Vienna – join us at the most beautiful Christmas markets from 18 Nov-26 Dec’23
Ohhh, the fun you can have in Vienna during Christmas! Being one of the most fabulous city-break destinations, Vienna goes all out during Xmas with a whole variety of Xmas markets. The biggest is, no doubt, the Wiener Weihnachtstraum am Rathaus, which we simply couldn’t get enough of. The light arch, that welcomes visitors, is iconic by now, so you know, once your’e through, you’ll have a marvellous time: local food stands tempt you to Wiener Würstl, Bratkartoffeln (roast potatoes) and Krapfn (local doughy sweet), whilst fresh mulled wine flows by the gallon. Food aside, there’s plenty of handicraft art & baubles for the Christmas tree at home, so you’re sorted then!
The Bussiplatz, a famous square nearby, is just the cutest square during the festive season. Bussi is dialect for a kiss, so you can imagine, how many couple fell in love there…it represents the local charm perfectly, as kissing is a big part of their Hello’s here.
The Weihnachts- und Kulturmarkt by the Schönbrunn Palace enjoys the most beautiful backdrop possible! Very dreamy and historic, this palace welcomes a more adult public, with a more cultural orientated crowd. The queues to get in can be long, so be prepared…
One of our absolute favourite markets is the Bio-Adventmarkt! Really innovative and great fun for the kids, you’ll find tonnes of handicraft stands there. Again, a gazillion food stands (what makes us think that the Viennese take their food so seriously?), so you can keep warm easily. The carousels make all kids happy, but we love the fact that not only is it eco-friendly, much of the cottage industry’s and home-made artefacts are on display here and you can have fun like a local here.
The Prater was the last on our list of Vienna’s top markets. So, if you’re into amusement park on a giant scale, with a hefty yuletide flavour, then this is for you. Many say, you cannot leave the city without having been to the Prater and had a ride on the giant ferried wheel, but as a matter of fact, there are many fairground attractions here to tire out the kids, so be prepared!
The best of all is, that all is that all these markets are FREE! So, take the family for maximum impact or just enjoy them as a couple in one of the most romantic hotspots in Europe. Whatever you do, and whenever you go, you’re guaranteed a great night out, that’s for sure
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