32 Hours Of Christmas Market Extravaganza In Vienna

Let’s take a look at some of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Vienna.

St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna

The market is set up in the square surrounding St. Stephen’s Cathedral, creating a picturesque backdrop for the festivities. It offers a range of delicious seasonal treats. Visitors can enjoy traditional Austrian and Viennese specialities such as roasted chestnuts, sausages, pretzels, and various sweets. 

Warm beverages like mulled wine (Gluhwein) and hot chocolate are also popular choices to keep visitors warm during the winter chill. The market is adorned with festive lights and decorations, creating a magical ambience. The cathedral itself is often beautifully illuminated, adding to the overall charm of the surroundings.


This stunning square in the heart of Vienna, situated between the Natural History Museum and the Art History Museum, hosts a charming Christmas market, adding to the festive atmosphere of the city. The market features live performances, carol singing, and other entertainment.

City Hall

The Vienna Christmas Market at City Hall, or “Wiener Christkindlmarkt vor dem Rathaus,” is one of the most famous and iconic Christmas markets in Vienna. The Rathaus, or City Hall, serves as a stunning backdrop for the festive market.

It features numerous stalls selling a variety of Christmas goods, crafts, and gifts. The entire area around City Hall is beautifully decorated with festive lights, Christmas trees, and other holiday decorations. The Rathaus itself is often illuminated, creating a magical and picturesque atmosphere.

[Images courtesy of Raul Escobedo]