by Filip Kostic

Top 5 Christmas markets in Vienna by Prime Tours

published on November 11th, 2022

Ho ho ho, it is almost that time of the year, at the radio you can hear the catchy song from Mariah Carey “All I want for Christmas is you”, the city is slowly falling into a Christmas atmosphere. Vienna is getting ready for its most magical time of the year. All Christmas markets are opening in the most charming streets and squares of the town, Prime Tours proudly presents our choices for top 5 Christmas Markets in Vienna, where all the magic is happening.

Christmas Market on Spittelberg

Unlike classic Christmas markets, Spittelberg offers you a different experience. This market is located in the hipster area (Spittelberg) of Vienna. You are able to wander through 4 different streets with various alleys and paths in between. Due to the special location, you will have the chance to dive deeper into local customs. At this market, you can sense the real Christmas atmosphere, with all the shiny lights, chocolate-, food-, and wine booths it really puts it into our top 5 Christmas Markets of Vienna. Each season magical tour through the markets is happening, daily at 5 pm we wander together and discover beautiful side of Vienna.

Christmas Market in Museums Quartier - MQ

This Market is held in the modern artistic area of MQ (Museums Quarter). The former royal stable courtyard provides lots of space for dancing, drinking, and playing fun games. During this winter the market offers different events, such as DJ warm-up parties or Stand Up comedy. If you are looking for the unique Christmas gifts, come to MQ and check out some cool stuff provided by young designers.

Christmas Village on Maria Theresia Square

This magical Christmas village is placed between the two biggest and most famous museums (KHM & NHM) in Vienna. In the heart of the city, close by Ring street and Hofburg palace, you will be able to find various traditional Christmas products, exhibited on cozy wooden booths to enjoy some hot punch while observing the astonishing architecture of the surrounding buildings on Maria Theresia Square aka. “Zwischen den Museen” (Between the museums). About love of Maria Theresia towards Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart many stroris are told, but did you know that the Christmas punch was the favourite drink of Mozart. Maybe they drank it together? We will never know. The area of Christmas Village will be decorated with magnificent Christmas lights, which will bring you into an exceptional holiday feeling. If you want to explore the outskirts of Vienna and its beaten tracks to visit local and less crowded markets, we are happy to present you 2 of our favorites.

Christmas Market in Türkenschanzpark

This market is placed in the 18th district of Vienna. The beautiful park will be decorated in a Christmas manner, ready to host its guests. If you would like to explore what a real local Christmas market looks like then you should definitely visit this one. Wooden booths, various local traditional specialties, and a stage with daily live music performances. Organizers have also prepared a fun corner for the younger crowd so that everybody can enjoy the magic of the Christmas holidays.

Christmas Market on Wilhelminenberg: Local tip!

Mostly unknown to tourists, but it is one of the best markets that one can visit in Vienna. Located in the 16th district, with a beautiful panoramic view of the city’s rooftops. After a pause in the past years, the market is opening its doors, with a brand fresh look in 2022. To reach this beauty, you’ll need to climb up to the hill, but when you reach the top, the magic will start. Take your punch, hug your loved ones and enjoy the best view of Vienna.

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