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Vienna Christmas Markets 2017
Schönbrunn Christmas Market
19.11. – 26.12.2016
daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
24.12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
25 & 26.12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Schönbrunn Edition with collectable handicrafts In addition to the carefully selected innovative range of quality handicrafts and culinary treats offered by almost 80 exhibitors from Austria and neighbouring countries, Schönbrunn Edition features exquisite collectors’ items such as a hand-blown glass snowman, a blue-print apron with crown, Christmas tree balls made of old printed paper, imperial jams and Baroque decorative jewellery.
Schönbrunn New Year’s Market
dal 27.12.2016 – 01.01.2017
daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wiener Christkindlmarkt and the Magic of Advent in Vienna – Vienna Christmas Market
12.11. – 24.12.2016
Rathausplatz (Town Hall Square)
Daily from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm
24.12 from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm
The Christmas Market at Vienna City Hall Square is an unforgettable experience for all lovers of Christmas The unique setting of the City Hall Burgtheater in Vienna and gives this Christmas market a charm all its own. The smell of punch, the traditional gingerbread, roasted almonds and honey puts everyone in the mood for Christmas.
Located in the heart of the city, next to the magnificently illuminated Ringstrasse boulevard, the traditional Christmas market, the Christkindlmarkt on City Hall Square is a very special yuletide highlight of Vienna. It is a famous place where delightful traditions and new ideas come together to create a very special charm of their own. Dating back to more than seven centuries the market with one of the biggest Christmas trees and a great variety of traditional handy craft gifts and regional and international culinary specialties strongly appeals to the Viennese citizens as much as to the visitors ofViennain winter time. The great variety of cultural events blends harmoniously with the romantic atmosphere of the fantastic illuminations of the City Hall Park as well as with the colorful program for the little guests in the magical ambience of the City Hall.
There are many ways to indulge into the experience of the Wiener Christkindlmarkt – all of them are very special. There are special offers for children and families, for romantic couples, for gourmets and for the culturally interested guests. But one will certainly touch the heart of the visitors: the meet and greet with the “real” Wiener Christkindl, incorporating the spirit of yuletide joy. For six weeks before Christmas Eve, from Thursday to Sunday, the Wiener Christkindl visits the market and reads and recites poems and stories for big and small in the light of the illuminated Christmas tree. For the Wiener Christkindl every visitor is a VIP…
Christmas Market at the ‘Altes AKH (Old General Hospital of Vienna)
12.11. – 23.12.2016
Unicampus – Hof 1, Alserstraße 4-1090 Viennav
From Monday to Friday from 11.00 pm to 9.00 pm
Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 11.00 am to 11.00pm
The market of traditional unravels through the streets of Vienna with the unmistakable aromas and flavors of the imperial city.
Romantic and cozy Christmas in Vienna.
The Christmas Village in the former General Hospital in Vienna (“Altes AKH”) enchants visitors with its welcoming atmosphere of traditional Viennese. The love with which the exhibition space has been designed and decorated the stalls which have been attracting visitors since the goods for sale. Handicrafts from the objects of the Viennese variations of punch and mulled wine.
Christmas Market in Spittelberg
12.11. – 23.12.2016
Monday to Thursday: from 14.00 to 21.00
Friday: 14:00 to 21:30
Saturday: from 10.00 to 21.30
Sunday and holidays: from 10.00 to 21.00
The Christmas Market Spittelberg can be described as the most authentic market in Vienna.In fact, the sale of traditional crafts and winds along the alleys and streets of this ancient quarter of the granite paving.
There are a hundred exhibitors from over 25 years make this one of the most famous market of Austria.
Christmas Market in the Maria-Theresia-Platz
16.11. – 26.12.2016
Maria-Theresia-Platz, 1010 Vienna
from Sunday to Thursday from 11.00 am to 9.00 pm
Friday and Saturday from 11.00 am to 10.00 pm
24.12 from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm
25.12 & 26.12 from 11.00 am to 7.30 pm
The Christmas Village is built in the park between the Natural History Museum and the Museum of Fine Art in downtown Vienna.
Imposing buildings of Vienna’s traditional costumes and Christmas. The Christmas Village in the heart of Vienna, opens its doors between the majestic monuments of the world-famous Vienna. The Christmas atmosphere is assured of the party decorations, market stalls and a wide range of culinary delights.
