Enchanting Christmas Markets in Vienna
The tradition of the Christmas markets in Vienna dates back to the 16th century when the first Christmas Market was opened on the Viennese “Graben”, today one of the luxurious shopping streets located in the historic city center. The Christmas Markets in Vienna are dedicated to the “Christkind”, which in Austrian tradition is the gift bringer on the Christmas Evening. The little angel, usually depicted with blond curly hair, represents the Jesus Child for many Austrians.
During the Advent season, the historic city center of Vienna turns into a charming Christmas village. The aroma of ginger bread, candied nuts and Christmas punch spread a charming Pre-Christmas atmosphere throughout the whole city of Vienna. On the traditional “Vienna Magic of Advent” in front of the Viennese City Hall, one of the major buildings along the Ring Boulevard, more than 150 booths are arranged between festively decorated and bright illuminated trees. The probably most impressive Christmas Market in front of the “Schönbrunn” Palace, former summer residence of the Habsburg Imperial Family, invites guest to experience Vienna´s Advent in royal flair.
Rooftop christmas markets
November 16 – December 26, 2016
During the Advent season, our Atmosphere Rooftop Bar transforms into Vienna’s highest and most exclusive Christmas market boasting breathtaking views over festively decorated Vienna. The aroma of “Glühwein” fills the air and seasonal delicacies are available to taste. Our charming Ritz-Stüberl beckons guests to warm themselves up in its authentic atmosphere.
CHRISTMAS MAGIC AT WILHELMINENBERG PALACE
November 12 – December 23, 2016
Vienna´s biggest wooden terrace at Palace Wilhelminenberg is located on a small hill in the outskirts of Vienna. Indulge in culinary delicacies, mulled wine and punch while you enjoy a stunning view of Vienna´s Christmas lights.
CHRISTMAS MARKET AT TÜRKENSCHANZPARK
November 11 – December 24, 2016
A little Christmas treasure is hidden in the heart of the 18th district of Vienna: The Christmas Market is set idyllically in a park, where visitors find artisans, live music and entertainment for children.
ADVENT MARKET AND CHRISTMAS SHOW AT THE FLORAL GARDENS HIRSCHSTETTEN
November 17 – December 18, 2016
During Advent season, the flower gardens Hirschstetten invites guests for an enchanting Christmas experience. Stroll through the various market booths decorated with handicrafts, and stop by the art exhibition “Heavenly Christmas”.