Christmas in Austria - Christmas Markets in Vienna
Starting at the end of November lasting till Christmas Day you can find "Christkindlmärkte" on nearly every corner of most Austrian cities. Small huts provide you with potentiall christmas presents, food and most important hot punch and "Glühwein", sweet and heated mulled wine.
Here's a list of Vienna's most traditional Christmas markets. Make sure to check them out, when you happen to be in Austria's capital around Christmas time!
The "Christkindlmarkt" on the square in front of the City Hall is Vienna's classic Christmas Market. Strolling among the elaborately decorated trees in the park, Viennese and visitors from all over the world can enjoy the wonderful Christmas atmosphere. The tree with seals, the "Kasperl tree", the "Herzerlbaum" (Hearts tree) as well as the "Post office in the clouds" offer a perfect setting for a souvenir photo.
The festively illuminated Schoenbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Austrian Emperors, provides a spectacular backdrop for an idyllic Christmas village full of the scent of mulled wine and ginger bread. And almost every day, festive concerts spread Christmas mood!
Our personal tip for your Christmas shopping is the Christmas market at the Spittelberg. In this lovely historical quarter both traditional and original handicraft is sold on narrow granitstone paved alleyways, niches and courtyards. It's Vienna's most authentic Christmas market.