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Festive Christmas lights at the famous Graben in Vienna.
Christmas market in front of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.

DoN't you wish Everyday could be Christmas?

Henriette & the Best Christmas Markets in Vienna

Christmas puts an extra special twinkle in Henriette’s eye. So it’s a good thing that the Henriette City Hotel is near Vienna’s Christmas markets – and that it makes Vienna Christmas market breaks so much fun! So, with Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to discover the best Christmas markets in Vienna ... 

But wait! What do they even call these markets in Vienna? 

“Christmas market” or “Xmas market”? “Winter market” or “Vienna Advent market”? Or do we stick with the traditional “Christkindlmarkt”? Anyone who visits Vienna on a Christmas market holiday will quickly find out that these markets go by many names ...

Whether you prefer to call it an Advent market, winter market, or Christmas market, Henriette stays with the tried-and-true Viennese “Christkindlmarkt”. And she finds that the holiday season is the best time of the year. And she’s right, isn’t she? That’s why she’s happy to treat you to a very special look at a few of the best Christmas markets in Vienna!

#1 Vienna Rathaus Christmas Market

Oh, the wonderful smells: gingerbread and Austrian treats, mulled wine and hot punch ... You can just see the happiness written all over the visitors’ faces. Henriette says: let the magic of the lights, the city and the Christmas season sweep you off your feet.

The Vienna Rathaus Christmas Market is the classic among Vienna’s Christmas markets – a must-visit for anyone on a Christmas market holiday in Vienna.

Open: 19 November – 26 December 2022

  • Daily from 10.00 am – 9.30 pm
  • 24-26 December 2022: 10.00 am – 6.30 pm
Festively illuminated entrance to the Vienna Christmas Dream at the Vienna Rathaus, near the city hotel Henriette.

#2 Spittelberg Christmas Market

You couldn’t ask for more romance and charm. This market draws visitors with its Christmassy-vibe, tasty food, many market booths and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Visitors can look forward to quite the offering, complete with kids programme and artisan crafts.

If you ask Henriette, the Spittelberg Christmas market is the best Christmas market in Vienna. You can also combine a trip to this market with a visit to Spittelberg’s many restaurants and bars.

Open: 10 November to 23 December 2022

  • Monday to Thursday: 2.00 – 9.00 pm
  • Friday: 2.00 – 9.30 pm
  • Saturday: 10.00 – 9.30 pm
  • Sunday and holidays: 10.00 – 9:00 pm
Stalls fill narrow streets and courtyards at Spittelberg Christmas market.
Warming, open fire at the Spittelberg Christmas market in Vienna.

#3 Schloss Schönbrunn Christmas & New Year’s Market 

One of the most popular Christmas markets in Vienna, this market is known for its wonderful Advent concerts. Savour the festive songs in your ears and the Christmassy backdrop of Schönbrunn Palace before your eyes. Here, visitors can look forward to handicrafts, scrumptious foods and a fantastic wintertime atmosphere.

Henriette’s tip: the Kids Museum has tons for little ones to explore!

Open: 19 November 2022 to 26 December 2022

  • Open daily from 10.00 – 9.00 pm
  • 24 December 2022 / Christmas Eve: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
  • 25 + 26 December 2022: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
  • Ask us at Hotel Henriette about special opening hours over the Christmas holidays!
Christmas tree at the famous Christmas market in front of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna.

#4 Stephansplatz Christmas Market

Of course you’ll find a Christmas market surrounding Vienna's landmark church. This is a great Christmas market in Vienna if you just want to stop by while doing your Christmas shopping. The St Stephen’s Square Christmas village enchants visitors with a winter wonderland smack in the centre of Vienna.

Open: 11 November to 26 December 2022

  • Daily from 11.00 am – 9.00 pm
  • 24 December 2022 / Christmas Eve: 11.00 am – 4.00 pm
  • 25 + 26 December 2022: 11.00 am – 7.00 pm
Couple strolling through the romantic Christmas market on Stephansplatz in Vienna.
 View of the festive Christmas market at Stephansplatz in Vienna.

#5 Winter Market in Vienna’s Prater

Who’s ready for Prater, amusement and Christmas all in one? The winter market around the Prater Riesenradplatz offers not only a typical Vienna Christmas market, but a programme of events that rocks.

Live music and concerts, special food and drink, and highlights of the world-famous Prater create the perfect mix. This is a winter market full of Prater’s one-of-a-kind magic!

Open: 19 November 2022 to 8 January 2023

  • Monday to Friday: 12.00 – 10.00 pm
  • Saturday, Sunday, holidays: 11.00 am – 10.00 pm
  • 24 December 2022 / Christmas Eve: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • 31 December 2022 / New Year’s Eve: 12.00 pm – 2.00 am
  • Concerts from 7.00 pm
Festively illuminated Ferris wheel at the winter market in Vienna's Prater, near the Hotel Henriette.

