The holiday season is almost here and when those visiting Vienna at this time are in for some great treat. If you’re looking for gifts of all kinds, the best way to look for them are in the Christmas markets.
Vienna’s advent markets have started to open giving locals and tourists a festive shopping atmosphere. So where should you start your Christmas shopping in the Austrian capital?
The Freyung area is where the Altwiener Christkindlmarkt can be found. Situated in one of the city’s squares, this traditional market offers seasonal decorations and gifts created by local and regional craftsmen. Food on sale here are also the traditional ones such as the gingerbread, Rosti, roasted chestnuts and Erdäpfelpuffer. An added bonus is the seasonal music visitors can enjoy during most afternoons.
Located in Altes AKH along the university campus of the old Vienna hospital, the Christmas Village is another traditional market. What makes it unique is its craftsmen mile where traditional crafts people show their skills in making candles, sewing bags and printing artwork. It also has a children’s program including a choo-choo train and merry-go-round.
Spittelberg Christmas Market
This Christmas market on Spittelberg is ideal for couples looking for a romantic place to shop for their gifts while enjoying great food.
Featured here are local arts and crafts and this year, a wide selectino of local food is also on offer. And for the first time this year, children can join a workshop where they will be taught how to make drums with the help of a local music instrument maker.