Have you been to the Christmas markets in Vienna in 2019 already? Or are you coming? Or are you at home crying because you cannot visit the Christmas markets in Vienna in 2019? No matter what your answer is, here you have some pictures to cheer you up and bring the Viennese Christmas atmosphere to your home!
The city of Vienna turns into one giant Christmas market every year in December. You can find Christmas markets everywhere, but some of them are more famous than others. Do you have a favorite? Write a comment and let us know!
But now, enjoy these pictures from the Christmas markets in 2019.
Don’t you feel like visiting Vienna after watching these pictures? That is easy to understand!
When are the Christmas markets opening in Vienna in 2019? What are the dates for the Christmas markets? Find answers to the most popular Vienna Christmas market questions and get other useful information needed to be well prepared!
Vienna is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and it becomes even more beautiful before Christmas. It has the most amazing Christmas markets in the world, and the biggest secret is that the entire city kind-of turns into a Christmas market. But, when will the Christmas markets be arranged in Vienna in 2019?
About the Christmas markets in Vienna in 2019
The dates for the Christmas markets in Vienna in 2019 are now ready and official. Read on, and plan your trip to Vienna immediately.
The Christmas market at Rathausplatz (the most famous market)
November 15th – December 24th
The Spittelberg market (an awesome market in small streets)
November 14th – December 23rd
The Schönbrunn Christmas market dates in 2019
This is supposed to open on November 23rd and it will remain open until December 26th. Then it will be replaced by the so-called New Years’ market which is open until the first week of January 2020.
These are the most important Christmas markets in Vienna, but do not forget – there are lots of other markets as well. As you walk to the Maria-Theresien Platz (between the two awesome museums) you will find another Christmas market. If you keep on walking towards the Karlskirche, you will find another market. In the popular Prater area, you will discover yet another Christmas market, in fact, you will find small and large Christmas markets almost wherever you go in Vienna.
What are you waiting for? Plan your stay in Vienna, book your flight tickets and book your hotel straight away!
Have you heard about Naschmarkt in Vienna? This is a fantastic market area, not far from the popular Mariahilfer Strasse. Not only can you buy fresh fish, tea, and other nice products here, but you can also enjoy the flea market part of Naschmarkt. There you can buy antiquities, clothes of all sorts, porcelain, old game boys, and all sorts of products. In other words, Naschmarkt is a fantastic place for young and old.
But, if you spend a couple of hours at Naschmarkt in Vienna, you will for sure get hungry after a while. So, what to do when you get hungry at Naschmarkt? Should you leave the area and look for a restaurant somewhere else, or should you sit down and enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants at the actual market? Is the quality of the restaurants at Naschmarkt good enough?
Eating at Naschmarkt in Vienna
Based on experiences from other markets in Europe, one would often think that the quality here would be poor. But, once you start walking around at Naschmarkt, not only will you find a lot of products worth buying, you will also be inspired to eat. Many of the places are selling fresh fish, but did you know that there are lots of restaurants at Naschmarkt serving you fresh fish as well?
What might amaze you, even more, is the fact that the restaurants look very nice. The interior is nice, the waiters are dressed up nicely, and it could have been any other fine dining restaurant located somewhere else in Vienna. And it seems to be a fact that people actually go out to dine here. In other words, Naschmarkt isn’t a place only for those who happen to be there to do some shopping. This is a place people go to eat as their main purpose, and then they might end up doing some shopping in addition.
Doesn’t that sound cool? You will find traditional Austrian restaurants here, you will find places to eat seafood, and there are quite a lot of places for Italian food, and also sweets. One of the specialties you will find all around Naschmarkt is olives in all sorts of colors and sizes. These are often served all by themselves as a snack, often combined with wine, cheese, and other snacks.
Getting hungry? Do not forget about Naschmarkt during your stay in Vienna!
For more information about Vienna and all the city has to offer, make sure to look around here in our Vienna Guide!
Are you in for some action and adrenaline while in Vienna? Prater is for sure a place you should visit during your stay.
We have earlier written about how you can get to the Familypark by the Neusiedler see from Vienna. But, you do not have to travel there to get adrenaline and experience some fun. Prater, also known as Wurstelprater, is a fantastic area in the city of Vienna, and here you will find fun for people of all ages. Just take a look at the fantastic ride at the picture beneath.
The Olympia Looping in Prater Vienna
The Olympia Looping is one of the most famous rides available in the park. It has been rumored that it will retire soon, but it is still there, and you better try it if you like such kind of rides. It first saw the light of day in 1989, and it has been at several locations in Europe before it ended up in Prater.
The price for a ride is 8,50 Euro, and for this money, you will get one minute packed with action. There is a total of 5 loops during the ride, and the highest speed during the ride is 100km.
Since you buy tickets individually for all rides in the park, there is normally no line and you can go ahead and enjoy a ride at once without standing in line!
Does this look like a nice ride to you? We have tried it… it’s amazing!
Are you going to visit Vienna and dream of spending a lot of time in Mariahilferstrasse, the most popular shopping street in Vienna? NH Hotel Wien City might be exactly the hotel you are looking for!
NH Hotel Wien City is a four-star hotel, located just by the popular shopping street. The hotel doesn’t have their main entrance from the street, but walking through a short tunnel you can get to the main entrance, and living in the hotel, it feels like you live in the shopping street.
