christmastime in vienna

christmastime in vienna

I LOVE Christmas. While I don’t think anything can beat Christmas in NYC, Christmastime in Vienna was pretty cool too. The city is decorated and of course, you’ll find Christmas markets all over town. This means you won’t run out of chances to sip mulled wine while you peruse some of the goods that the vendors are offering.

The biggest (and most touristy) one you’ll definitely want to check out is the Wiener Christkindlmarkt at Rathausplatz. Most of the stalls offer the same things, just like the other markets: ornaments, pastries, incense, candles, etc., but it feels very festive.

Rathausplatz Christmas Market at Night 13
Christmas Market at Rathausplatz, Vienna
Rathausplatz Christmas Market at Night 44
People lining up for mulled wine
Rathausplatz Christmas Market at Night 61
Rathaus (Vienna Town Hall)
Rathausplatz Christmas Market at Night 54
Glass figurines/ornaments at Wiener Christkindlmarkt
Rathausplatz Christmas Market at Night 56
Chocolate fondue at Wiener Christkindlmarkt

Of course, if crowds aren’t your thing, there are smaller ones that you can visit:

Karlskirsche 22
Christmas Market at Karlskirsche
Schonbrunn 13
Christmas Market at the Schonbrunn
Schonbrunn 22
Honey candles at the Schonbrunn Christmas Market
Stephansdom Christmas Market 10
Christmas Market at Stephansdom
Belvedere 20
Chocolate being sold at a very festive stall at the Christmas Markets by the Belvedere
Belvedere 23
Ornaments at the Christmas Markets at the Belvedere
Belvedere 26
Cheese (third one from the left is one made of hay flowers) at the Christmas Markets at the Belvedere
Alt Weiner:Freyung Christmas Market 1
Alt Wiener Christmas Market
Alt Weiner:Freyung Christmas Market 2
Live band at the Alt Wiener Christmas Market
Alt Weiner:Freyung Christmas Market 7
This is me double fisting some mulled wine at the Freyung Christmas Market, which is right next door to Alt Wiener (PC: Yan Lu)

 

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