Vienna is magical during the Holiday season!
I love the Holiday season! Vienna is super romantic for a weekend break. On almost every square you find a Christmas market with magical lights and market stalls with Gluhwein and delicious farmers products. So put on your warm clothes and enjoy the Christmas vibe in Vienna! I’m sure you love it. Don’t expect to buy cool stuff at the Christmas markets, most of the products on sale are hats, scarfs and Christmas decoration. It’s great to shop for souvenirs ;-)! Go to the Christmas markets for a food adventure and buy a snack to share and Gluhwein at different stalls along the market. On my last trip to Vienna I visited almost every Christmas market in town and made a selection for you!
Best Christmas markets in Vienna
Looking for the best Christmas markets in Vienna? Stop looking! Here they are:
Altwiener Markt – Vienna
The Freyung market is one of the oldest Viannees Christmas markets. This Christmas market in Vienna is also known as the farmer market. You find a lot of local produce there from Austrian farmers. Beside the delicious food, such as meats and cheeses, this market sells handmade crafts.
22 November – 23 December 2013
daily from 10.00 am – 9.00 pm
Freyung, 1010 Vienna
Close to this Christmas market the most luxurious hotel of Vienna, the Four Seasons, will be opened in 2014. at the Weihnachtsmarkt am Hof you can enjoy punch with friends and snacks at one of the many stalls. Go here for the food and drinks!
15 November – 23 December 2013
Mo-Th 11.00 am – 8.00 pm, Fr-Su 10.00 am – 8.00 pm
Am Hof, 1010 Vienna
The Christmas Market – Vienna
This Christmas market at the City Hall is by far the biggest Christmas market I have ever seen. It looks magical at night with all the lights and the city hall as the background. This Christmas market is known to organize all kind of activities for kids. Great concept… drop your kids so you can drink punch with friends ;-). At this Christmas market they sell everything… from snow-globes to candy and from Gluhwein to raclette cheese.
November 16 – December 24
Daily 10 a.m.–9.30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays until 10 p.m., Dec 24 until 5 p.m.
The Christmas market at the Stephansplatz is one of the newest in Vienna. Here you find a great selection with specialty food products like vinegar. Fun to drink Gluhwein here if you’re done shopping at the famous shopping streets!
November 16 – December 23, 2013
Daily from 11:00 to 21:00
Stephansplatz /direction Churhausgasse, 1010 Vienna
Christmas at MQ
The MQ market is fun in the evening and popular by younger people. Great place to go for punch and gluhwein! At night they have a DJ playing and the cosy pop-up cafes are a great shelter for the cold :-). The MQ in Vienna is magical at night with all the light installations.
8 November – 23 December 2013
Mo-Fr 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., Sa & Su 2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Museum Quarter, Vienna
Spittelberg market – Vienna
The atmosphere at the Spittelberg Christmas market is a true local one. More than 100 exhibitors, arts and crafts in the romantic streets of the Biedermeier suburb. This market feels so cozy and is perfect to go for a Christmas market crawl. Just do a drink and organic snack at every stall and you had a great dinner :-).
15 November – 23 December 2013
Mo-Th 2.00 pm – 9.00 pm, Fr 2.00 pm – 9.30 pm
Sa 10.00 am – 9.30 pm, Su & hols. 10.00 am – 9.00 pm
Spittelberggasse, Schrankgasse, Gutenberggasse, 1070 Vienna
Naschmarkt – Vienna
Christmas or no Christmas the Naschmarkt in Vienna is fun to go to! Especially if you love Arabic and Mediterranean food this is the place to. They sell delicious snacks, tapas and all sorts of spices. For Christmas there are a few marketstalls with Christmas goodies. At night the many small restaurants serve delicious and cheap food.
29 November – 24 December 2013
Daily 9.00 am – 8.00 pm, 24 December: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Schleifmühlbrücke, 1060 Vienna
Christmas Village at Altes AKH – Vienna
The park of the former Viennese hospital turns into an intimate paradise of lights and colours, festive sounds and enticing aromas. The Altes Akh Christmas market is located a bit out of the city center of Vienna in the 9th district and great to meet locals!
16 November – 23 December 2013
Mo-Fr 2.00 pm – 10.00 pm
Sa -Su 11.00 am – 10.00 pm
Alserstraße / Spitalgasse, Hof 1, 1090 Vienna
Have a lovely Christmas everyone!
PS: more hotspots are in the Vienna Little Black Book. A city guide to Vienna with the best restaurants, shops and things to do. Always new addresses coming up so check out your online Little Black Book daily for the latest hotspots in town!
— This trip to Vienna is sponsored by The Vienna Tourist Board. On Wien.info you will find more great tips for your city trip to Vienna. Have fun! Love to hear how it was. —
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