A romantic winter in Vienna
Winter wonder in the city of the waltz
Wintertime brings an incredible range of cultural offerings and advent activities to the Austrian capital.
From mid-November until Christmas, the whole city takes on a magical, romantic, festive atmosphere. Strolling through the quaintly lit narrow streets of the old town, you’ll catch the sweet scent of Christmas baking, hot punch and roasted almonds, and truly feel the romance in the air. The weeks leading up to Christmas are made for spending time with loved ones. Whether you fancy wandering through Vienna’s traditional Christmas markets, eating dinner around an open fire, relaxing into a wellness break or skating around at the Vienna Ice Dream, there really is something for everyone.
Wrapped up nice and warm in a cosy pair of Högl winter boots, we’ll take you on a romantic winter tour through Vienna that will be sure to get you in the Christmas spirit.
The most famous Christmas market in Vienna is the Weihnachtstraum at Rathausplatz (the town hall square). It attracts thousands of visitors each year. An impressive candle-lit archway greets visitors at the entrance, and as you wander through, there are around 150 stalls selling Christmas gifts, tree ornaments, handicrafts and gastronomic treats. Not far away, between the Art History and Natural History museums, is the Weihnachtsdorf (Christmas village) at Maria-Theresien-Platz. There is also a romantic Christmas village on the Vienna University campus, which is only a short walk away.
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