Every year again! As soon as the temperatures drop and the days get shorter, longs to be back to hot punch, cotton candy, twinkling lights and Christmas decorations. From mid-November, the Vienna Town Hall Square will be transformed for over 30 years every year in a unique Viennese Christmas dream!
Magic of advent in a dreamlike setting
The Christmas market (Christkindlmarket) in front of the Vienna Town Hall is one of the fixed highlights before Christmas for tourists, as well as for visitors from Vienna and Vienna surroundings. Delicious warming punch, gingerbread, candied fruit, roasted almonds and many other Christmas delicacies enchant the visitors. And for those who are still looking for a Christmas present, there are many wonderful, some unusual and also crafted products of about 150 stalls to buy.
All of this can be found in the fantastically romantic setting between the Viennese Town Hall and the Burgtheater. In the middle of the market, a huge and brightly lit Christmas tree enthrones every year and let children’s eyes ashine and makes young-hearted hearts beat faster. The tree is a gift from one of Austria’s federal states. This year the tree, a 75-year-old and 25-meter high spruce comes from Vorarlberg. He will be as always admire to January 6 at the Town Hall Square.
The façade of the Viennese town hall, inspired by the tradition of Flemish Gothic town halls, turns every year in Advent into an oversized, enchantingly lit Advent calendar, where every day a whole window is revealed instead of a door.
17.11–26.12 | daily 10:00am–10:00pm
24.12 | from 10:00am–07:00pm
Rathausplatz, 1010 Vienna
Vienna Christmas Dream
From the Hotel Zipser it is only a short walking distance to the Viennese Town Hall Square. In just a few minutes you are on site to experience & enjoy the Viennese magic of Advent. Find out more about “Christmas Markets in Vienna” here.
Picture: © Stadt Wien Marketing, © Schaub-Walzer-PID