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Christmas Markets in Austria

By Viator, January 2018

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With seasonal treats such as Orgelwaffel (roasted chestnuts) and spiced gluhwein (mulled wine) to enjoy alongside stalls full of handmade gifts and glittering tree ornaments, Austria’s Christmas markets are full of charm. From pretty Vienna to historic Salzburg, here are our top picks for festive holiday fun in Austria.
 
Vienna
Widely considered a masterpiece of baroque architecture, the 18th-century Belvedere Palace was once the summer residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy. When the seasons change and Christmas comes around, the palace plays host to one of the finest Christmas markets in Vienna—with traditional stalls selling high-quality handicrafts beneath the historic marble eaves.
 
Salzburg
The Salzburg Christkindlmarkt takes place from the Thursday preceding the first Sunday in Advent, with locals and visitors alike browsing the stalls and soaking up the atmosphere all the way up to the end of December. The UNESCO World Heritage–listed city is a postcard-perfect backdrop for this annual attraction, with pretty lights criss-crossing the markets and a wonderfully festive feel in the air.

Innsbruck
Innsbruck’s Christmas markets take pride of place in the historic Old Town, beneath the grand facades of the city’s medieval buildings. Here, from mid-November to December 23, visitors browse for festive handicrafts and ornaments while brass bands play traditional carols from the high towers.
 
Graz
A lovely Christmas market takes place in front of Graz’s City Hall, where nativity scene displays, visits from St. Nicholas, and Advent concerts entertain guests of all ages. Visitors shop at stalls bursting with traditional handicrafts while youngsters entertain themselves on the popular carousel, and the local holiday tipple of feuerzangenbowle—a heady blend of wine and rum set alight—ensures everyone stays nice and warm.

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Private Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride from Salzburg, Salzburg, null
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Private Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride from Salzburg

4.5 star rating: Recommended 34 Reviews

Spend an afternoon in Austria's fairy tale winter wonderland on a private horse-drawn sleigh ride through the picturesque countryside around Salzburg. This ...  Read more

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.08
Strauss and Mozart Christmas Concert at Kursalon Vienna with Optional Dinner, Vienna, Private ... 
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Strauss and Mozart Christmas Concert at Kursalon Vienna with Optional Dinner

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Treat yourself to an enchanting evening of classical music this festive season in the elegant setting of the Kursalon Vienna concert hall. During the 2-hour ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: Varies

From USD $60.08
Salzburg Christmas Eve Tour to the Silent Night Chapel, Salzburg, Christmas
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Salzburg Christmas Eve Tour to the Silent Night Chapel

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Spend an unforgettable Christmas Eve in Salzburg on this tour to the Silent Night Chapel. From the city of Salzburg, travel through the breathtaking foothills ...  Read more

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.32
Christmas and New Year Concert at St. Peter’s Church in Vienna, Vienna, Cultural Tours
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Christmas and New Year Concert at St. Peter’s Church in Vienna

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Enjoy an unforgettable journey with the most beautiful classical pieces of Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Schubert and Vivaldi, in one of the most famous churches in ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 60 to 70 mins

From USD $48.81
Vienna Christmas Tour including Belvedere Palace Market, Vienna, Concerts & Special Events
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Vienna Christmas Tour including Belvedere Palace Market

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Get into the Christmas spirit during this 3-hour walking tour of Vienna. With an informative local guide and a small group of no more than twelve people, ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2.5 to 3 hrs

From USD $62.58
Christmas Markets Tour from Salzburg, Salzburg, Christmas
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Christmas Markets Tour from Salzburg

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Spend a festive afternoon visiting three of the most traditional and atmospheric Christmas markets around the Salzkammergut, the picturesque countryside of ...  Read more

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.34
Christmas Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride from Salzburg, Salzburg, Half-day Tours
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Christmas Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride from Salzburg

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Enjoy a quintessential Christmas experience on a horse-drawn sleigh ride in a tiny village near Schladming during this day trip from Salzburg. Travel along ...  Read more

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $92.62
Christmas Vintage Photo Tour with a Polaroid Camera in Vienna, Vienna, Day Trips
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Christmas Vintage Photo Tour with a Polaroid Camera in Vienna

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Explore Vienna with a vintage Polaroid camera on this 2.5-hour photo and city walking tour. Capture Vienna's lively Christmas markets, most famous sights and ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $68.84
New Year's Eve Gala in Vienna City Hall's Grand Ballroom, Vienna, Christmas
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New Year's Eve Gala in Vienna City Hall's Grand Ballroom

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Experience an unforgettable stylish turn of the year in the exclusive ambience of the magnificent ballrom of the Vienna City Hall. Enjoy your 4-course gala ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: Flexible

From USD $175.23
Salzburg Christmas Cookies and Apple Strudel Cooking Lesson, Salzburg, New Years
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Salzburg Christmas Cookies and Apple Strudel Cooking Lesson

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Experience hands-on cooking of Austrians' most popular cookies and dessert. During your lesson, you will be given the opportunity to cook on your own while ...  Read more

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)

From USD $57.45

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