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    Christmas Markets in Vienna

    Step into the joy of Christmas with the beautiful streets of Vienna as your backdrop. Punch and chestnut stands draw customers with seasonal treats and stallholders get shoppers in the Christmas spirit with handcrafted goods.

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      Christmas Markets in 2020

      Please be aware that due to COVID-19 and the associated lockdown, Austria's Christmas markets will not be taking place this year. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in 2021 with hot Glühwein!

      Austria's current Coronavirus regulations

    The Christmas markets in Vienna truly are an age-old tradition. The forerunners of the present-day events date back to the Middle Ages, when in 1298 Albrecht I granted Vienna's citizens the privilege of holding a December Market or "Krippenmarkt". Since then, the character and prevalence of these markets has changed considerably. Nowadays, over 20 official Advent markets sell a vast array of seasonal gifts and mouth-watering treats.

    Christmas Markets

    Viennese Dream Christmas Market

    The Viennese Dream Christmas Market in front of the City Hall is an unforgettable highlight for those eager to get into the spirit of the season. The unique backdrop gives this market a charm of its own, and the delicious aromas are sure to lull all visitors into the seasonal joy. Inside the City Hall on the ground floor, there is an area dedicated to children, where they can learn how to make Christmas cookies or candles. You can also listen to international choirs singing carols with free entrance on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

    Where: On the square in front of the City Hall
    When: back in 2021

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    Christmas Village Belvedere Palace

    Explore baroque lifestyle and traditional handicrafts. The popular Christmas Village Belvedere Palace is set against the glorious baroque backdrop of the world-famous residence, one of Vienna‘s most beautiful and significant sights. More than 40 festively decorated market stalls offer traditional handcrafted goods, elaborate Christmas decorations and special culinary delights.

    Where: Belvedere Palace, Prinz Eugen-Straße
    When: back in 2021
    Opening hours: Monday – Friday 11 am – 9 pm; Saturday – Sunday 10 am – 9 pm; 24 December 11 am – 4 pm; 25 – 26 December 11 am – 7 pm

    Plus: New Year's Market

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    Christmas Village on Maria Theresien Square

    Experience impressive Viennese buildings and traditional customs at the Christmas Village on Maria Theresien Square this winter, located between the Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Art. There is no escaping the Christmas atmosphere with festively decorated market stalls and a vast array of culinary delights.

    Where: Maria Theresien Platz
    When: back in 2021
    Opening times: Sunday – Thursday 11 am – 9 pm; Friday & Saturday 11 am – 10 pm; 24 December 11 am – 4 pm; 25 – 26 December 11 am – 7 pm

    Plus: New Year's Market

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    Christmas Village in the Former General Hospital

    The Christmas Village Altes AKH (Vienna's Former General Hospital) will enchant the visitor with its traditional Viennese atmosphere. The lovingly designed and decorated market stalls located along the many narrow alleyways offer beautiful Christmas gifts as well as delicious Glühwein.

    Where: Universitätscampus, Alserstrasse
    When: back in 2021
    Opening times: Monday, Wednesday 2 pm – 10 pm; Thursday, Friday 2 pm – 11 pm; Saturday 11 am – 11 pm; Sunday 11 am – 9 pm

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    Christmas Market at Schönbrunn Palace

    Approximately 60 exhibitors present handicrafts and original gifts such as hand-made Christmas decorations and nativity sets for visitors to admire and purchase right in front of the famous Schönbrunn Palace. The fragrance of freshly baked Vanillekipferl and hot punch fills the air and creates a wonderful atmosphere.

    Where: Parade Court, in front of Schönbrunn Palace
    When: back in 2021

    21 November – 23 December 2020 | 10 am to 9 pm
    24 December 2020 | 10 am to 4 pm
    25 December – 26 December 2020 | 10 am to 6 pm

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    Christmas Market at Spittelberg

    The Spittelberg is a revitalized heritage district from the Biedermeier period with narrow side streets. Throughout the festive season, you will find objets d'art, ceramics, warm jumpers, rugs, and jewellery made of silver, enamel, and brass at the Christmas Market at Spittelberg.

    Where: Spittelberg district
    When:
    back in 2021
    Opening times: Mondays – Thursdays 2 pm – 9 pm; Fridays 2 pm – 9.30 pm; Saturdays 10 am – 9.30 pm; Sundays and holidays 10 am – 9 pm

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      Christmas Markets in Linz & Upper Austria

      The fragrance of gingerbread and Linzer Torte from the Christmas markets, the lights of the city skyline combining old with new, and the enticements of shopping in the city of Linz all bring you that step closer towards Christmas Eve.
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      Christmas Markets in Klagenfurt & Carinthia

      The time before Christmas sprinkles a distinct magic across Carinthia. Atmospheric Christmas Markets invite with advent concerts, authentic handicrafts and traditional customs.
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      Christmas Markets in 2020

      Please be aware that due to COVID-19 and the associated lockdown, Austria's Christmas markets will not be taking place this year. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in 2021 with hot Glühwein!

      Austria's current Coronavirus regulations
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