Alert for travelers! If you are thinking of visiting Vienna in December, you are in luck, because as Christmas approaches, the Christmas markets of the Austrian capital dress it up as if it were a large fir tree. This is one of the best Christmas destinations and a perfect place to feel the magic of these parties and is that the town hall, its squares, palaces and alleys celebrate with great joy this special time.
In Aerobús we recommend the Christmas markets that you can not miss in Vienna if you’re going to escape to the city on a weekend. Also, if you are going to fly from the Barcelona airport, you can travel there in the most comfortable and simple way with Aerobús. We have an exclusive bus service from the city center to El Prat. You can buy your tickets online from here and forget the last-minute rush that comes when we fly.
The Market of the Child Jesus is undoubtedly one of the best in Austria located before the imposing City Hall that illuminate with a huge giant tree. Here they serve all kinds of Christmas foods and drinks, you can not miss the goulash, the hot wine and the punch, in addition to many other delicacies of the country. It also has an ice skating rink with a path between wooden fences. More than 140 booths with local products and typical handicrafts that breathe a true Christmas atmosphere.
When to visit? From 16.11. – 26.12.2018, open every day: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. On December 24: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Altwiener Christkindlmark Merkat
This market takes place in one of the most beautiful squares of the Austrian capital, Freyung Square, located in the old case of the city. It is the oldest Christmas market in Vienna, and it is smaller, more intimate and less touristy. Above all they offer handicraft products and they do concerts in a setting they set up.
When to visit? From 23.11. – 23.12.2018, open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Schönbrunn Palace Market
On the doorstep of the beautiful yellow palace of Vienna, the Schönbrunn is the Christmas market for handicrafts and food stalls. This market offers a rich variety of traditional crafts, hand-made jewelry and rustic-style decorations for the Christmas tree. A light perfume of spiced bread, punch and roasted chestnuts floats above the Courtyard of Honor of the Palace, inviting you to pause for a while in the Christmas atmosphere, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In total about 80 exhibitors from Austria and neighboring countries will offer visitors all their crafts.
When to visit? From 24.11. – 26.12.2018, open from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Christmas market of Spittelberg
Located in the idyllic and bohemian neighborhood of Spittelberg, behind the Museums Quartier, this Christmas market focuses on handicrafts and local gastronomic products, with a succulent selection of sweets, cheeses, wines from the heuriger of Vienna and places to drink something. This is the second largest pedestrian area in the city and has a hippy and relaxed charm ideal for the early afternoon.
When to visit? From 15.11. – 23.12.2018, open from Monday to Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Fridays until 9:30 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Sundays and holidays from 10:00 a.m. to 21:00 p.m. hours
These are just some of the best Christmas markets you can find during these dates in Vienna. With a tradition that goes back in time to the Middle Ages, you can see that they are everywhere in the Austrian city. Most are in squares and pedestrian zones, but there are also parks, in each neighborhood and in the gardens of several palaces. Do you sign up to visit the Christmas markets in Vienna? Discover them!