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Christmas markets, winter wonderlands & advent atmosphere in Austria’s capital city

When fairy lights light up the houses, when the scent of cinnamon, cloves and oranges wafts through the streets, and when the market stalls offer handicrafts, roasted almonds and mulled wine … then Christmas isn’t far away! Welcome to advent in Vienna – for many people the most beautiful time of the year. Read on to find out about the must-see highlights before and during Christmas in Austria’s capital.

Schönbrunn Palace & Belvedere Palace markets

What would a pre-Christmas trip to Vienna be without a visit to one of the city’s most famous Christmas markets? The huge, beautifully decorated Christmas tree in front of the Schönbrunn Palace gives this market a particularly festive setting. Belvedere Palace has its own Christmas village with international gospel choirs and music groups providing festive sounds from many parts of the world as visitors browse the market stalls selling a wide range of handicrafts.

Advent holidays for all the family

The city of Vienna also offers almost limitless possibilities for families with childrenin the run-up to Christmas. Whether it’s funice-skating at the Rathausplatz, an exciting ride on the giant Ferris wheel at the Praterparkor Punch and Judy at the traditional Christmas market – there is always something to do. If you are lucky and get fresh snowfall during your visit to Viennamake sure you visit the Augarten park transformed into a winter wonderland.

Christmas at The Harmonie in Vienna

Christmas is also a special time of year at The Harmonie.Upon your arrival at the hotel you can sample some of our freshly baked Christmas biscuits. Mornings begin with an organicbreakfastbreakfast featuring lots of regional produce, plus a non-alcoholic punch and a fine festive stollen in keeping with Christmas in Vienna. In the afternoon, too, biscuits and homemade cakes are available to sweeten your day.

Christmas music plays in the lobby and The Harmonie newsletter gives you special tips on the Christmas highlights in Vienna. In the evening, grab a hot punch or mulled wine and retire to your room for a cosy evening in with your loved ones. We look forward to your Christmas visit to The Harmonie in Vienna!

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