A romantic Advent season
Christmas markets, winter idyll and pre-Christmas atmosphere in Vienna
The Advent period is, for many, the most delightful time of the whole year. It is a time to recover, to prepare for the coming Christmas celebrations and to think deeply and reflect. It is a particularly romantic time, when magical chains of lights illuminate the streets, buildings and parks and everything smells deliciously of biscuits, mulled wine and punch. Experience the pure romance of the Advent season with a visit to the city of Vienna. You’re sure to be enchanted by the beautiful Christmas markets and the pre-Christmas flair!
Festive scenery at Schönbrunn Palace & Belvedere Palace
An extraordinary Christmas atmosphere prevails at the baroque Belvedere Palace and the imposing Schönbrunn Palace. In particular, the enormous, wonderfully decorated Christmas tree in front of Schönbrunn Palace provides a particularly festive backdrop to the Vienna Christmas market. In front of Belvedere Palace during Advent, international Gospel choirs and music groups create perfect romantic moments. At the same time, you can marvel at the loving hand-made craft products on display and the numerous nostalgic items available.
Experience the romance of Vienna at Advent
At the Christmas market on the Spittelberg, you can take a trip down memory lane with a walk through the narrow alleys past all the houses from the Biedermeier period. The Christmas village in the old Vienna General Hospital also offers a truly romantic experience: the village’s Romantic Pavilion contains a sprig of mistletoe just begging to preside over true love’s kiss. You might also enjoy Advent concerts in the festive atmosphere of St Stephen’s Cathedral. The Christmas lights adorning the shopping streets also catch the eye. Comfortable horse-drawn carriage rides through the wintry Vienna streets round out your romantic Advent experience in Vienna perfectly.
Your winter family holiday during Advent
For families with children, the city of Vienna also has something unique to offer during the Advent season. The family might enjoy a delightful session of ice skating on the Town Hall Square, a romantic ride on the Wiener Riesenrad Ferris wheel in Prater or a Punch and Judy show at the Old Vienna Christmas market. After these wintry excursions in the city, you can stroll back to the cosy family atmosphere of your hotel, The Harmonie Vienna. It’s just a 16-minute walk from the Old Vienna Christmas market in the Freyung square, which is also in the 9th city district of Vienna. A perfect short stroll with your loved ones through Vienna in winter. Now Christmas can arrive!