Viennesse Christmas celebration
Pre-Christmas time in Vienna is definitely one of our favourite times of the year. The city turns into a sea of lights and the smell of gingerbread and hot wine lies in the air. So grab your loved ones and hop over to join the magic Viennese pre-christmas celebration.
We’ve put together our must-dos to make the most of your stay with us:
- GET TIPSY AT A CHRISTMAS MARKET
One of our favourite ones is the Christkindlmarkt “Am Hof”, which is famous for its Zirbenpunsch – punsh of pine. Afterwards, make your way to Belvedere. A christmas market in one of the most magical settings.
- GO ICESKATING AT RATHAUSPLATZ
Skating on the paths through the Rathauspark accompanied by Christmas music. This might be the most romantic scene in Vienna or you take your friends, and it gets the most funny scene in Vienna.
- MARVEL AT ALL THOSE FANCY CHRISTMAS LIGHTNINGS
Vienna is a sea of lights during Christmas time. Still, the store Popp & Kretschmer has very special Christmas lightings installed around their store. Step by and don’t forget to take a picture.
It is located on Kärntner Straße 51, in the middle of the city. Close to all other fancy Christmas lightings.
Photo: spoti | Instagram
- EAT TOO MANY SWEETS
A balanced diet is a Christmas cookie in each hand. So get the best ones of the city at Gerstner Hofzuckerbäcker or start baking yourself. Maybe cookies, or what about a traditional Austrian Christstollen?
- BUY FANCY PRESENTS
We have collected our favourite stores apart from the common ones. Hannibal, Volta or Raumkomplett are the kind of stores, where you’ll always find something nice. Also, don’t forget to treat yourself right and buy something for yourself. Maybe at Inked?
Hannibal has many locations in Vienna, check out their website to find the most convenient one for you.
Volta Siebensterngasse 28, 1070 Vienna
Raumkomplett Theobaldgasse 20, 1060 Vienna
Inked Bauernmarkt 15, 1010 Vienna – just around the corner of our Ruby Lissi
Photo: Hannibal Wien
- VISIT THE TERRACE OF PUNCH AT KLYO
Klyo is a restaurant located in the Urania, an observatory. On their terrace overlooking the Donaukanal, Punch is served daily from 5pm until 10pm until the 6th of January.
Uraniastraße 1, 1010 Vienna
- LISTEN TO THE CHRISTMAS GOSPEL AT KARLSKIRCHE
Christmas and music just belong together. Buy your tickets to see this very special “Christmas Gospel” at Karlskirche. Luckily, the concert takes place five times during December. No excuse to miss it.
- RESERVE A TABLE AT THE CHRISTMAS POP-UP RESTAURANT LOKVOGEL
The Lokvogel is already closing on 23rd of December, shortly before Christmas. So take your chance and try their gourmet dishes, which are normally only served in a small restaurant about 50km away from Vienna.