This year, the Vienna Christmas Markets run from 11 November 2016 to 6 January 2016. Once you’ve touched town in Vienna, the new non-stop City Airport Train will whizz you to the centre in 16 minutes for just €12. Check into The Ritz-Carlton Vienna near Stadtpark, which is a 15-minute stroll from the Christmas Villages at Belvedere Place and Maria-Thersien Platz.
Vienna’s Christmas Markets are easy to find – simply follow the aroma of roasting chestnuts, simmering hot punch and fresh almond cakes
Around the city’s grand squares, period boulevards and Danube waterfronts, you’ll discover 20 different traditional romantic markets. They’re easy to find – simply follow the aroma of roasting chestnuts, simmering hot punch and fresh almond cakes. Later, a memorable Viennese evening treat is to dress up for a cultural event in an historic venue, like the Opera House or Burgtheatre.
Explore Vienna’s biggest Christmas Market, which spreads our in front of the magical towers and spires of the gorgeously gothic City Hall. Outside, browse fine-craft stalls among illuminated trees; inside, enjoy homely biscuit-making and carols. Take a break in one of Vienna’s world-famous museums and galleries, or relax with a serious pastry creation and a window seat amid the glittering elegance of a classic Viennese coffee house.