I constantly imagined costs Christmas in Vienna Its the most terrific time of the year and if theres anywhere to be during the month of December for that Christmas spirit youve seen in the movie, it is knee-deep in glühwein at the German Christmas markets. This year I made my method to Austria to experience all that Vienna requires to offer through the month of December when the entire city comes to life in a stream of Christmas lights, nativity displays, Christmas markets and of course, the odor of Christmas trees, hot gewurztraminer and roasted chestnuts fills the air.
Post upgraded November 2021.
How to spend Christmas in Vienna.
1. Visit Hofburg Palace
There are many Christmas markets dotted around the city of Vienna through the month of December and among the finest beginning points is to check out Hofburg Palace with the couple of Christmas stalls at the entryway (well save the very best Christmas Market in Vienna for in the future– youve got ta establish towards it!) Hofburg Palace is among the most bottom lines to start your experiences in Vienna and has the renowned romanticism Im sure youve seen in postcards– it really is just as quite in truth!
Michaelerkuppel, 1010 Wien
2. Have a look at the Giant Christmas Bow
Whilst you make your method around the Innere Stadt (1st District) in Vienna there is plenty to do and see and the finest approach to experience main Vienna is naturally on foot so you can take it all in. Located straight opposite the Vienna State Opera House is this renowned structure with a giant Christmas bow, which has ended up being a rest stop for visitors to Vienna over existing years.
Reverse the Vienna Opera House
3. See Demel Bakery
This 1786 tea beauty parlor has actually developed a name for itself as one of the finest tea homes in Vienna. This is a wonderful location to make a pit stop throughout your Christmas shopping (there is upstairs seating) or to get a couple of pastries to choose Christmas day.
Kohlmarkt 14, 1010 Wien
4. Step Inside the Vienna State Opera House
Still within the Innere Stadt, ensure to make your way to the Vienna State Opera House for a behind the scenes trip– priced at a reasonable 9EUR and available on the hour (inspect the site for an upgrade of journey times as they vary depending upon performances). The tour will take you to a lot of the operas rooms consisting of a backstage trip pending schedule and you can ask as many questions as you like to learn the history of one of Europes most popular opera homes.
Opernring 2, Wien
5. See Cafe Central
Coffee home culture has a significant custom in Vienna to this day and there is no single cafe more famous (and hence no longer line you will wait in) than Cafe Central. Touristy, a go to as soon as to this well-known organization is obligatory for any really first time visitor to Vienna and you d be shocked at how terrific the cakes are in spite of the main client base being out-of-towners!
Herrengasse 14, 1010 Wien
6. Go To a Traditional Christmas Market
Vienna is a straight-out capital for Christmas custom-mades and all of it begins with the popular Christmas markets that bring in many visitors to Vienna year after year. There are a handful of major Christmas markets around the city and similarly little pop-ups of stalls in every direction so be prepared to be destroyed for choice!
7. Try Traditional Apple Strudel.
Austria is renowned for its hearty winter food and even the desserts are based around those cold winter and staying warm! Apple strudel is the most popular Austrian dessert and can be found on almost any menu, nevertheless if youre not much of a sugary foods private you can get a mini apple strudel at Demel (near the Hofburg Palace) and sample a bite size strudel.
Demel: Kohlmarkt 14, 1010 Wien.
8. Examine Out Vienna by Night.
As beautiful as Vienna is by day, it is much more wonderful by night. When blue hour hits and the city illuminate in all of its celebration, the city of Vienna comes to life at Christmas and this is particularly real.
9. Take a look at the traditional coffee house Cafe Schwarzenberg.
There are numerous coffee homes to have a look at throughout your time in Vienna but if I could choose just one, I would advise you check out Cafe Schwarzenberg as it is less chaotic and just as outstanding as its more popular equivalents (i.e. Cafe Central and Cafe Sacher).
Kärntner Ring 17, 1010 Wien.
10. Christkindlmarkt at Rathausplatz.
If theres simply one Christmas market you need to visit whilst in Vienna it is the Christkindlmarkt at Rathausplatz– the largest Christmas market that is preferably situated in the 1st District. Because of its size and main place this is also the most popular Christmas market so be gotten ready for crowds!
Rathauspl., 1010 Wien.
11. Sign in to Palais Hansen by Kempinski.
Then look no even more than the Palais Hansen by Kempinski, if youre looking for a Vienna hotel with a little extra Christmas flare. Not just do they deck the lobby out with designs on decorations but the concierge will even discover some covering paper for you to cover those l lth hour presents and make sure you enjoy your Christmas in Vienna to its total degree.
Schottenring 24, 1010 Wien.
12. See the city by Horse and Carriage.
The horse and carriage “fiakers” in Vienna are merely as much a tradition as kaffehäusers or the works of significance and impressionism that Austria has actually ended up being so prominent for. Seeing the city by horse and carriage is a peaceful affair and a romantic one at that!
13. Go To the Belvedere Palace.
Theres a lot more to the Belvedere than Gustav Klimts distinguished The Kiss, nevertheless if were genuine, it is reason alone for taking a look at! The Belvedere Museum is an excellent insight in to Austrian art history and theres much to see and do inside the palace doors– nevertheless the gardens themselves are likewise as remarkable.
Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Wien.
If youre an art fan and looking for something to tickle your fancy beyond museums, ensure to have a look at Hundertwasserhaus in the Landstraße district. This is an exceptional insight in to Viennas modern-day becomings and the cities quirkier side.
Kegelgasse 36-38, 1030 Wien.
16. Coffee shop Sperl.
Lastly, you can not miss a check out to Cafe Sperl and neaby Naschmarkt. This is by far my preferred area in the location and Cafe Sperl can be discovered in at a close 2nd to Cafe Schwarzenberg for me. They likewise have a far more substantial lunch menu with more to use than traditional coffee houses, making it a fantastic rest stop for lunch!
Gumpendorfer Str. 11, 1060 Wien.
Its the most magical time of the year and if theres anywhere to be throughout the month of December for that Christmas spirit youve seen in the movie, it is knee-deep in glühwein at the German Christmas markets. This year I made my method to Austria to experience all that Vienna needs to offer through the month of December when the whole city comes to life in a stream of Christmas lights, nativity displays, Christmas markets and obviously, the smell of Christmas trees, hot white wine and roasted chestnuts fills the air.
This 1786 tea salon has actually built a name for itself as one of the finest tea houses in Vienna. This is a terrific location to make a rest stop throughout your Christmas shopping (there is upstairs seating) or to get a couple of pastries to choose Christmas day. Last however not least, you can not miss out on out on a see to Cafe Sperl and neaby Naschmarkt.
Brooke Saward developed World of Wanderlust as a location to share inspiration from her journeys and to influence others to see our world. She now divides her time between experiences abroad and experiences in the kitchen area, with a specific weak point for French pastries.
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You can not miss a check out to Cafe Sperl and neaby Naschmarkt. They likewise have a much more comprehensive lunch menu with more to utilize than standard coffee houses, making it an excellent rest stop for lunch!
This 1786 tea beauty salon has actually constructed a name for itself as one of the finest tea houses in Vienna. This is a great area to make a pit stop throughout your Christmas shopping (there is upstairs seating) or to get a couple of pastries to go for Christmas day. Last nevertheless not least, you can not miss out on out on a see to Cafe Sperl and neaby Naschmarkt.