Vienna Christmas markets - When do they open and which one is the most beautiful?


Vienna Christmas markets - See the list of the most beautiful Vienna Christmas fairs and markets

Internationally famous for its Christmas markets, Vienna is among the top destinations chosen by tourists during the winter holidays, being a suitable choice for both families and children as well as groups of friends.

You should know that in addition to the many fairs and Christmas markets that we find in Vienna, this city offers a magical festive atmosphere in every corner, since the end of November. The enchantingly decorated streets, on which the strong smell of cinnamon and roasted almonds can be felt, will take you to a charming festive setting.

Considering that we all like diversity and the freedom to choose the most suitable places for us, we will offer you a list of the Christmas fairs and markets in Vienna, especially since during this period many airlines have flight offers to Vienna from for only 20 euros round trip. So what better place to feel the spirit of the winter holidays than in the most famous city of Christmas Markets in the world?!

1. The Christmas market in the Town Hall Square (Rathausplatz)

This totals over 120 Christmas stands and welcomes its visitors through a high gate full of baubles and lights. This place is suitable both for lovers of decorations and for gourmets, but also for children, their main attraction being the reindeer horse ride.

  2. The Christmas market at the Belvedere Palace

Also called the Christmas Village, it has a smaller number of stands, namely 40, but it has a historical charge, being located in front of the emblem of the Baroque style - the Belvedere Palace - on Prinz-Eugen-Straße. In addition to the annual Christmas Fair, it also hosts a valuable art collection.

3. Maria-Theresien-Platz Christmas Market

According to art lovers, it is located between the Museum of Art and the Museum of Natural History, surrounded by impressive buildings and typical Viennese streets. It sums up over 70 stands that reflect traditional Austrian customs, 12 of which are addressed exclusively to those wishing to indulge their taste buds.

4. Freyung Christmas market

Located in the historic center of the city, this market is famous for its festive artistic objects such as glass decorations, ceramic objects or paintings distributed in 40 stands. The Christmas market in Freyung is more of a tradition for the Viennese, dating back to the 70s.

5. The Christmas market at Schönbrunn Palace

Another well-known fair is in front of the Schönbrunn Palace, suitable for culture lovers but also for those who love Christmas concerts. It is also the right choice for families with children, with numerous activities for the little ones taking place here, including thematic workshops. 

It is good to know that most of the Christmas Fairs and Markets in Vienna will be open from November 20, which is good news for those impatiently waiting for this period all year, or for those with a tighter budget, because at the end of November and the beginning in December, the offers are more generous and accessible compared to those during the Christmas period.

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