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Austria's most beautiful Christmas Markets

The magic of Christmas prevails in Austria when the traditional Christmas markets open their gates and the cities are decked in a festive sea of lights. Enjoy the variety of attractions, arts, crafts, regional customs and entertainment..

Christkindlmärkte in Austria

VIENNA

Winter at the Museumsquartier

Winter im Museumsquartier
Copyright © Julia Spicker

Winter at the Museumsquartier. The trendiest and coolest christmas market located in the main yard of Vienna’s culture spot with world fame, the Museumsquartier. Igloos offer hot drinks and tasty snacks, perfect  grooves by well known DJ’s, presented by radio FM4.
No matter how cold it is, it can’t get any cooler than at this market. In walking distance to the museums, the Naschmarket and next to our shopping paradise, the Mariahilfer Straße.
In any way also easy to reach with Underground U2 (station Museumsquartier) or U3 (station Volkstheater).

» http://www.mqw.at/en/program//programmdetail/winter-im-mq-2016-3/

 

Christmas market at Spittelberg

Weihnachtsmarkt Spittelberg
Copyright © Lind

A unique atmosphere sets the scene for more than 100 stallkeepers offering their products to visitors from around the world. Arts and crafts and delicious treats await you in this very popular area, next to Mariahilfer Straße and a few minutes walk from Museumsquartier, where the next christmas market highlight is waiting for you.
A visit to Spittelberg’s picture postcard, lively streets stays unforgettable.
Not just at Christmas. But especially then.

» http://www.spittelberg.at/index.php?en_wm_weihnachtsmarkt

 

Winter market at the Ferries Wheel

Wintermarkt am Riesenradplatz
Copyright © Prater Wien GmbH

If you want to experience how the "Prater rocks" you have the chance til January 8 to see some of Austrias finest musicians performing live at the wintermarket in front of the Ferries Wheel. You will listen to Funk, Rock, Pop, Soul, Blues, even Reggae. On top of this the Coca Cola Christmas Truck is passing by on some days.
Easy to reach by Underground U1 or U2 (station Praterstern).

» http://www.wintermarkt.at/nc/en/events/current-events/

 

ART ADVENT at Karlsplatz in Resselpark

ART ADVENT am Karlsplatz
Copyright © home4students

One of the "Must-Visit" christmas markets in Vienna.
The location in front of the Karlskirche is breathtaking beautiful and the markets focus is to present art, modern design and  handicraft bits and pieces. Many attractions for children. Live acts on stage, art-Installations, fire-dancing and street theatre.
Vienna is different – come and check it out.
With public transport very easy to reach by U4, U2, U1 station Karlsplatz/Exit Resselgasse.

» http://www.artadvent.at/en/

 

Christmas Viallage at the Unicampus – Altes AKH

Weihnachtsdorf im Unicampus
Copyright © MAGMAG events & promotion GmbH

The Christmas Village at the Unicampus is very popular. This comes as no surprise, as the market offers many, many tasty bits and pieces and a wide range of possible christmas presents.
If your feet start to get cold, change indoors. Anything you want – everything is offered.
A must see in the pre-christmas period, especially with children.

» http://www.weihnachtsdorf.at/en/altes-akh/the-market/history/


If you want to see them all and some more within a city walk, have a look at this website:

» http://www.city-walks.info/Vienna/Christmas-Market.html

 

GRAZ

Christkindlmarkt vor dem Rathaus am Hauptplatz  Rathaus Projektion  Adventmarkt am Glockenspielplatz
Copyright © Graz Tourismus / Harry Schiffer und © Graz Tourismus / Foto Fischer

The seasonal glow of a multitude of lights, atmospheric Christmas markets, a life-size nativity scene made of ice, a lit Advent calendar projected onto the town hall – that is Graz during the run-up to Christmas.
Experience Graz during the "5th season" and prepare to be enchanted by its unique atmosphere.
Uniquely in Austria, all 14 Christmas markets are within easy walking distance!

» Here is the summary of markets: https://www.graztourismus.at/advent/en/markets-highlights/christmas-markets

 

SALZBURG

Der Salzburger Christkindlmarkt
Copyright © Tourismus Salzburg

With its traditional flair and ambiance the Salzburg Christmas Market is the perfect setting to get in the mood for Christmas. You will be enchanted by traditional craftsmanship, delicious Christmas cookies, aromatic tree ornaments and many arts and crafts of the season.

» http://www.salzburg.info/en/art_culture/advent_new_years_eve/advent_christmas_markets/salzburg_christkindlmarkt
» If you want to visit more advent markets, here is a summary: http://www.salzburg.info/en/art_culture/advent_new_years_eve/advent_christmas_markets

 

KLAGENFURT

Christkindlmarkt Klagenfurt
Copyright © Archiv Tourismusregion Klagenfurt / Helge Bauer

The magic of Christmas prevails in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee when the traditional Christmas markets open their gates and the city is decked in a festive sea of lights.
This very popular advent wonder with its variety of attractions, arts, crafts, regional customs and entertainment is located at Neuer Platz and Domplatz. Live performances take place at the advent stage.

» https://www.visitklagenfurt.at/en/events-highlights/highlights/christmas-in-klagenfurt/

 

INNSBRUCK

Adventmarkt in Innsbruck
Copyright © Tommy Bause

Light and modern sparkle at Maria Theresien Street. This christmas market is surrounded by modern christmas lights. The very special eyecatcher is the illuminated mountain crystal that towers up above the market and overlooks the stalls.


» There are many more markets worth to visit, here is a summary:
https://www.innsbruck.info/en/innsbruck-city/events/advent-and-christmas/christmas-market.html