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
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
HOP ON HOP OFF stop: YELLOW LINE No. 30 Schönbrunn Palace
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.
Christmas market in front of the Museum of Military History in Vienna (c) Museum of Military History
Address: Heeresgeschichtliches Museum, Arsenal, Objekt 1, 1030 Wien
HOP ON HOP OFF stop: YELLOW LINE No. 32 Museum of Military History
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
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