Christmas time in Vienna
Well it feels like if summer was just over and now Christmas is fast approaching. You can already see that in the whole of Vienna, and this weekend also most of the Christmas markets open their doors.
The classics ...
As usual, the large and well-known markets such as the Vienna Christmas World at Rathausplatz, the Cultural and Christmas Market in front of Schönbrunn Palace, the Christmas market on Spittelberg, the art and crafts market on Karlsplatz and many more are again a fix part of this special time. The overview can be found as usual on the website of the Vienna Tourist Board.
... in all districts ...
But no matter in which district you live or have booked your apartment, there is a Christmas market and Christmas activities everywhere all over the city. Sometimes bigger, sometimes smaller, some fancy, some traditional. And your host certainly has his own personal insider tip for you.
Here in Hernals, in the 17th district where Christian and I live, there is, for example, on 9.12 / 10.12 and 16.12 / 17.12 the vegan Christmas market in the Schwarzenberg Park. It is organized by the Waldgasthaus Zur Allee, where you can then turn in afterwards and enjoy the good food.
One of the most comprehensive overviews of what is going on in all districts has been compiled by the Wiener Bezirkszeitung. There you really find Christmas markets and ctivities in the whole city.
... the special ones
A very special Christmas market is the Advent market in the Hirschstetten Botanical Gardens, because here you will be really enchanted with Christmas spirit. In addition to a large Christmas market with many stalls where you can get from Christmas delights, over handmade Christmas tree ornaments to all sorts of small (and large) gifts many beautiful things. An extensive cultural program and a cheerful children's program round off the Christmas market. But the most special thing here is the floral Christmas exhibition in the flower gardens that will enchant you as well.
In front of Wilhelminenberg Palace, a Christmas market is waiting for you from this weekend on as well. The special thing here is that you have an amazing view over Vienna. And together with that enjoy all the Christmas delicacies waiting there.
Other Christmas markets with a very special flair you can find on the website of Vienna Tourist Board too.
Well, isn’t it pretty busy in Vienna in the coming weeks? In any case, there is something for everyone. Whether it is small, fine and atmospheric, or whether it should also be brighter, louder and more colorful, that's up to you. One thing is certain, Vienna during the time before Christmas has a very special atmosphere that you should definitely not miss.
Write me in the comment, which is your very own favorite market.