Vienna Christmas Markets 2019

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Vienna is one of the best places to enjoy Christmas.

The city gets a really special charm with squares full of fun and excitment.

Here are some of the Vienna best Christmas Markets for 2019:

Vienna Christmas Dream

November 15 – December 26, 2019

Rathausplatz Square

Opening hours

Sunday – Thurday: 10am – 9.30pm;
Friday – Saturday: 10am – 10pm;
December 24: 10am – 6pm;
December 25, 26: 11am – 9.30pm;

Ice skating until January 6, 2020
Daily from 10am – 10pm;
December 24: 10am – 6pm;
December 31: closed

Public Transports

Underground:
U2 Rathausplatz, U3 Volkstheater;
Tram:
1, 71, D Rathausplatz/Burgtheater

Best neighborhood hotels

Our Luxury Choice
Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof
0,5 km from Rathausplatz
wow factors: Hard to beat location

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Our Mid-range choice
MAXX by Steigenberger Vienna
2,9 km from Rathausplatz

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Our Apartments choice
Kunsthaus Apartments
2,6 km from Rathausplatz

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City Stay Vienna – Lugeck
1,3 km from Rathausplatz

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Images

Images credits:
© Stadt Wien Marketing

Belvedere Palace
Christmas Village

November 22 – December 26, 2019

In front of Belvedere Palace

Opening hours

Monday – Friday: 11am – 9pm;
Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 9pm;
24th December: 11am – 4pm;
25th – 26th December: 11am – 7pm

Public Transports

Prinz-Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Vienna

Underground:
U1: stop Südtirolerplatz/Hauptbahnhof then take tram 18 or O stop Quartier Belvedere
Tram:
D: stop Schloss Belvedere
18/O: stop Quartier Belvedere
Bus:
13A: stop Hauptbahnhof then take tram 18 oder O stop Quartier Belvedere
69A: stop Quartier Belvedere

Program-Highlights

Eröffnung mit “Longfield Gospel”
Fri, 22.11.2019
Karin Bachner
Fri, 06.12.2019
Favorhythm Gospel Singers
Fri, 13.12.2019

Best neighborhood hotels

We are still analyzing the best options to recommend.

Images

Images credits:
© MAGMAG events & promotion GmbH

Schönbrunn Palace
Christmas & New Year’s Market

November 23 – January 5, 2020

In front of Schönbrunn Palace

Opening hours

23th November – 26th December: 10am – 9pm;
24th December: 10am – 4pm
27th December – 5th January: 10am – 6pm.

Public Transports

Parade Court, in front of Schönbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Palace, 1130 Vienna

Underground:
U4 Schönbrunn or Hietzing
Tram:
60 or 10
Bus:
10A

Program-Highlights

Children’s Christmas Workshop
At Several hours and days

Best neighborhood hotels

We are still analyzing the best options to recommend.

Images

Images credits:
© www.christmasmarket.at / photo: FOTOFALLY

Maria-Theresien-Platz
Christmas Village & New Year´s Market

November 20 – January 6, 2020

Maria-Theresien-Platz

Opening hours

Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 9pm;
Friday & Saturday: 11am -10pm;
24th December: 11am – 4pm;
25th – 26th December: 11am – 7pm.

New Year´s Market:
27- 30 Dec. 2019: 11am – 7pm
31 Dec. 2019: 11am – 6pm
01 – 06 Jan 2020: 11am – 19am

Public Transports

Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna

Underground:
U2: stop Museumsquartier
U2/U3: stop Volkstheater
Tram:
D/1/2/46/49/71: stop Dr.-Karl-Renner Ring
Bus:
48A: stop Dr. Karl-Renner-Ring

Program-Highlights

Eröffnung mit “Anita Niddl Ritzl”
Wed, 20.11.2019
Favorhythm Gospel Singers
Wed, 27.11.2019
Alpine Carolers

Best neighborhood hotels

We are still analyzing the best options to recommend.

Images

Images credits:
© MAGMAG events & promotion GmbH

Former General Hospital
Christmas Village

November 15 – December 23, 2019

Universitätscampus, Alserstrasse

Opening hours

Monday, Wednesday: 2pm – 10pm;
Thursday, Friday: 2pm – 11pm;
Saturday: 11am – 11pm; Sunday 11am – 9pm

Public Transports

University Campus – Courtyard 1
Alserstrasse / Spitalgasse

Underground:
U2: stop Schottentor and then take tram 43 or 44: stop Lange Gasse
Tram:
33/5/43/44: stop Lange Gasse
Bus:
13A: stop Skodagasse

Program-Highlights

Gemeinsame Festliche Eröffnung aller Weihnachtsdörfer 2019 mit “Sing Out”
Fri, 15.11.2019
Helga Bauer
Sat, 23.11.2019
Barbara Helfgott
Sat, 30.11.2019

Best neighborhood hotels

We are still analyzing the best options to recommend.