Henriette Recommends: Vienna xmas markets

More special Vienna Christmas markets

The Christmas market on Vienna’s Karlsplatz has something for everyone. Local crafts, delicious food from the most beloved gourmet areas around Austria, live music... in other words, there is so much to see and do. Fire dancers, street performances and art installations provide entertainment on the “Art Island”. This is a winter experience for the whole family!

  • 18 November to 23 December 2022
  • Open daily from 12.00 pm – midnight

The pre-Christmas hustle and bustle in the MuseumsQuartier is also perhaps the most artistic Christmas market in Vienna. A must-see that presents Advent in a cool way with great music. Be sure to check out the elaborate light installations.

  • 4 November 2022 to 9 January 2023
  • Monday to Friday: 4.00 – 11.00 pm
  • Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 2.00 – 11.00 pm

The Belvedere Palace Christmas Village opens each year in a spectacular blaze of lights. Around 40 booths sell beautiful crafts and offer inspiration for unique presents. Browsing making you hungry? There are plenty of tasty treats available. All of this and more against the magnificent backdrop of the baroque Belvedere Palace.

  • 18 November to 26 December 2022
  • Monday to Friday: 11.00 am – 9.00 pm
  • Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 10.00 am – 9.00 pm
  • 24 December 2022 / Christmas Eve: 11.00 am – 4.00 pm
  • 25 + 26 December 2022: 11.00 am – 7.00 pm

It might be small but it’s definitely worth a visit! This simply charming Christmas market in Vienna offers arts and crafts and delicious fare.

  • 18 November 2022 to 23 December 2022
  • Open daily from 10.00 am – 9.00 pm

Once a fish and vegetable market, this square has hosted a Vienna Christmas market since 1842. Today, visitors can look forward to not only specialities and handicrafts, but also a Christmas art and antiques market that you just have to see for yourself.

  • 11 November to 23 December 2022
  • Monday to Thursday: 11.00 am – 9.00 pm
  • Friday to Sunday and holidays: 10.00 am – 9.00 pm

Henriette is so close to all the holiday magic

Just a few steps, and you’re in the middle of all the Christmas action in Vienna. The 4-star Henriette City Hotel wins over visitors with our great location near the Christmas markets in Vienna. From our location on Praterstrasse, reaching the best Christmas markets in Vienna is a piece of cake. Want to take a stroll through the wintry streets and alleys? No problem – in just 15 minutes, you’ll be right in the Vienna city centre. 

We are just two underground stops from Stephansplatz. You’ll find a U1 underground station just across the street from the hotel.

City map of the sights around the central located city center Hotel Henriette in Vienna.
Lady waking up in the comfortable beds at the Henriette 4-star city hotel, Vienna.
Festive Christmas decorations with wooden angels during Advent at the 4* Henriette City hotel in Vienna.
Time to read and relax during Advent in Vienna.

Charm & magic – guaranteed no matter which Christmas market in Vienna you choose. We’re positive that you will enjoy them all while you live well and feel good at the Henriette City Hotel near Vienna’s Christmas markets.

You might be asking yourself: “What’s it really like at the Henriette City Hotel?” With a smile, we answer: pleasant, personal, super-friendly, and an excellent hotel for a Christmas market break in Vienna. Oh, one more thing: we’re the first Vienna hotel with a Common Good Balance Sheet.

It’s the warmth, togetherness and authenticity that makes us and the Henriette City Hotel unique! May we also point out that we love to do our best for the well-being of our guests, and not only during the Christmas market holiday season!

Christkind is on its way –  and ready to charm all of Vienna!

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Pure relaxation in the cozy rooms with a king-size bed in the Henriette city hotel in Vienna, Leopoldstadt.
Live well. Feel good.
... while sleeping
After a stroll through the city, you’d probably like to charge your batteries in the run-up to Christmas. Why not do so in your room at the Henriette City Hotel – just the place to live well and feel good!
Father and son playing in the spacious family rooms in the Hotel Henriette in Vienna.
Live well. Feel good.
... with the whole family
Visiting the best Christmas markets in Vienna with your family? You’ll be charmed by more than the markets! Our unique and spacious family rooms also put a twinkle in all our guests’ eyes.
Homemade pancakes with fresh fruits at the Henriette Stadthotel in Vienna.
Live well. Feel good.
... at breakfast
Whatever you do, don’t miss our Viennese breakfast at the Henriette City Hotel. It is definitely among our most delicious & favourite tips for visiting one of the best places to stay in Vienna for Christmas markets! What a great start to the day!


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