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Visit Vienna's 11 Most Traditional Christmas Markets

Published: October 26, 2015; 12:00 · (Vindobona)

From mid-November to Christmas, Vienna’s prettiest squares transform into magical Christmas markets. The aroma of Christmas bakery items and hot punch creates a pre-Christmas atmosphere. At the traditional Vienna Magic of Advent, the Rathausplatz becomes a shining fairytale land. The 150 or so sales booths at the Christmas market offer Christmas gifts, Christmas tree decorations, sweets and warming drinks.

Christmas Market in front of City Hall Vienna / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Manfred Werner - User:Tsui CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)]

The trees of the surrounding City Hall park are festively decorated and radiate in a sea of lights.

There are lots of offers here for children in particular, such as a carousel and craft fun in the Christmas Workshop.

Not far away is the Christmas village on Maria-Theresien-Platz, situated between the Museum of Fine Arts and the Natural History Museum.

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