Green Christmas Markets
"Christmas Magic" at Wilhelminenberg Palace
12 November to 23 December 2016
Mo-Th 4.00 pm - 9.00 pm; Fr 3.00 pm - 9.00 pm; Sa, Su and hols. 11.00 am - 9.00 pm
A particularly delightful view of Vienna is afforded by the "Weihnachtszauber" at Wilhelminenberg Palace. The view of the city’s sea of lights can be enjoyed during the run-up to Christmas from Vienna biggest wooden terrace, accompanied by culinary delights, mulled wine and punch. Highlights are a visit from St. Nicholas for all little ones and the Christmas fire.
Christmas Market at WilhelminenbergSavoyenstraße 2 , 1160 Wien
Christmas market in Türkenschanzpark
Opening dates: 11 November - 24 December 2016
Commercial: Mo-Fr 3.00 pm - 10.00 pm; Sa, Su and hols. 12.00 noon - 10.00 pm
Food and drink: Mo-Fr 3.00 pm - 10.00 pm; Sa, Su and hols. 12.00 noon - 10.00 pm
Food and drink & Commercial on 24 December: 12.00 noon - 3.00 pm
The romantic Christmas market in Türkenschanzpark, near the "Turkish Fountain", is the perfect way to combine a walk with a break. The focus here is on handicrafts. Live music can be listened to every Sunday. There are also two children's carousels.
Türkenschanz ParkTürkenschanzpark, 1180 Wien
between Peter-Jordan-Straße, Gregor-Mendel-Straße, Hasenauerstraße and Max-Emanuel-Straße
Advent market and Christmas show in the Hirschstetten Botanical Gardens
17 November - 18 December 2016
Th-Su 10.00 am - 8.00 pm
Christmas is usually a magical time at the Hirschstetten Botanical Gardens. In addition to a large Christmas market with numerous decorated booths selling hand-made Christmas tree decorations, gift items, beeswax candles, tasty snacks and an extensive cultural program, the floral Christmas exhibition comes highly recommended. This year’s motto is "Heavenly Christmastide" and visitors experience "real" snowmen as well as motifs that come from heaven on high, such as angels, snow and ice, sun, moon and stars as well as biblical themes, such as archangels, the star of Bethlehem and more. A special children's program is held from 4.00 pm every Sunday, where kids can do crafts in the Palm House and bake cookies in the bakehouse.
Hirschstetten Botanical Gardens (Blumengärten Hirschstetten)Quadenstraße 15, 1220 Wien
- 22 March to mid- October
- Th - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
- In the winter months, only the Palm House is open (Tuesday to Friday, 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday 10 am - 6 pm).
Advent in Schönbrunn Zoo
Children tours: Free children’s tours every Sunday in Advent starting on 27 November 2016; start: 2.30 pm at the information center in Hietzing
Advent workshop & biscuit bakehouse: 3 to 4 December 2016
Waiting for the Christkind - Contemplative Christmas program for children: 24 December 2016
A Christmas atmosphere also prevails at Schönbrunn Zoo: For example, there free children’s tours every Sunday in Advent, and the Advent workshop opens its doors for the creation of individual Christmas jewelry. The cozy farm kitchen of the Tirolerhof is also available as a biscuit bakehouse. Special guided tours and craft activities also make the time pass more quickly on Christmas Eve.
Schönbrunn Zoo Entrance via Hietzinger Tor/Hietzinger HauptstraßeSchönbrunner Schlosspark, 1130 Wien
- Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: 3€ off
- January daily, 09:00 - 16:30
- February daily, 09:00 - 17:00
- March daily, 09:00 - 17:30
- April-September daily, 09:00 - 18:30
- October daily, 09:00 - 17:30
- November-December daily, 09:00 - 16:30
- no steps (Swinging doors )
Parking spaces for people with disabilities
at Elisabethallee, entrance Tirolerhof
- Parking spaces for people with disabilities
- Seeing eye dogs allowed
- Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
Special offers for people with disabilities
Tours for visitors with disabilities and special needs on request.
Access to buildings and enclosures without steps or via ramp.
- Main entrance
Christmas manger in the Lainz Game Reserve
A life-sized Christmas manger greets all visitors to the Lainz Game Reserve in the Advent and Christmas weeks. The wonderful wooden figures stand at the Lainzer Tor main gate and await your visit to the Hermes Villa Park. The manger can be viewed from 27 November 2016 to the middle of January 2017.
Lainz Game PreserveLainzer Tor, Hermesstraße, 1130 Wien
- +43 1 4000 49 200 (Visitor Center)
Information on opening times, recreational opportunities and arrival by public transport: www.wien.gv.at/umwelt/wald/erholung/lainzertiergarten/
- Free admission