Oh Vienna………. Is there a better city to enjoy a Christmas market break? I doubt it! With the introduction of direct flights via the Ryanair website, a Christmas market break in Vienna is more affordable than ever!
Christmas markets in Vienna have been a tradition since 1298. Would you believe there are over 20 different markets in Vienna! Vienna’s pretty squares are transformed into Christmas markets and international choir singers perform free of charge. Aromas of mulled wine and hot cinnamon pastries fill the air, which adds to the magical Christmas atmosphere. The Viennese Christmas Market in front of the City Hall , “Vienna Magic of Advent” is the most popular, where the square resembles a fairytale land. and even offers a specific children’s area, where they can learn how to make Christmas cookies and decorations and enjoy a carousel ride. Market sellers have an array of local products, Christmas decorations and tasty dishes. Another market you can’t miss is is the Christmas market in front of Schönbrunn Palace which is converted into a New Year’s market after Christmas. Vienna’s markets start a little earlier than most and run from the 17th of November so if you want to travel a little earlier, just edit the search in the links below.
You will be staying at the 4* Hotel Schani Wien which is highly rated on tripadvisor and was awarded a certificate of excellence. Opened in 2015, this modern hotel is only 100 meters from the main train station and there is a tram stop right outside the door to bring you to City Hall and all the Christmas markets. There is free WiFi available throughout the hotel and there is a bar on-site where you can relax after a day at the markets. If you fancy heading into the city centre, it is only minutes away by tram.
Fly from Dublin to Vienna on Friday the 7th of December and enjoy a three night stay at the 4* Hotel Schani Wien hotel for only €358! This is great value to see one of Europe’s most beautiful cities at Christmas time.
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