Images

Images credits:
© MAGMAG events & promotion GmbH

Additional informations

Vienna at a glance

Country Capital: Vienna
City Population: 1,888,776
Currency: Euro
Money: ATMs are common; Visa and Mastercard are more widely accepted than AmericanExpress or DinersClub
Language: German
Country Code: +43
Emergencies: 112
Mountain rescue: 144
Driving: On the right
Electricity: 230v/50 cycles; electrical plugs have two round prongs (Europlug, Schuko)
Tap Water: Safe to drink
Time: GMT + 1
Documents: Up to 90 days with valid passport; Schengen rules apply
Mobile Phones: GSM (900 and 1800 bands)
Major Mobile Companies: A1, Hutchison 3G, T-Mobile

Arriving in Vienna

The airport
www.viennaairport.com

• Vienna International Airport is located in Schwechat 19 kilometres (12 miles) from the city
• Major airlines fly to this destination
• The airport has several support infrastructures such as restaurants, shops or car rental desks.
• Other international airports (such as Bratislava or Munich) have good connections to Vienna. They may be an alternative for some travellers.

Transfer from the airport to the centre

• CAT (City Airport Train) – a 16-minute trip for €11 (€19 round trip). It operates from 6:05 to 23:35 every 30 minutes. Book online
• Vienna Airport Lines Bus – Travel from 20 to 40 minutes for €8
• S-Bahn – a 25-minute journey for €4.20
• Private Transfer – a 15-20 minute journey for €35 to €40. Book online
• Taxi – 15 to 20 minute trip for €35 to €40

Train
• International trains arrive at Wien Hauptbahnhof

Bus
• International buses arrive at Vienna International Bus Terminal, near Erdberg U3 underground station.

Moving Around

Caution!
Never forget to purchase and validate tickets when needed. Inspections are frequent and penalties for travelling without a valid ticket are over €100.

Rates
(valid in all trams, buses and subways of the Vienna Transport Authority)

Single ticket €2.40 (Children €1.20)
24-hour Vienna ticket €8.00
48-hour Vienna ticket €14.10
72-hour Vienna ticket: €17.10
Vienna weekly ticket (valid from Monday to Monday at 9.00 am) € 17.10
Surcharge for single tickets purchased on trams €2.60 (children: €1.40)

Subway (U-Bahn)
• There are five lines – U1, U2, U3, U4 and U6 (yes, it’s true, there is no U5)
• Stations have elevators, escalators and subway maps.
• Electronic placards show Waiting times.
• Opening hours: from 5:00 until midnight (Fridays and Saturdays operates all night)

Bicycle
• Vienna is bicycle-friendly
• Citybike Vienna is the public bike rental system.
• The first hour is free (after a 15 minute stop, you are entitled to the free time again).
• The second-hour costs €1 (Cheap, isn’t it?)
• There is a registration fee of €1. Tourists can register at www.citybikewien.at

Tram
• May be useful for passengers with reduced mobility as many have Ultra Low Floor (ULF)

Bus
• There are regular lines and night lines.
• City Buses serve the city centre

Vienna Pass

The Vienna Pass is a tourist card

From 1 day up to 6 days

Free entry to over 60 top attractions in Vienna

Unlimited rides on hop-on-hop-off buses

Other Viennese Christmas Markets

Old Viennese Christmas Market

November 16 – December 23, 2019
Daily from 10.00 am – 9.00 pm
Freyung, 1010 Vienna

Am Hof Christmas Market

November 15 – December 23, 2019
Mo-Th 11.00 am – 9.00 pm, Fr-Su & hols. 10.00 am – 9.00 pm, food until 10.00 pm
Am Hof, 1010 Vienna

Art Advent – Art & Crafts on Karlsplatz

November 22 – December 23, 2019
Daily from 12.00 noon – 8.00 pm, food until 9.00 pm
Karlsplatz, 1040 Vienna

Christmas Market on Spittelberg

November 14 – December 23, 2019
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, Stiftgasse, Schrankgasse, Gutenberggasse, 1070 Vienna

Imperial and Royal Christmas Market

November 15 – December 26, 2019
Daily from 10.00 am – 8.00 pm
December 24, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Michaelerplatz, 1010 Vienna

Christmas Market on Stephansplatz

November 15 – December 26, 2019
Daily from 11.00 am – 9.00 pm
December 24, 11.00 am – 4.00 pm, December 25+26, 11.00 am – 7.00 pm
Stephansplatz/towards Churhausgasse, 1010 Vienna

Advent pleasure market at the Opera House

November 15 – December 31, 2019
Daily from 11.00 am – 9.00 pm
December 24 closed, 31 December 11.00 am – 2.00 am
Mahlerstrasse 6, 1010 Vienna

Winter Market on Riesenradplatz

November 16, 2019 – January 6, 2020
Mo-Fr 12.00 noon – 10.00 pm
Sa, Su & hols. 11.00 am – 10.00 pm
December 24, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm, December 31, 12.00 am – 2.00 am
Riesenradplatz, 1020 Vienna

Almadvent

November 15, 2019 – January 1, 2020
Mo-Fr 11.00 am – 12.00 midnight, Sa 10.00 am – 12.00 midnight, Su 10.00 am – 10.00 pm (special opening times for the handicraft as well as the craft & baking parlors)
Messeplatz 1, 1020 Vienna
Admission (from 3.00 pm): €2, children up to 12 years of age: free of charge

Learn more about the city and what to do ther in our Vienna guide page

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