Best Christmas markets in Austria 2021
Want to celebrate Christmas in Austria but don't know which are the best Christmas markets in the country? Of course Vienna comes to your mind first with over 7 Christmas markets the capital is a top Christmas destination in Austria.
Are you looking for more originality and want to make your stay unforgettable? Take a Christmas Road trip and and visit Christmas markets near Vienna as Bratislava Christmas Market (30 min by car) and Budapest Christmas Market (2 hours by car).
Want to stay in Austria for a longer stay at Christmas? Discover the Christmas market in Graz and Salzburg, these two destinations are also famous for their castles classified among the most beautiful castles in Austria.
Everything is possible this winter! Book your flights and your accommodation at the best price as well as your tours and activities in Austria and live an unforgettable Christmas while discovering the most beautiful Christmas markets in the country.
A nationwide lockdown takes effect in Austria from Monday, November 22. Up to and including 12 December.
All stores will be closed except for grocery stores. Restaurants and cultural facilities will be closed. All events are cancelled.
From 17th November to 26th December 2021
Vienna is every year on your podium of the best Christmas markets in Europe. One of the most well-known Christmas Markets is the traditional "Vienna Magic of Advent", which turns the City Hall Square into a shining fairytale land.
Christmas gifts, tree decorations, sweets and warming drinks are waiting for you and have fun Christmas workshops for kids. The trees of the surrounding City Hall are festively decorated and radiate in a sea of lights - a Viennese experience, you will definitely not want to miss!
Opening dates: From 17th November to 26th December 2021.
Where to stay: "Sofitel Vienna" in the very heart of the city.
From 15th November to 23rd December 2021.
A romantic, dazzling Winter Wonderland. The Altstadt Christmas Market counts among the most beautiful and romantic locations in the entire Alpine region. Maria-Theresien-Straße Market is lit up by glittering crystal trees. A Yuletide paradise for children presents itself at the Innsbruck Marktplatz Market ...
About four weeks before Christmas, Innsbruck opens its Christmas Markets - the beginning of the festive season: stalls invite to stroll around and maybe buy a gift, have a drink of hot tea or the stronger "Glühwein" (hot spicy wine) or try some of the spicy or sweet Christmas food.
Opening dates: From 15th November 2021 to 23rd December 2021.
Where to stay: "Hotel Maximilian" located 300 m from the Christmas Market.
From 19th November to 24th December 2021
The oldest Christmas market takes place around the Franciscan church. Styrian arts and crafts, regional farm products, hot punch and mulled wine warm the heart.
Close by is the Christmas market in front of the City Hall with the giant Christmas tree and the old fashioned merry-go-round for children. Watch out for the huge advent calendar on the façade of the City Hall.
If you want to combine your Christmas shopping with a good cause and some good entertainment, you’re in the right place at Eiserne Tor. This market is run exclusively by local charity organisations and the proceeds go to selected charity projects.
Opening dates: From 19th November to 24th December 2021.
Where to stay: "Aiola Living Graz" located 100 m from the Christmas Market.
From 18th November to 26th December 2021
The Christmas Market on Cathedral Square is truly a romantic market with a long history. Its origins go back to 1491, making it the oldest market in Salzburg.
Spending the Advent season in Mozart's city is like walking into a fairy-tale. The Fortress sits high above the city and the Cathedral serves as a magnificent backdrop for the sales booths while the tempting fragrance of bake apples, incense and cotton candy wafts through the air.
Opening dates: From 18th November to 26th December 2021.
Where to stay: "Hotel Goldgasse" located 300 m from the Christmas Market.
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