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Winter markets

At the traditional Vienna Magic of Advent, the Rathausplatz becomes a shining fairytale land. The 150 or so sales stands offer gifts, tree decorations, sweets and warming drinks. The trees of the surrounding City Hall park are festively decorated and radiate in a sea of lights.

Not far away is the Winter village on Maria-Theresien-Platz, situated between the Museum of Fine Arts and the Natural History Museum. Over 60 stands offering traditional handicrafts and original gift ideas are set up here during Advent. The romantic village in the Old AKH is a popular meeting point for the younger crowd.

The Old Viennese Winter Market on Freyung in the city center is committed to tradition. A Winter market was held here as early as 1772; today, it is a place to buy handicrafts, glass decorations, traditional cribs and ceramics. Festive music can be heard on the square from 4.30 pm. Top-quality handicrafts can also be purchased a couple of steps further along at the Am Hof Advent Market.

The cultural and Winter market in the Ehrenhof in front of Schoenbrunn Palace offers romance in front of an imperial backdrop, and is converted into a New Year's market after Christmas. The atmospheric market shows traditional handicrafts, handmade jewelry and decorations. In addition to an extensive children's program, there is also a workshop.

An alternative Winter market on Karlsplatz provides the opportunity for contemplation. There is bound to be a gift amongst the numerous handicrafts on offer. There's also lots to discover in the idyllic little lanes of the market on Spittelberg.

Vienna Winter Market

17 November - 24 December 2012

daily from 10.00 am to 9.30 pm, Fr & Sa until 10.00 pm
24 December until 5.00 pm
Rathausplatz, 1010 Vienna

Winter Village at Maria-Theresien-Platz

End of November - 24 December 2012

daily from 11.00 am - 10.00 pm
24 December, 11.00 am - 3.00 pm
Maria Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna

Winter Village at Belvedere Palace

End of November - 23 December 2012

daily from 11.00 am - 9.00 pm
Prinz-Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Vienna

Winter Village at Altes AKH

Mid of November - 23 December 2012

Mo-Fr 2.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Sa, Su, hols. 11.00 am - 10.00 pm
Alserstraße/Spitalgasse, Hof 1, 1090 Vienna

Traditional Viennese Winter Market

24 November - 23 December 2012

daily from 10.00 am - 9.00 pm
Freyung, 1010 Vienna

Am Hof Winter Market

Mid of November - 23 December 2012

daily  from 10.00 am - 8.00 pm
Am Hof, 1010 Vienna

Cultural and Winter Market & New Year's Market, Schoenbrunn Palace

24 November - 26 December 2012

daily from 10.00 am - 9.00 pm
24 December from 10.00 am - 4.00 pm, 25-26 December from 10.00 am - 6.00 pm
New Year's Market from 28 December - 1 January 2013
daily from 10.00 am - 6.00 pm
Schoenbrunn Palace, 1130 Vienna

Winter Market on Karlsplatz

End of November - 23 December 2012

daily from 12.00 noon - 8.00 pm, food until 9.00 pm
Karlsplatz, 1010 Vienna

Winter Market on Spittelberg

End of November - 23 December 2012

Mo-Th 2.00 pm - 9.00 pm, Fr 2.00 pm - 9.30 pm
Sa 10.00 am - 9.30 pm, Su & hols. 10.00 am - 9.00 pm
Spittelberggasse, Schrankgasse, Gutenberggasse, 1070 Vienna

Winter Market on Riesenradplatz

End of November 2012 - begin of January 2013

Mo-Fr 12.00 noon - 9.00 pm
Sa & Su 11.00 am - 9.00 pm
24 December 10.00 am - 3.00 pm, 31 December 10.00 am - 2.00 am (food), 10.00 am - 6.00 pm (trade)
Riesenradplatz, 1020 Vienna

For more information please visit:

Market Manager Middle East

Vienna Tourist Board
Sonja Ishak
Tel. (+ 43 1) 211 14-352

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