Advent in Vienna

Winter is coming! In many parts of Austria the first snow has already fallen. Do you know what this means? Yes, Christmas is near! In this news article we would like to introduce you Vienna's best christmas markets!

Christmas Market at town hall Vienna

One of Vienna's most famous markets in advent is "Christkindlmarkt" at "Rathausplatz" (place in front of the town hall). More than 151 little market stands present their christmas articles, well all except 19 stands - they satisfy customers with good food and drinks. In front of our beautiful town hall, a 27 meter high and 130 year old spruce will light during whole christmas time!

Time period: November 12th to December 24th 2016
Opening times: 
Sunday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Friday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Exception: On December 24th the market is opened from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

"Wiener Weihnachtstraum"
At the same time as the christmas market is opened, a little ice skating rink will be available for visitors. Some nice little tracks will lead through the green areas next to the market stands - don't miss this special view!

Time period: November 11th to December 26th, 2016.

"Wiener Eistraum 2017"
When the christmas market ends, "Vienna's Ice Dream 2017" starts. Then the little ice skating rink will be extended over the full place in front of the town hall. This is a very popular activity during winter. You can either bring your own ice skating shoes or rent some on the spot. There is also the possibility to rent some little lockers for your valuables. As every year, a DJ will entertain you during your ride and some gastronomy stands will satisfy your hunger.

Time period: December 27th, 2016 to March 12th, 2017

Advent market at Karlsplatz „ART ADVENT“

The christmas market in front of Karlskirche (St. Charles's Church) offers a very child-friendy program. At the stands you can also find a lot of handcrafts and the food-stands serve sustainable food. For your entertainment there will also be some live-actsand workshops to participate.

Time period: November 18th to December 23rd, 2016
Opening times: daily from 12 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Christmas market Am Hof

In downtown Vienna we recommend our guests to visit "Weihnachtsmarkt am Hof". In total 61 market stand will ensure best christmas atmosphere, showing ideas for presents and decoration articles. The other 15 stands will offer you food and drinks such as mulled wine, roasted potatoes and much more. As every year "Radio Wien", a local radio transmitter will send live from the market and entertain you with good music.

Time period: November 11th to December 23rd, 2016
Opening times: 
Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday to Sunday and on holidays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The gastronomy has opened until 10 p.m. 

Christmas market at "Spittelberg"

In 7th district of Vienna, at Spittelberggasse, many people enjoy to visit the "Weihnacktsmarkt am Spittelberg" every year. This special christmas market is divided into three streets that are arranged in parallel. Here you can find many different products such as fashion, food and art works.

Time period: November 12th to December 23rd, 2016
Opening times:
Monday to Thursday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday from 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday from 12 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sunday and holiday from 12 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Christmas village at "Maria-Theresien-Platz"

To all our guests that are interested in art and culture, we do highly recommend to plan a day visiting the Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Fine Arts directly opposite. After all those cultural impacts you can enjoy the rest of the day having a warm drink at christmas village at "Weihnachtsdorf Maria-Theresien-Platz" which is located at the place just between the two museums.

Time period: November 16th to December 26th, 2016
Opening times:
Friday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
On December 24th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
On December 25th & 26th from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Christmas village at "UNICAMPUS & Altes AKH"

In the 9th district of Vienna the "Weihnachtsdorf im Alten AKH" a total of 55 market stands from all regions of Austria will present you handmade christmas articles as well as other handcrafts and delicious foods and drinks.

Time period: November 12th to December 23rd, 2016
Opening Times:
Monday to Saturday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Cultur & Christmas Market at Schönbrunn Castle

Lastly we would like to introduce you „Kultur- & Weihnachtsmarkt“ in front of famous Schönbrunn Castle. Spend the pre christmas time in front of this imperial building, where empress Maria Theresia used to live during summer or emperor Franz Joseph was born. In total 80 little cottages will ensure a cosy christmas atmosphere. The operators of the market stands will show you their christmas decorations articles as well as traditional handmade products such as toys and more gift ideas. Just on the day after the christmas market ends, the new years market starts from December 27th, 2016 to January 1st, 2017.

Time period: November 19th to December 26th, 2016
Opening times: 
November 19th to December 23rd starting from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
December 24th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
December 25th & 26th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The whole team of Austria Classic Hotel Wien wishes you a nice stay and all the best for christmas!

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