Vienna – Austria
Like every year, Vienna is at the top of your list of the best Christmas markets in Europe. Vienna is a must-see destination for Christmas. Considered a safe destination for families, it is also popular with lovers and is awarded among the best romantic destinations in Europe but also the best destinations for a marriage proposal.
From mid-November to Christmas, Vienna’s prettiest squares transform into magical Christmas markets. The aroma of Christmas baked food and hot punch creates a lovely pre-Christmas atmosphere.
One of the most well-known Christmas Markets is the traditional “Vienna Magic of Advent” which turns the City Hall Square into a shining fairytale land. Christmas gifts, tree decorations, sweets and warming drinks are awaiting you as well as a carousel and craft fun Christmas Workshops for kids. The trees of the surrounding City Hall park are festively decorated and radiate in a sea of lights – a Viennese experience, you’ll definitely won’t want to miss!
Opening dates: 20th November to 26th December 2021.
Where to stay…….
NH Wien City – 4*
The NH Wien City hotel enjoys a prime location on Mariahilferstrasse, Europe’s longest shopping street. Spittelberg, the local area, is known for its excellent restaurants and cafes…..
Hilton Danube – 4*
Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront is situated along the banks of the Danube River and only 7 minutes away by metro to Vienna’s vibrant city centre. The Pier 269 Bar & Lounge…..
Mercure Wien – 4*
Mercure Wien City hotel is centrally located and an ideal base for exploring the vibrant downtown with Vienna’s attractions within easy reach. The Danube Canal is an inviting….
5 Top places to visit
Kunsthistorisches Museum and Maria-Theresien-Platz –is housed in a magnificent building created specifacally to showcase the magnificent art collections of the Hapsburg royal family. The Vienna State Opera House – one of the world’s largest and most beautiful theatres, the Vienna State Opera House has hosted many of the world’s most prominent composers, conductors, soloists, and dancers. Belvedere Palace – among Vienna’s most popular attractions, Belvedere Palace is really two splendid Baroque buildings, the Lower (Unteres) Belvedere and the Upper (Oberes) Belvedere, featuring numerous period sculptures, paintings, and ceiling frescoes. Spanish Riding School – dating back to the time of Emperor Maximilian II, the superb Spanish Riding School, an inpiration started with the introduction of the famous Lipizzaner horses in 1562. Imperial Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens – spectacular 18th-century Schönbrunn Palace is worth visiting not only for its magnificent architecture, but also for its beautiful park-like setting. One of Vienna’s top tourist attractions, this beautiful Baroque palace contains more than 1,441 rooms and apartments, including those once used by Empress Maria Theresa.