Christmas Market Breaks in Austria

Austria Christmas Markets

There are a number of Austrian Christmas Markets, most notably the historic Vienna Christmas Market, the traditional Salzburg Christmas Market and the beautiful market in Innsbruck. With good markets in Graz and Schönbrunn, Austria is a great destination for a Christmas Market coach tour.

Innsbruck Winter Breaks

Innsbruck

Innsbruck's Christmas Markets are considered amongst some of the most beautiful and romantic within the Alpine region and are appealing to all ages. In front of the Golden Roof, in Innsbruck's old city centre is a traditional Christmas Market surrounded by medieval architecture. You will find many trinkets, ornaments and handicrafts as well as traditional foods such as Kiachin and Glühwein. The main shopping street (Maria-Theresien Straße) in Innsbruck will be sure to dazzle as it is filled with stalls containing crystal, modern Christmas lighting designs and souvenirs. Marktplatz's Christmas Market is for the whole family! There is plenty to do, such as carousel rides, visiting the petting zoo and of course admiring the range of possible gifts and tasting the mouth-watering delicacies.

Salzburg Winter Breaks

Salzburg

The tradition and ambience of Salzburg's Christmas Market make an ideal setting to start off the Christmas season. Every year visitors are enchanted by the charm of Cathedral Square, the traditional booths, the strings of light and the quality of the diversified items on sale. Come and enjoy some of the magic this year: from traditional handicrafts, fine baked goods, aromatic tree ornaments and various objet d'art for the Christmas season. Salzburg's Christmas Market is a feast for all the senses: the delicious scent of mulled wine wafts around booths adorned with precious, decorative, old and new items. Performances by traditional Salzburg choirs and children's school groups lure a crowd of visitors year after year. The market will be opened by the archbishop on the 1st Saturday in Advent right after the blessing of the Advent wreaths.

Vienna Winter Breaks

Vienna

Of the Austrian Christmas Markets, Vienna is one of the most popular. Vienna's Christmas Markets are an age-old tradition from as far back as the Middle Ages - 1298AD! Although the Christmas Markets have changed a lot since the first Krippenmarkt, it still maintains much of the festive spirit. Vienna has many Christmas markets: Magic of Advent in the Rathauspark, Christmas Village Belvedere Palace, Christmas Village Maria-Theresien Platz, Christmas Village Altes AKH, Christmas Market Schönbrunn Palace, Christkindlmarkt Spittelberg, Altwiener Christkindlmarkt, Divina Art Christmas Market on Karlsplatz and Ice Palace at MQ. You will be sure to get into the festivities, from the winter games and activities offered at the Ice Palace to the household goods at Spittelberg to the blend of Mid European craftsmen and women's products at Karlsplatz.