The hotel is perfect if you want to spend most of your time outdoors, but if you are looking for a hotel with lots of indoor services, you should probably book a room somewhere else. But, as a four-star hotel with a perfect location in Mariahilferstrasse, this hotel will be more than enough for most people.
The rooms are nice (and not that small), and the people working in the reception are nice. The hotel has a parking lot available, but they do not have space for lots of cars, so you might be unlucky and discover that the parking lot is fully booked upon arrival.
The biggest minus with NH Hotel Wien City
Before arrival, we read that NH Hotel Wien City has splendid free WiFi available in the hotel, but that is very far from the truth. They have free WiFi, but it is so slow and terrible, that I would not even dare to call it free WiFi. It reminded me of the days when I used a modem to connect to the Internet, only slower. There were times when I couldn’t even download my emails due to the speed.
There was, of course, a way to get faster Internet, but you would have to pay 10 Euro a day for that service. In other words, what NH Hotel Wien City call free WiFi is similar to calling a dog-poop a chocolate.
The hotel was perfect for some days of shopping and sightseeing in Vienna. We had a great stay, and we would have no problem returning. But, the WiFi was a big disappointment, so if that is important to you, prepare to pay or to live somewhere else.
The Museum of Fine Arts (Kunsthistorisches Museum) in Vienna will host the most fantastic Pieter Bruegel exhibition ever in the period between October 2nd (2018) and January 13th (2019).
During this amazing event in the most famous of all museums in Vienna, you can see more than half of the extant works of Pieter Bruegel the Elder on display. All in all, a total of forty paintings, sixty drawings and eighty prints can be attributed to him today. This exhibition is taking part in commemorating this fantastic artist, as it is 450 years since his death in 2019.
One of the most famous works of Pieter Bruegel – The Tower of Babel
This exhibition will put pictures and works on display that has never ever been exhibited outside their own “hometowns” earlier.
What makes Pieter Bruegel so interesting is the fact that his images are easy to like and enjoy. He was a storyteller, a social critic, and a satirist at the same time.
There will be daily guided tours presenting this exhibition at the museum at 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00 and 16.00. This is ideal for those who want to get an even deeper dive into Pieter Bruegel and his works during this exhibition.
Enjoy this fantastic exhibition in Vienna. For more information about other exhibitions, events, and interesting things happening in Vienna, read in our Vienna Guide. You can read more about the Museum of Fine Arts in Vienna here.
I have just read the following article about the Familypark in Vienna and would love to pay it a visit. How can I easily get to the Familypark from Vienna?
That is a brilliant question and a question that many people ask themselves. Luckily, it is quite easy to get to the Familypark from Vienna. In the article, the author decides to rent a car and travel to the Familypark on his own. That is for sure the easiest way to visit the park, and the ride should take between 60-75 minutes, depending on where you are staying in Vienna.
The exact address and coordinates of the park are:
7062 St. Margarethen
GPS-Data: 47° 48′ 6.785” N ,16° 38′ 51.078” E
How to get to the Familypark with public transportation?
But, most people reading this and asking the same question probably wants to get there without renting a car.
To get to the Familypark, get to Vienna Hauptbahnhof first (you can easily get there using the metro system in Vienna). There you will have to find bus 200 and travel to Eisenstadt/Domplatz. When you get there you have to change to bus 285 which will travel to the Familypark during the opening times of the park. There is a dedicated bus stop outside the park.
The bus ride from Vienna to Eisenstadt normally takes around 1 hour an 20 min.
We hope these answers will help you out. If you have further comments or questions, use the comment field beneath.
Do you want to discover the beauties of Vienna while running? Join in on the Vienna Night Run as it is arranged on September 25th in 2018!
There are running competitions and marathons arranged in most big cities in Europe every year. But, if you don’t feel like running a marathon (as it is too long), or you would rather run when it is dark outside, then the Vienna Night Run might be exactly what you are dreaming about! It is arranged annually in Vienna, and it is one of the best running competitions there is.
Join the Vienna Night Run on September 25th in 2018 – Source
Vienna Night Run is arranged by Erste Bank, and it will be arranged on September 25th in 2018. The first run will start at 19.50 (for those who can and will run 5km in less than 25 minutes). Those who believe they will run slower can join in on a later start time, and at 21.00 it is time for those who want to do the race in nordic-walking style to give it a try. Everyone needs to reach the finish line by 22.30, as that is when the streets will be used for normal traffic again.
Vienna Night Run will start from Universitätsring/Ecke Grillparzerstraße. The route will be along the ring, and it will let you see some of the most beautiful areas of Vienna as you run.
The route of the Vienna Night Run
The full route is Universitätsring – Schottenring – Franz–Josefs-Kai – Stubenring – Parkring – Schubertring – Kärntner Ring – Opern Ring – Burgring – Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring.
Doesn’t that sound like a fantastic route for an evening run on September 25th? I feel tempted to join myself, but I cannot promise anything. If you sign up at the very moment, the price is approximately 30 Euro to take part. More information about the race (in German) and a sign-up site can be found here.
The winner in 2017 ran the 5km track on 15:39 minutes, giving him an average pace of 3:08/km. Can you beat that? Join in this year to find out!
This is a fantastic panorama night shot of Vienna. It might not be as impressing as this shot made in Budapest, but it is still amazing. If you haven’t been to Vienna yet, this image might inspire you to come and to pay the city a visit.
Read more about all the goodies Vienna has to offer here in our Vienna Guide.