Good mulled wine and homemade delicacies can be found on every Christmas market. But every Christmas market has its own atmosphere. View the most beautiful Christmas markets at a glance … In Austria you will find the most beautiful, romantic and atmospheric Christmas markets in the world. We have put 5 special Christmas markets in front of you that you absolutely must not miss.
1. Christmas in the most romantic city
Where better to enjoy a romantic winter Christmas atmosphere than in Vienna, the city of romance. Here you will find Christmas markets that still have the charm of the past. You smell and taste the scented fruits, lebkuchen, punch and fried delicacies during the Viennese Advent period. In the Rathaus itself you will find the ‘Christkindls Werkstatt’, where children can entertain themselves as little artists and can make Christmas gifts for parents, grandparents and friends tinker together. But do not forget to visit the Christmas market at Schloss Schönbrunn or in the district of Spittelberg.
The Viennese Christmas market at the Rathaus has made the hearts of visitors hit 700 years harder and still has the charm it used to have. In the Rathaus itself the “Christkindls Werkstatt” awaits, where children can entertain themselves as little artists and can make Christmas gifts for parents, grandparents and friends tinker together.
Christmas in the Flower Gardens Hirschstetten
22-11 to 23.12.2018
Oudweense Christmas market on the Freyung
23-11 to 23.12.2018
This old-world Christmas market connects tradition, craftsmanship and folk culture. This Christmas market has become a true tradition for the people of Vienna. A cultural program with beautiful folk music takes place daily under the Christmas tree and the little ones entertain themselves in the puppet theater.
Christmas market at Schloß Schönbrunn
24-11 to 26-12-2018 & 27-12-2018 to 6-1-2019
The Christmas market at the attractive Schloß Schönbrunn attracts many visitors every year. Festively decorated stands show the most beautiful Austrian handicrafts and many Christmas gifts, Christmas decorations, cribs and Christmas presents made of natural materials. The smell of Christmas baking and punch, just like the choir singing and blowing chapels, make for a supreme Christmas mood. www.weihnachtsmarkt.co.at
Christmas village at Schloss Belvedère
23-11 to 26-12-2018
The Christmas village in front of the beautiful baroque Schloß Belvedère surprises with handicrafts, fun Christmas gifts, culinary delicacies and a festive program for the doors of romantic baroque Schloss Belvedère.
Christmas market at the Rathaus
16-11 to 26-12-2018
This Christmas market has made the hearts of visitors hit 700 years harder and still has the charm it used to have. Viennese advent time lures with fragrant fruits, lebkuchen, punch and fried treats. In the Rathaus itself the “Christkindls Werkstatt” awaits, where children can entertain themselves as little artists and can make Christmas gifts for parents, grandparents and friends tinker together.
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2. Floating Christmas market
In addition to the Christmas market on the shore of the Achensee in Tyrol, you can make a boat trip with the ‘MS Stadt Innsbruck’ during the Christmas period. You sail along beautifully illuminated bridges and along the shores of the lake. On the boat you can enjoy a small Christmas market with delicacies and handmade products. 3 weekends in December.
3. The highest in Europe
You can find them on the mountain Petzen in Carinthia. Here, a traditional Christmas market is held on the three Saturdays before Christmas. Visitors can reach this special Christmas market with a gondola lift. And because there is always snow at the top of the mountain, you are assured of a white Christmas here. 1, 8 and 15 December 2018. www.petzen.net
4. Where Silent Night, Holy Night` was written
Did you know that the world-famous Christmas song “Silent Night, Holy Night” was composed by an Austrian? In the Silent-Night Chapel in Oberndorf the song could be heard for the first time. And here you experience the Advent period in a very special way. Not only the special atmosphere, but also the art craft for the Silent Night Chapel continue to fascinate the visitors of this Christmas market in the SalzburgerLand. Especially the carvings, handicrafts, mulled wine and roasted chestnuts are very popular. The Silent Night museum opens the special Silent Night post office on 8 December, where visitors have the opportunity to send their Christmas post with special stamps and stamps into the world.
When: 18-11 until 24-12-2018
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5. Living Advent calendar
In the historic center of Kitzbühel in Tyrol you will experience the romantic Christmas atmosphere surrounded by snowy mountains. At the cozy Christmas parties you can buy nice art craft or enjoy the many delicacies. Nearby is the town of Reith where they put something special every year. A walking route along the Advent calendar where 24 windows of 24 houses are decorated. From 1 December every day a window is illuminated. Until January 6, all 24 windows can be admired.
When: 28-11 to 26-12-2018 (Thursday to Sunday)