The authentic Viennese Advent guide


It is still a few more days until the real start of the Christmas season. But at least the Christmas atmosphere has well and truly arrived in Vienna. Numerous beautiful Christmas illuminations light up the inner city, while Vienna’s Christmas markets are slowly filling up. 

No matter if you want to have an active advent weekend outdoors, to be protected from the cold in a museum or to go shopping for authentic Viennese souvenirs – the choice of tips below will make sure that you are certainly not bored in Vienna in the time running up to Christmas. 

Christmas shopping

Nowadays looking for Christmas presents is really not an easy undertaking. All of Vienna’s shopping hotspots are just bursting with special offers, Christmas specials and the like. In all the hustle and bustle of the crazy shopping for presents, I often forget what giving presents is really all about. It is actually relatively easy to give other people joy. Authentic souvenirs, tasteful handicrafts, or simply time spent together are guaranteed to brighten up the darker months. If you would like to give a piece of Austria as a present, then the best thing to do is to give vouchers for the Austria Trend Hotels. 

Authentic Viennese gifts

How you can charmingly give a piece of Vienna.

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Winter sports in the heart of the city

Vienna also has a lot to offer in winter when it comes to sports. Ice skating, ice hockey, ice curling or running in a group through Vienna – all that and more is possible. Find out here how you can also get warm without drinking punch! And of course you deserve a glass of punch all the more after you have done some sports ;-)

Winter sports in the middle of the city

It doesn't have to be an expensive skiing trip. 

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For rainy days

Soon it will be time for snow in Vienna. And yet it doesn’t look like that at all. When snow does finally fall, you definitely do not have to worry about a suitable programme. The city centre is more idyllic than ever, you can toboggan down the hills of the city and build giant snowmen. If it rains, then it all looks a bit different and you can forget about the activities which would have been wonderful in the snow. That is why you will find some locations which are ideal for rainy weather. With culture, sport and culinary delights, you will certainly not get bored despite the grey weather. 

Indoor programme in Vienna

If your trip gets rained out. 

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Born in Simmering in Vienna and a passionate young driver of Vienna’s horse-drawn carriages, he has a weakness for literature and stories from the backyard. He loves to show the city to strangers and to tell them stories that not everyone knows.  Ronni knows that Vienna is really a village. And he likes that at least as much as his job.

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