovers.Christmas market in front of the St. Charles Church in Vienna (c) Österreich Werbung/Diejun

  • Date: 23.11. - 23.12.2018
  • Opening hours: daily 12:00 - 20:00
  • Address: Resselpark, 1040 Wien
  • HOP ON HOP OFF stop: YELLOW and RED LINE No. 1 State Opera
  • Admission: free

The hip Christmas market at Spittelberg

Set amidst romantic cobblestoned streets and traditional Biedermeier buildings, the Spittelberg Christmas market is a beautiful market situated in the heart of Vienna’s hip seventh district. Although the festively decorated narrow streets get quite busy, this market is especially popular with the locals.
Christmas market in Spittelberg in Vienna (c) Österreich Werbung/A. Jahn

  • Date: 15.11. - 23.12.2018
  • Opening hours: Mon - Thu 15:00 - 21:00, Fri 14:00 - 21:30, holiday 10:00 - 21:00
  • Address: Spittelberggasse, 1070 Wien
  • HOP ON HOP OFF stop: YELLOW and RED LINE No. 2 Heroes’ Square
  • Admission: free

The impressive Christmas market at Schönbrunn Palace

Set against a beautiful historic backdrop, this market is guaranteed to get you in a festive mood. You can combine your visit to this market with a Schönbrunn Tour.
Huetten und Schloss Schönbrunn (c) weihnachtsmarkt.co.at_FotoFally.JPG
Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna (c) Weihnachtsmarkt/Foto Fally

  • Date: 24.11.2018 – 26.12.2018
  • Opening hours: Mon to Sun 10:00 - 21:00, 24.12.2018 10:00 - 16:00, 25.12. - 26.12.2018  10:00 - 18:00, 27.12.2018 - 6.1.2019 10:00 - 18:00
  • Address: Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Wien
  • HOP ON HOP OFF stop: YELLOW LINE No. 30 Schönbrunn Palace
  • Admission: free

The medieval market outside the Museum of Military History

A festive ambience, music, jugglers and fencing shows - this market is one of Vienna’s highlights, and not just for fans of medieval culture. Make sure to try mulled wine or wassail made following old recipes.Weihnachtsmarkt-vor-dem-HGM.jpg
Christmas market in front of the Museum of Military History in Vienna (c) Museum of Military History

  • Dates & opening hours:
    29.11.2018 14:00 - 22:00
    30.11.2018 - 1.12.2018 10:00 - 22:00
    2.12.2018 10:00 - 20:00
     
  • Address: Heeresgeschichtliches Museum, Arsenal, Objekt 1, 1030 Wien
  • HOP ON HOP OFF stop: YELLOW LINE No. 32 Museum of Military History
  • Admission: free

Belvedere Palace

Baroque Christmas magic in the city – a romantic location in which to enjoy a nice mug of mulled wine. This Christmas market is a true insider’s tip, as it is not as crowded as some of the city’s other markets.   
Christmas market in front of the Belvedere Palace in Vienna (c) Österreich Werbung/Popp-Hackner

  • Dates: 23.11. - 26.12.2018
  • Opening hours: Mon to Fri 11:00 - 21:00; Sat, Sun and 8.12.2017 10:00 - 21:00; 24.12.2017 10:00 - 15:00; 25 and 26 December 2017 10:00 - 19:00
  • Address: Prinz-Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Wien
  • HOP ON HOP OFF stop: YELLOW LINE No. 34 Belvedere Palace
  • Admission: free

In addition to these Christmas markets, you can also use our HOP ON HOP OFF buses to get to the following markets:

Christmas Market on Stephansplatz

  • Date: 16.11. – 26.12.2018
  • Opening hours: daily 11:00 – 21:00, 24.12. from 11:00 – 16:00
    25.12., 26.12. from 11:00 – 19:00
  • Address: Stephansplatz, 1010 Wien
  • HOP ON HOP OFF Station: YELLOW and RED LINE No. 1 State Opera
  • Admission: free

