Vienna Christmas Markets

Posted by on 16 Nov 2016

Christmas market at Vienna city hallIn Austria Christmas starts in November somehow. That´s when the first Christmas markets open. Vienna has an enormous variety of Christmas Markets to offer. Actually it seems there´s one around the corner no matter where you are and in deed you don´t have to walk far from one to another in Vienna´s city center. You can either follow the sweet fragrance of chestnut, gingerbread and punch or you ask the receptionist at your wombat´s CITY Hostel for directions and recommendations. Normally Christmas markets are more expensive and touristy, the nearer they are to Vienna´s main site, like the city hall or Schönbrunn palace. Which is not necessarily a bad thing if you visit Vienna as a tourist and carry enough cash :)  Those locations also give really nice snapshots, with the sites and monuments all up in Christmas decoration.

The slightly hidden markets, like the one Spittelberg are normally populated by locals. Especially at Museumsquartier and Altes AKH you´ll meet students and young locals. It is actually a habit among austrians to visit a Christmas market to drink some Punch or Glühwein before you go out. In some places you have many different versions of Glühwein or Punch, but the main concept is always the same: Hot alcohol (in case of Glühwein hopefully wine) and spices mixed with more spirits.  Just to give you an idea we´ll name the most important Christmas markets with directions and opening hours here:

Vienna Christmas World at the Christmas Market

12 November – 26 December 2016
Su-Th 10.00 am – 9.30 pm, Fr & Sa 10.00 am – 10.00 pm
24 December 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Rathausplatz, 1010 Vienna
wienerweihnachtstraum.at

Christmas Village on Maria-Theresien-Platz

16 November -26 December 2016
Su-Th 11.00 am – 9.00 pm, Fr & Sa 11.00 am – 10.00 pm
24 December 11.00 am – 4.00 pm
25+26 December 11.00 am – 7.30 pm
New Year’s Village 27 December – 31 December 2016
11.00 am – 7.30 pm, 31 December 11.00 am – 6.00 pm
Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna
www.weihnachtsdorf.at

Christmas Village at Belvedere Palace

18 November – 23 December 2016
Daily from 10.00 am – 9.00 pm
Prinz-Eugen-Strasse 27, 1030 Vienna
www.weihnachtsdorf.at

Christmas Village in the Altes AKH

12 November – 23 December 2016
Mo-Sa 2.00 pm – 10.00 pm
Su, hols. 11.00 am – 10.00 pm
Alserstrasse/Spitalgasse, Hof 1, 1090 Vienna
www.weihnachtsdorf.at

Old Viennese Christmas Market

18 November – 23 December 2016
Daily from 10.00 am – 9.00 pm
Freyung, 1010 Vienna
www.altwiener-markt.at

Am Hof Advent Market

11 November – 23 December 2016
Mo-Th 11.00 am – 9.00 pm, Fr-Su & hols. 10.00 am – 9.00 pm, food until 10.00 pm
Am Hof, 1010 Vienna
www.weihnachtsmarkt-hof.at

Cultural and Christmas Market & New Year’s Market, Schönbrunn Palace

19 November – 26 December 2016
Daily from 10.00 am – 9.00 pm
24 December 10.00 am – 4.00 pm, 25-26 December 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
New Year’s Market 27 December 2016 – 1 January 2017
Daily from 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
Schönbrunn Palace, 1130 Vienna
www.weihnachtsmarkt.co.at

Art Advent – Art & Crafts on Karlsplatz

18 November – 23 December 2016
Daily from 12.00 noon – 8.00 pm, food until 9.00 pm
Karlsplatz, 1010 Vienna
www.artadvent.at

Christmas Market on Spittelberg

12 November – 23 December 2016
Mo-Th 3.00 pm – 9.00 pm, Fr 3.00 pm – 9.30 pm
Sa 12.00 noon – 9.30 pm, Su & hols. 12.00 noon – 9.00 pm
Spittelberggasse, Schrankgasse, Gutenberggasse, 1070 Vienna
www.spittelberg.at

Winter Market on Riesenradplatz

19 November 2016 – 8 January 2017
Mo-Fr 12.00 noon – 10.00 pm
Sa, Su & hols. 11.00 am – 10.00 pm
24 December 10.00 am – 5.00 pm, 31 December 12.00 noon – 2.00 am
Riesenradplatz, 1020 Vienna
www.wintermarkt.at/wintermarkt

Christmas Market on Stephansplatz

11 November – 26 December 2016
Daily from 11.00 am – 9.00 pm
24 December 110.00 am – 4.00 pm, 25-26 December 11.00 am – 7.00 pm
Stephansplatz/towards Churhausgasse, 1010 Vienna
www.weihnachtsmarkt-stephansplatz.at

source: wien.info

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