Vienna is a favorite destination for Christmas holidays and the reason is that the whole city is decorated with countless lights, it has many open-air Christmas markets, many concerts and concerts.
Vienna is therefore a very good choice for those who are thinking of spending Christmas in Europe. Be sure to visit one of the many outdoor markets. The following stand out:
The most traditional and well-known market takes place at Rathausplatz, in front of the imposing town hall.
The setting is reminiscent of a fairy tale, with 150 baubles with Christmas decorations, sweets and drinks, all the trees decorated with countless lights and many activities for children.
Vienna’s Old Market takes place at Freyung, in the city center and is the most traditional of all, having started in 1772 and continues to this day.
There you will find benches with handicrafts, glass ornaments, mangers and ceramics. At 4 in the afternoon every day you will listen to Christmas music.
A little further down you will find another market , with amazing handicrafts.
In front of the palace Schönbrunn An impressive New Year’s market is organized, that is, immediately after Christmas. You will definitely visit the palace, so you will take a walk in the market. Christmas concerts and workshops for children are organized.
In the palace BelvedereAgainst the backdrop of this magnificent baroque building, you will find a Christmas village and take a romantic stroll through the impressive palace gardens.
If you are traveling to Vienna with children, then you should visit the market in Karlsplatz, where many children’s programs are organized.
There is another market in the area of his temple Agios Stefanos, which you will definitely visit. There you will find stalls with products exclusively from Austria.
For a more modern Christmas look, visit the Museum Square- Museumsquartier, with ice pavilions, modern Viennese music and remote-controlled car racing. From early afternoon the whole courtyard of the museums is filled with impressive lights, until December 23.
If you are in Vienna on New Year’s Eve you will also have a great time, as the city dances and has fun all night long! With the arrival of the new year, infinite sparklers fall on the town hall square and in the Prater, on the wheel.
From 2 in the morning of the New Year the party starts with many different concerts and types of music, plenty of mulled wine, beer and champagne. And after the night follows the broadcast of the New Year’s concert of the Vienna Philharmonic on a giant screen in front of the City Hall.