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Christmas markets in Vienna

From mid-November, Vienna is transformed into a colorful sea of lights when the numerous Christmas markets open their doors in front of Vienna’s most famous sights. The atmospheric markets offer traditional crafts, Christmas decorations and all kinds of sweet and rich delicacies. We have selected the most popular Christmas markets in Vienna. 

Christmas Market on Rathausplatz

Vienna’s Christkindlmarkt on Rathausplatz is considered one of the largest Christmas markets in Europe. What’s new is that you can now also ice skate through the Christmas-lit park. The famous Herzerlbaum, on the other hand, may shine red again this year. By the way, this year’s Christmas tree comes from Styria and is decorated with 2,000 LED lights. 

10am-9.30pm Uhr
24.-26.12. 10am-6.30pm
Rathausplatz, 1010 Vienna

Christmas Village at the Campus of the University of Vienna

Quietly located in the inner courtyard of the Old AKH Vienna, every year young and old enjoy the homemade culinary delights, the petting zoo and the smallest Ferris wheel in the city. In the center of the alpine huts is emblazoned with a Christmas tree made entirely of sledges.

Mo-Wed 2-10 pm, Thur-Fr 2-11pm
Sa 11am-11pm, So 11am-8pm
Alserstraße/Spitalgasse, Hof 1, 1090 Vienna

Schönbrunn Palace Culture and Christmas Market

The spacious courtyard in front of Schönbrunn Palace is festively decked out with over 80 lovingly decorated huts and a varied supporting program such as concerts and the Christmas workshop for children.  

Daily 10am-9pm
24.12. 10am-4pm, 25.+26.12. 10am-6pm
Schloss Schönbrunn, 1130 Vienna

Winter market at the Riesenradplatz - Prater

Drinking punch with a view of the Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel and the famous amusement park is on the agenda here.  

Mo-Fr 12-10pm
Sa, So & holiday 11am-10pm
24.12. 10am-5pm, 31.12. 12pm-2am
Riesenradplatz, 1020 Vienna

Christmas Village Maria Theresia Square

Located between the Museum of Art and Natural History, this Advent market offers mainly handmade gifts and souvenirs. Homemade punch may not be missing, of course 😉 

So-Thur 11am-9pm, Fr & Sa 11am-10pm
24.12. 11am-4pm
25.+26.12. 11am-7pm
Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna

Old Viennese Christmas Market Freyung

One of the smallest Christmas markets in Vienna shines this year with the “longest nativity scene in Austria”.

Daily 10am-9pm
Freyung, 1010 Vienna

Art Advent - Arts & Crafts at Karlsplatz

Unique handicrafts, regionally and fairly produced await the visitor at this alternative Christmas market in front of the Karlskirche. Art installations and live bands provide the right ambience.  

Daily 12-8pm, gastronomy until 9pm
Karlsplatz, 1040 Vienna

Christmas Village at Stephansplatz

In front of the unique backdrop of the Viennese landmark, the “Steffl”, the Christmas village presents itself with about 40 market stalls between Kärntner Straße and Graben. Absolutely recommended is also a walk through the Rotenturmstraße, Kärntner Straße and Graben, which are spectacularly illuminated. 

Daily 11am-9pm
24.12. 11am-4pm, 25.+26.12. 11am-7pm
Stephansplatz, 1010 Vienna

Christmas Village Belvedere Castle

The small Christmas market in front of the imposing baroque building attracts visitors with a stylish Christmas ambience, handicrafts and a variety of culinary delights. 

Mo-Fr 11am-9pm, Sa, So & holiday 10am-9pm
24.12. 11am-4pm
25.+26.12. 11am-7pm
Prinz-Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Vienna

Christmas Market Am Hof

Popular – especially for those who don’t like it too sweet – this Advent market (which has been used as a marketplace since the 13th century) is, among other things, for its pine punch.

Mo-Thur 11am-9pm, Fr-So & holiday 10am-9pm, Gastronomy until 10pm
Am Hof, 1010 Vienna

Christmas market at Spittelberg

A walk through the small alleys of Vienna’s 7th district is really recommended, especially in the pre-Christmas season.

Mo-Thur 2-9pm, Fr 2-9.30pm
Sa 10am-9.30pm, So & holiday 10am-9pm
Spittelberggasse, Stiftgasse, Schrankgasse, Gutenberggasse, 1070 Vienna

Winter at Museumsquartier

Probably the most unconventional Advent market attracts with electronic sounds and elaborate light projections.

Daily 4-11pm
Sa, So & holiday from 2pm
Museumsquartier Wien, 1010 Vienna