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Vienna Christmas Markets 2018

Vienna Christmas Markets 2018

Christkindlmarkt at Rathausplatz

Open from Friday 16.11. to Wednesday 26.12.2018.
Daily from 10:00 to 21:30 o'clock,
7.12., Fridays and Saturdays till 22:00 o'clock,
24.12. only till 19:00 o'clock
Metro U2 U-Bahn station Rathaus
Close to: Town Hall   Parliament   Volksgarten

The popular Christkindlmarkt, the Christmas illumination and the Ice Dream 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.wienerweihnachtstraum.at

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Christmas Village / New Year's Eve Village at the Maria Theresien Platz

Open from 21.11. to 31.12.2018.
Sunday till Thursday from 11:00 to 21:00 o'clock,
Friday and Saturday from 11:00 to 22:00 o'clock,
24.12. from 11:00 to 16:00, 25-26.12. till 19:00 o'clock,
27-30.12. till 19:00, New Year's Eve 31.12. till 18:00 o'clock
Metro U3 U-Bahn station Volkstheater and U2 U-Bahn station Museumsquartier
Close to: Maria Theresa Monument   Hofburg   Burggarten

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.
From 27th till inclusive 31st December the place transforms into a New Year's Eve Village.
www.weihnachtsmarkt.at

Vienna Christmas Markets
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Advent Market by the Karlskirche

Open from 23.11. to 23.12.2018.
Daily from 12:00 to 20:00 o'clock
Metro U1, U2 and U4 U-Bahn station Karlsplatz
Close to: Opera   Kärntner Strasse

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.
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Old Viennese Christmas Market at the Freyung

Open from 17.11. to 23.12.2018.
Daily from 10:00 to 21:00 o'clock
Metro U3 U-Bahn station Herrengasse and Metro U2 U-Bahn station Schottentor
Close to: Town Hall   Graben

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.
altwiener-markt.at

Weihnachtsmarkt Am Hof

Open from 16.11. to 23.12.2018.
Monday - Thursday from 11:00 to 21:00 o'clock,
Friday - Sunday and 8.12. from 10:00 to 21:00 o'clock,
Gastronomy always open until 22:00 o'clock
Metro U3 U-Bahn station Herrengasse
Close to: Graben   Ankeruhr

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

Open from 8.11. to 23.12.2018.
Daily from 16:00 to 23:00 o'clock,
Sat, Sun and Holidays from 14:00 o'clock
Metro U2 U-Bahn station Museumsquartier
Close to: Maria Theresa Monument   Hofburg

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

Christmas Market at Stephansplatz

Open from 16.11. to 26.12.2018.
Daily from 11:00 to 21:00 o'clock,
on 24.12. from 11:00 to 16:00 o'clock,
25.12. and 26.12. from 11:00 to 19:00 o'clock
Metro U1 and U3 U-Bahn station Stephansplatz
Close to: Stephansdom   Kärntner Strasse   Graben

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.at

Recommendable Markets outside the City Center

Christmas Market at Spittelberg

Open from 15.11. to 23.12.2018.
Monday - Thursday from 14:00 to 21:00 o'clock,
Friday from 14:00 to 21:30 o'clock,
Saturday from 10:00 to 21:30 o'clock,
Sunday and Holidays from 10:00 to 21:00 o'clock
Metro U2 and U3 U-Bahn station Volkstheater

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

Christmas Market and New Year's Market Schönbrunn Palace

Open from 24.11.2018 to 6.01.2019.
Daily from 10:00 to 21:00 o'clock,
24.12. from 10.00 to 16.00 o'clock,
25.12. - 6.01. 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 Location on Map

Winter Market in the Prater at Riesenradplatz

Open from 17.11.2018 to 6.01.2019.
Monday - Friday from 14:00 to 22:00 o'clock,
Sat - Sun and at Public Holidays from 11:00 to 22:00 o'clock,
24.12. from 10:00 to 17:00 o'clock,
31.12 from 12:00 to 2:00 o'clock in the morning
Metro U1 and U2 station Praterstern

This market gives you every day the chance to drink your Punch with a view at the romantic illuminated Giant Ferris Wheel. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday you get additionally into motion with some free live music performances on a big stage at the Riesenradplatz square.
www.wintermarkt.at Location on Map

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Belvedere Palace Christmas Village

Open from 23.11.2018 to 26.12.2018
Monday - Friday from 11:00 to 21:00 o'clock,
8.12., Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 21:00 o'clock,
24.12. from 11:00 to 16:00 o'clock,
25 and 26.12. from 11:00 to 19:00 o'clock
Metro U1 U-Bahn station Südtiroler Platz - Hauptbahnhof

The uniformly designed sales huts are placed directly in front of the imposing building of the upper Belvedere Palace. They offer many nice small Christmas presents and of course also the usual hot drinks and delicacies for the cold season. On weekdays and with a bit of luck even without a big rush.
www.weihnachtsmarkt.at Location on Map

Advent Tips Vienna 2018

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)

Advent Singing in the City Hall (A3)

From 30.11. to 23.12.2018 on Fri, Sat and Sun
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 30.11. to 23.12.2018.
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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