One of the most well known features of Vienna when the season of advent starts is its Christmas market. There’s not just one of these but many that are set up around the city center each year.
These Christmas markets have numerous open-air stalls that offer a wide range of products from arts and crafts, toys and home decors to food, drinks and entertainment. Hence, these areas often attract families including those with small kids.
Weihnachtsmarkt am Spittelberg – Located at the second largest pedestrian area of the city, the Spittelberg market sells mostly traditional craftwork. The stalls are spread out in the narrow streets where cafes and bars can also be found. This area opens from 2 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
Christmas Market fronting the Schonbrunn castle – With the Schonbrunn castle as the backdrop, this is one historical place ideal for families. Items sold here are mostly handicrafts and Christmas decorations made by hand. Cakes, biscuits, punch and Gluhwein are also available so you won’t go hungry.
Altwiener Christkindlmarkt at the Freyung – Freyung is one of the beautiful squares in the Austrian capital. Those who want to avoid the big crowds can choose to go here. The market offers crafts, special treats associated with Christmas and for entertainment, a cultural program also takes place.
Adventmarkt in front of Karlskirche – Situated on Resselpark, the adventmarkt here sells genuine handicrafts created by local Viennese artists. Visitors can also attend workhops on leather work and glassblowing among others.