Design-Weihnachtsmarkt at Looshaus, Vienna

Christmas market at Looshaus, Vienna

At this weekend I discovered an Christmas market in the basement of an amazing building in the middle of Vienna. The building was designed by Adolph Loos and is a gem for all people interested in architecture. The market (which is opened on weekends only) is focused on design and surprised me with two products: Phone covers made of water-resistant paper and travel reports as graphic novel!

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Weihnachtsmarkt at Schloss Schönbrunn, Vienna

Christmas market at Schloss Schönbrunn in Vienna, Austria

The Kultur- und Weihnachtsmarkt Schloss Schönbrunn is situated at the Ehrenhof (Cour d’honneur) of Schloss Schönbrunn (Schonbrunn Palace). I was especially impressed by the splendid setting, the lively concerts on a stage in the middle of the Christmas market and the offered goods which varied from Hungarian shadow theatres made of paper to incense smokers made at the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains) of Germany.

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Weihnachtsdorf at Schloss Belvedere, Vienna

Christmas market at Schloss Belvedere in Vienna, Austria

The Weihnachtsdorf Schloss Belvedere is situated at the southern side of Schloss Belvedere (Belvedere Palace). I loved it for the great setting and the stars located at the pond in front of it. The offered goods were the general stuff. I’d recommend this Christmas market especially for enjoying this view in front of a Baroque palace which offers a great collection of Austrian paintings (e.g. Klimt, Schiele) at the State Gallery inside.

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Adventmarkt at the Karlskirche, Vienna

Christmas market at Karlskirche in Vienna, Austria

The Adventmarkt at the Karlskirche is a very special one. Nearly each hut offers products made by artists or craftsmen. It was much fun to walk along the stands listening to the shopkeepers hammering and polishing their items. Besides the Baroque Karlskirche (St. Charles’s Church) offers not only an amazing setting but also an elevator (!) inside for going up to the frescoes at the cupola.
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Weihnachtsmarkt at Wilhelminenberg, Vienna

Christmas market at Wilhelminenberg in Vienna, Austria

At the rear of the Austria Trend Hotel Schloss Wilhelminenberg I discovered a small Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas market) with two details which made the place remarkable for me. The Christmas market located at one of the hills north-west of the city offers a fine view of Vienna’s outskirts. Besides that children have much fun skating on an ice rink situated at this place high over Vienna.

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