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Vienna Christmas Markets 2014

Vienna Christmas Markets 2014

Christkindlmarkt at the Rathausplatz (A3)

Open from 15.11. to 24.12.2014.
Daily from 10:00 to 21:30 o'clock,
Friday and Saturday till 22:00 o'clock,
24.12 only till 17:00 o'clock
Metro U2 U-Bahn station Rathaus

The popular Christkindlmarkt and the Christmas illumination in the Rathauspark should be visited from all tourists in Vienna during the advent season. Accordingly you need to be prepared for crowds of visitors. Like at all mentioned markets there is no entrance fee.
www.christkindlmarkt.at

Christmas Village
at the Maria Theresien Platz (B2)

Open from 19.11 to 26.12.2014.
Daily from 11:00 to 22:00,
24.12 till 16:00 and 25-26.12 till 19:00 o'clock
Metro U3 U-Bahn station Volkstheater and U2 U-Bahn station Museumsquartier

This well visited Christmas market is embedded between the magnificent Museum of Art History and the one for Natural History. In the center you can see the huge Maria Theresa Monument among several stands which offer art work or punch in all variations.
www.weihnachtsdorf.at

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Advent Market by the Karlskirche (C1)

Open from 21.11 to 23.12.2014.
Daily from 12:00 to 21:00 o'clock
Metro U1, U2 and U4 U-Bahn station Karlsplatz

This advent market is located directly in front of the huge Karlskirche and offers rather simplicity then colorful Christmas illumination. Usually there are also some attractions for kids like pony trekking and show workshops.
www.divinaart.at

Old Viennese Christmas Market at the Freyung (B3)

Open from 21.11 to 23.12.2014.
Daily from 10:00 to 21:00 o'clock
Metro U3 U-Bahn station Herrengasse and Metro U2 U-Bahn station Schottentor

The best description for this market is quite sure "small but excellent". At the very well-kept stands you get besides art works several gastronomic specialties offered.
www.altwiener-markt.at

Weihnachtsmarkt Am Hof (C3)

Open from 14.11 to 23.12.2014.
Monday - Thursday from 11:00 to 21:00 o'clock,
Friday - Sunday from 10:00 to 22:00 o'clock
Metro U3 U-Bahn station Herrengasse

The Christmas Market Am Hof is sponsored by a local radio station. Here you can find a broad offer at a large number of stands which all have a clearly arranged sign.
www.weihnachtsmarkt-hof.at

Winter at Museumsquartier (A1)

Open from 6.11 to 23.12.2014.
Daily from 16:00 to 23:00 o'clock,
Sat, Sun and Holidays from 14:00 o'clock
Metro U2 U-Bahn station Museumsquartier

This is the place to enjoy the advent season in a hip way. Among other things there are 6 roofed ice pavilions were hot punch is served and cool music is playing.
www.mqw.at

Christmas Market at Stephansplatz (C3)

Open from 15.11 to 23.12.2014.
Daily from 11:00 to 21:00 o'clock
Metro U1 and U3 U-Bahn station Stephansplatz

Due to the unique location in the center of the inner city you can find here also masses of people. But in return you are able to have a look at the Christmas lighting of the Haas Haus and the Stephansdom while warming up with a hot drink.
www.weihnachtsmarkt-stephansplatz.at

Recommendable Markets outside the City Center

Christmas Market at Spittelberg

Open from 14.11 to 23.12.2014.
Monday - Thursday from 14 to 21 o'clock,
Friday from 14 to 21:30 o'clock,
Saturday from 10 to 21:30 o'clock,
Sunday and Holidays from 10 to 21 o'clock
Metro U2 and U3 U-Bahn station Volkstheater

The market spreads mainly over 3 narrow alleys: Schrankgasse, Spittelberggasse and Guttenberggasse. These romantic alleys are perfect suitable for walk in the advent season.
www.spittelberg.at

Christmas Market Schönbrunn Palace

Open from 22.11 to 26.12.2014.
Daily from 10:00 to 21:00 o'clock,
24.12 from 10.00 to 16.00 o'clock,
25th and 26.12 from 10.00 to 18.00 o'clock
Metro U4 U-Bahn station Schönbrunn

Through the main gate at the Schönbrunner Schloßstraße you can enter the spacious square in front of the Schönbrunn Palace. Even there is a huge rush, normally you should be able to drink your hot punch and adore the splendid scenery without getting claustrophobia.
www.weihnachtsmarkt.co.at

Advent Tips Vienna 2014

Christmas Illumination

As Vienna is, especially in the last years, a more and more liked tourist destination during the advent season the municipal tries to support this by making the city more attractive with an outstanding Christmas illumination. You should not miss the following spots:

Rathauspark (AB 3)

Rotenturmstraße (D3)

Kärntner Straße (C2)

Graben (C3)

Advent Singing in the City Hall (A3)

From 28.11 to 21.12.2014 at Fri, Sat, Sun and Holidays from 15:30 to 19:00 o'clock
Metro U2 U-Bahn station Rathaus

International and Austrian choirs perform in the impressive ballroom at the Viennese town hall which you can reach by the entrance at the Lichtenfelsgasse.
Free entrance !

Wind Orchestra Performance Rathausplatz (A3)

From 28.11 to 21.12.2014.
Daily from 20:00 to 20:30 o'clock
Metro U2 U-Bahn station Rathaus

Several wind orchestras from Austria perform daily directly at the Christmas tree in front of the city hall.
Free entrance !

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