New Year’s Village
27.12. – 31.12.2016
daily from 11.00 am to 7.30 pm
31.12 from 11.00 am to 2.00 am
Maria Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna
Christmas Market of the Belvedere Castle
18.11. – 23.12.2016
Baroque Belvedere Palace Prinz Eugen-Strasse 27 1030 Vienna
Monday to Friday: from 11.00 am to 9.00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10.00 am to 9.00 pm
The market opens in the vicinity of one of the most beautiful baroque palaces in Europe that holds the most extensive collection of works by Gustav Klimt.
The Christmas market there has Baroque style is a traditional craft, and as a Lifestyle. This popular Christmas Village opens in the background of one of the most glorious jewels of the Baroque world-famous Belvedere Palace, one of the most beautiful and significant in Vienna.
More than 40 stalls offering traditional Christmas decorations, crafts and processed goods.
The Austrian capital tinges with magic duringChristmas Markets. In the main square it is possible to admire the huge Christmas tree which has become a real tradition.
The Austrian market offers the possibility to buy some Christmas decorations and delicacies of the Austrian gastronomy. The market is not confined within the Old Town, but stretches out until the edges of the municipal park, offering a magic path full of surprises.
Old Viennese Christmas Market
18.11 – 23.12.2016
Freyung, 1010 Vienna
daily from 10.00 am – 9.00 pm
Am Hof Advent Market
11.11 – 23.12.2016
Am Hof, 1010 Vienna
Mo-Th from 11.00 am to 9.00 pm
Fr-Su from 10.00 am to 9.00 pm, food until 10.00 pm
Art Advent – Art & Crafts on Karlsplatz
18.11 – 23.12.2016
Karlsplatz, 1010 Vienna
daily from 12.00 noon – 8.00 pm, food until 9.00 pm
Winter Market on Riesenradplatz
19.11.2016 – 08.01.2017
Riesenradplatz, 1020 Vienna
Mo-Fr 12.00 noon – 10.00 pm
Sa, Su & hols. 11.00 am – 10.00 pm
24 December 12.00 noon – 4.00 pm, 31 December 12.00 noon – 2.00 am
Booths open on these days until 9.00 pm
Christmas market on Stephansplatz
11.11 – 26.12.2016
Stephansplatz/towards Churhausgasse, 1010 Vienna
daily from 11.00 am – 9.00 pm
24 December 11.00 am – 4.00 pm,
25+26 December 11.00 am – 7.00 pm
Some workshops for children are arranged inside the big hall (Volkshalle) of the Town Hall. The young guests have the possibility to create their own personal presents for relatives and parents, or to attempt the preparation of typical Austrian Christmas cakes.
Activities for young visitors
During the “Christmas Journey” the young visitors find out about the Christmas traditions in other countries.
The confectioners at the Schoenbrunn Imperial Bakery in Café Restaurant Residenz will help young visitors to make and decorate Christmas cookies, confectioneries and shaped pastries, which they can then pack in Christmas wrapping to take home.
Stardust and snow flurries – Christmas stories
The pre-Christmas seasons offers an ideal opportunity for literary encounters. Humorous, droll and bizarre stories about the Christ child, Santa Claus, etc., are gripping, absorbing and over all too soon. Every Monday and Wednesday, visitors can enjoy Christmas literature and stories for young and old alike. German only.
In the Schoenbrunn Children’s Museum children can play Hunt the Christmas Parcel. Even without visiting the museum, young visitors can make Christmas presents in Poldi’s workshop. Also Quadrille dancing will be on the programme in the Children’s Museum.
Thanks to its extensive programme, the Schoenbrunn Christmas Market is probably one of the most popular markets in Vienna, offering a great opportunity for a family excursion to Schoenbrunn.
How to get there and car parks
From the train station the city centre can be reached by taxi or public transports.
VIE (vienna International airport) is the city airport, which is connected with the city centre by train and by shuttle service.
Bratislava Airport (about 70 km from vienna) is served by low companies. A shuttle service operated by Terravision provides link between the airport and the city.
Take the A2 (E66) to Klagenfurt, following directions to Graz and Vienna.
To drive in Austria it is necessary to purchase a vignette, to be displayed on the vehicle. The mark can be purchased near the border to Austria or in many shops, oil stations, post offices and tobacco shops in the Country.
People with handicap are exempt.
In Vienna most of the parkings are on payment. Before leaving your car (even if for short time) please check that:
– parking is allowed
-in which day of the week and on which side of the road parking is permitted
– you hold a parking card (some cards are available of the duration of 10 minutes for luggage unloading and uploading operations).
– you have duly filled in the card
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