The Viennese Advent markets

Arts and crafts and Christmas kitsch, a children’s railway and singing choirs. The markets in the capital couldn’t be more different. Yet they all have one thing in common: a great atmosphere.


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    Vienna’s Christmas Dream on Rathausplatz

    The famous Vienna Christmas Market is open from 15 November to 26 December 2019. Arts and crafts, kitsch, a skating rink and a reindeer train await you. You don’t need to worry about your physical well-being as there is plenty of mulled wine and punch and sumptuous food. Yes, you have to have seen it at least once a year.

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    Christmas market on Spittelberg

    The motto in the 7th district of Vienna is "pleasure meets culture". The Spittelberg Christmas market is the classic amonst the "alternative" markets: mulled wine and Swedisg punch, artistic handicrafts and unbelievably tasty Bohemian potato fritters. 

    Please check online for exact opening times (mid-November until Christmas).


    ©Karl Lind
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    Schönbrunn Palace Christmas market

    The cheery Advent season from 23 November to 5 January 2019: in front of the most impressive palace backdrop in Austria, you are surrounded by choral singing and lovingly decorated stalls, where you will find traditional wood carvings, hand-painted Christmas tree baubles and much more.

    ©Gerhard Fally
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    Christmas village in Alten AKH

    From 15 November to 23 December 2019, the true Viennese Christmas is celebrated in the grounds of the old general hospital, now part of the university campus. Off the beaten track you can sip a glass of punch or mulled wine in a relaxed atmosphere, while children enjoy a ride on the carousel or the Christmas railway.


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