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Vienna offers 12 Christmas Markets this year...and here is just a taste

Vienna Christmas World at the Christmas Market
18 November - 30 December 2017
Christmas market (market booths) only until 26 December 2017

Cultural and Christmas Market & New Year's Market, Schönbrunn Palace
18 Nov - 26 Dec 2017
The Culture and Christmas Market in front of Schoenbrunn Palace is held on the cour d'honneur of this former Habsburg summer residence. The romantic market stocks a rich selection of traditional handicrafts, handmade jewellery and rustic decorations for the Christmas tree.

16 Nov - 23 Dec 2017
In this lovely historical quarter both traditional and original handicraft are sold on narrow granitstone paved alleyways, niches and courtyards. It’s Vienna’s most authentic Christmas market.

Opening Times
Mon-Thu 2 pm - 9 pm, Fri 2 pm - 9.30 pm
Sat 10 am - 9.30 pm, Sun & hols. 10 am - 9 pm

Baroque Belvedere Palace
24 Nov - 26 Dec 2017
Visit one of Europe’s most beautiful baroque palaces. With the world’s largest collection of Gustav KLIMT’s works and complete your tour with a visit to the enchanting Christmas market.

Opening Times
Mon-Fri 11am - 9pm
Sat-Sun 10am - 9pm

Maria Theresien Place
21 Nov to 26 Dec 2017
The Christmas Village at the beautiful park between the Natural History Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts. Indulge in hours of "a real Viennese Christmas"

New Year Village
27 to 31 Dec 2017

Christmas Village in the Altes AKH
18 Nov to 23 Dec 2017

Old Viennese Christmas Market
18 Nov to 23 Dec 2017
Freyung, 1010 Vienna

Am Hof Advent Market
17 Nov to 23 Dec 2017

Art Advent - Art & Crafts on Karlsplatz
17 Nov to 23 Dec 2017

Christmas Market on Spittelberg
16 Nov to 23 Dec 2017
Spittelberggasse, Stiftgasse, Schrankgasse, Gutenberggasse, 1070 Vienna

Winter Market on Riesenradplatz
18 Nov to 7 Jan 2018
Christmas Market on Stephansplatz
15 Nov to 26 Dec 2017

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  Belvedere Palace
  Maria Theresien Platz
  Schonbrunn Palace
  Vienna City Hall

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Vienna 2017

From the middle of November until Christmas, Vienna's prettiest squares transform into magical Christmas markets. The aroma of Christmas baking and hot punch sets the mood in the run-up to Christmas.

A tall arched gateway with candles receives visitors at the entrance to City Hall Square for the Vienna Christmas World at the Christmas Market. The 150 or sales booths at the traditional Christmas Market offer Christmas gifts, Christmas tree decorations, handicrafts, culinary treats, confectionery and warming drinks. The trees in City Hall park and along the Ringstrasse boulevard radiate a festive glow. Visitors can skate through the park over two large ice rinks and along numerous paths. They can also go curling next to the 4,000 m² ice rink. The Children's World offers a carousel, a reindeer train and wonderful light installations in the park, which are based on Christmas stories for children.

Not far from here is the Christmas Village on Maria-Theresien-Platz, between the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna and the Naturhistorisches Museum Vienna. Over 70 booths offering traditional handicrafts and original gift ideas are set up here during Advent. Gospel choirs and music groups create a pre-Christmas atmosphere. The Christmas Village is replaced by the New Year's Village on 27 December. The romantic Christmas Village in the Altes AKH is also a popular meeting place in the run-up to Christmas, especially for a younger crowd from the neighbouring university campus. With a children's railway and an old-fashioned carousel, the Christmas Village in the Altes AKH is also a big hit with families. Two curling lanes are also available.

The Old Viennese Christmas Market on Freyung in the city centre is committed to tradition. A Christmas market was held here as early as 1772; today, it is a place to buy handicrafts, glass decorations, traditional mangers and ceramics. Festive Advent music can be heard on the square from 4.00 pm. Top-quality handicrafts can also be purchased a couple of steps further along at the Am Hof Advent Market. New for this year is a champagne bar.

The cultural and Christmas market in front of Schönbrunn Palace offers romance in front of an imperial backdrop, and is converted into a New Year's market after Christmas. The atmospheric market offers traditional handicrafts, hand-made Christmas decorations, Christmas concerts and an extensive children's program, including Christmas workshop. The Christmas Village at Belvedere Palace enjoys an impressive Baroque background. The unique palace gardens provide an ideal site for a tranquil Christmas market with elegant handicrafts and culinary delights.

Art Advent on Karlsplatz offers a diverse children's program and above all handicrafts to buy. Further variety is provided by art installations, show workshops and live bands. All of the food on offer is organically certified. There are also numerous stalls full of artisans' wares in the idyllic tiny alleyways at the Christmas Market on Spittelberg and numerous other vendors with unique culinary gift ideas.

Entertainment is the word at the Winter Market on Riesenradplatz under the slogan "The Prater rocks". There are children's adventure rides, musical live acts from Gospel to Soul and Pop and a humorous show program here until 7 January. The Christmas Market on Stephansplatz focuses on contemplation and tradition, with around 40 booths at the foot of St. Stephen's Cathedral offering high-quality products from Austria.

Vienna Advent Market beneath the spires of the Rathaus

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Things to see and do in Vienna
Hofburg Palace

This vast palace began life as a medieval castle and today houses the Austrian President's offices. Within its numerous buildings you'll find all sorts of wonderful objects, and several museums, including the Imperial Apartments, the Imperial Silver Collection, and the Sisi Museum. No sightseeing trip to Vienna would be complete without a visit to this spectacular building

Museum of Fine Arts

Another palace for you, only this one is home to the art collection of the Habsburg family, one of the finest collections in the world. This place is enormous, so if you want to see everything it might take you more than a day. This museum is not to be missed.


Get up high for a good look at Vienna from above - 252 metres above to be precise. The Danube Tower is in Donaupark, and offers you some mind-blowing views of the city and its surroundings from its revolving restaurant.


Vienna is awash with spectacular market places, and the Naschmarkt is one of its best. Spices, antiques, curiosities, great food - you name it, you'll find it in this market by Kettenbruckengasse station.

Tram tours

Hop aboard one of Vienna's old-style 1930's trams and take a tour of the city from this nicely atmospheric vantage. Most depart from the Otto Wagner Stadtbahn Pavilions on Karlsplatz.


Pick up some gifts for friends back home, or forget about them and buy yourself a load of luxuries. You'll find the most popular shopping street in Vienna is Mariahilferstraße and here you'll find the big flagship stores for all sorts of global brands. If you're looking for the chic and unique, head to the upmarket Kohlmarkt
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