Christmas Markets in Vienna
The Christmas Markets in Vienna truly are an age-old tradition. The forerunners of the present-day events date back to the Middle Ages when in 1298 Albrecht I granted Vienna's citizens the privilege of holding a December Market or "Krippenmarkt".
During Advent Vienna is home to concerts, nativity displays and traditional Christmas markets. Christmas markets spring up all over the city: in front of City Hall, the traditional Viennese Christmas market on Freyung, the markets at Spittelberg, Am Hof and in front of the church of St. Charles Borromeo (Karlskirche). You will be welcomed by the aromas of candied fruits, cotton candy and other delicacies like Christmas punch and roasted chestnuts.