Christmas Village on Maria-Theresien-Platz

  • Date: 21.11. – 26.12.2018
  • Opening hours: Gastronomy daily: 11:00 – 22:00, Trade: Sun – Thu,
    holiday 11:00 – 21:00, Friday and Saturday: 11:00 – 22:00
  • Address: Maria-Theresien Platz, 1010 Wien
  • HOP ON HOP OFF Station: YELLOW and RED LINE No. 2  Heroes' Square
  • Admission: free

K.u.K. Christmas Market

  • Date: 16.11.2018 – 1.1.2019
  • Opening hours: daily 10:00 – 20:00
    24.12. 10:00 – 17:00
    31.12. 10:00 – 02:00
    01.01. 13:00 – 20:00
  • Address: Michaelerplatz, 1010 Wien
  • HOP ON HOP OFF Station: YELLOW and RED LINE No. 2  Heroes' Square
  • Admission: free

Vienna Christmas World on Rathausplatz

  • Date: 16.11.2018 – 26.12.2018
  • Opening hours:
    Sun – Thu 10:00 – 21:30
    Fri – Sat 10:00 – 22:00
    24.12. 10:00 – 18:00
    25.12. - 26.12. 11 – 21:30
  • Address: Rathausplatz, 1010 Wien
  • HOP ON HOP OFF Station: RED and GREEN LINE No. 5 National Theatre/City Hall
  • Admission: free

Advent pleasure market at the Opera House

  • Date: 16.11. – 31.12.2018
  • Opening hours: daily11:00 – 21:00
    24.12. closed, 31.12. 11:00 – 01:00
  • Address: Mahlerstraße 6, 1010 Wien
  • HOP ON HOP OFF Station: RED and YELLOW LINE  No. 1 State Opera
  • Admission: free

Christmas Village in the Altes AKH

  • Date: 17.11. - 23.12.2018
  • Opening hours: Mon-Tue 14:00 - 22:00, Wed 11:00 - 22:00, Thu - Fri 14:00 - 23:00, Sat 11:00 - 23:00, Sun 11:00 - 21:00
  • Address: Alserstraße/Spitalgasse, Hof 1, 1090 Wien
  • HOP ON HOP OFF Station: RED and GREEN LINE No. 6 University, 7 Sigmund Freud Museum, GREEN LINE No. 47 Votive Church
  • Admission: free

Winter Market on Riesenradplatz

  • Date: 17.11.2018 - 6.1.2019
  • Opening hours: Mon - Fri 12:00 – 22:00
    Sat, Sun & public holidays 11:00 – 22:00
    24.12. 10:00 – 17:00, 31.12. 11:00 - 02:00
  • Address: Riesenradplatz, 1020 Wien
  • HOP ON HOP OFF Station: BLUE LINE No. 18 Giant Ferris Wheel
  • Admission: free

Winter at MQ

  • Date: 08.11. – 23.12.2018
  • Opening hours: Mon – Fri. 16:00 – 23:00, Sat – Sun 14:00 – 23:00
  • Address: Museumsquartier, 1070 Wien
  • HOP ON HOP OFF Station: RED LINE No. 3 Shopping Street
  • Admission: free

Old Viennese Christmas Market

  • Date: 17.11. - 23.12.2018
  • Opening hours: daily 10:00 – 21:00
  • Address: Freyung, 1010 Wien
  • HOP ON HOP OFF Station: RED and GREEN LINE No. 5 National Theatre/City Hall, 6 University
  • Admission: free

Am Hof Advent Market

  • Date: 16.11. - 23.12.2018
  • Opening hours: Mon - Thu 11:00 – 21:00, Fri - Sun & public holidays 10:00 – 21:00, Gastronomy until 22:00
  • Address: Am Hof, 1010 Wien
  • HOP ON HOP OFF Station: RED und GREEN LINE No. 5 National Theatre/City Hall, 6 University
  • Admission: free