This Weihnachtsdorf (Christmas village) is situated at the huge inner yard of a former hospital called AKH. The market offers besides the general stuff a small lane of stalls where one can watch craftsmen at their work. So I spoke with a lady about how to make candles made of honey.
Another interesting detail of this market was a tower brass band which played Christmas carols. Generally such bands are playing on top of towers like steeples or city towers but at this market the band played in a hut high up a tree. Listening to all these Christmas carols of my childhood was a sentimental moment though. Do you like Christmas carols?
By the way whereas this Christmas market is situated on the grounds of a former hospital there is another one located on the grounds of a hospital still in use. The advent market at Lemoniberg is a great place if one is interested to get in touch with an ensemble of houses built in the style of Art Nouveau.
- Weihnachtsdorf im Alten AKH (Website)
- More Christmas markets in Vienna (Compilation)
Last update: Dec 22nd, 2012