In Austria Christmas Market trips can be found in every major city and town. "Christkindlmärkte" starts at the end of November and lasts till Christmas Day and has a very special meaning in Austria. Austria is a fascinating country to visit at any time of the year. But the scent of fresh backing along with hot spicy wine "Glühwein", cinnamon and apple make Christmas Market Austria an amazing place for Austria holiday gift shopping. Christmas markets are a long-standing and typically Austrian tradition. European Christmas Markets are as popular in Austria as they are in Germany. Like their German Christmas market Christmas markets Austria sell gingerbread hearts, local handicrafts from wooden toys and tree decorations to local produce. Enjoy Glühwein and Punsch. There are a few varieties to choose from as well as a non alcoholic version. If you choose the non alcoholic version (Kinder Punsch aka Child’s Punsch). The Kinderpunsch is delicious and you can sip from the cups warming yourselves up. It’s a lovely introduction to your night in Austria. Christmas markets in Austria has all sorts of food from the omnipresent roasted chestnuts, marzipan shaped like potatoes, smoked sausages and some absolutely divine smoked fish.
In Christmas in Austria markets you can be a boy (or girl) again and forget there is anywhere else except this wonderland.
Here is a Austria Christmas Markets cruises.
The Christmas Market Vienna tourism season starts as the Advent season descends upon Vienna once more and last till Christmas. And it is thing to do Wien Austria during December. In the month leading up to Christmas, Vienna`s most attractive squares make way for markets where the aroma of yuletide baking and hot spicy wine fills the air. Each year the traditional Vienna Christmas Markets (German: Weihnachtsmarkt or Christkindlmarkt)transforms City Hall Square into a winter wonderland with tree decorations, Wien Christmas gifts, sweets and warm drinks (German: Punsch or Glühwein) and of course traditional Christmas foods. It would be better if you go when it's dark to get the best experience. The markets also make for excellent shopping. There are dozens of markets around, varying in size from a couple of stalls selling food to the many hundreds of stalls that make up the Christmas Market on the Rathausplatz. My favourite market is the big one opposite the city hall. The glass of gluhwein, the chocolate coated strawberries, the hot dogs and snitchels, toasted almond (gebrannte Mandeln)sall give it a festive feel and taste.
Here's a list of Vienna's most traditional Christmas markets: Rathausplatz, Schonbrunn castle,Spittelberg. What makes Vienna at Christmas special is its small huts with an imperial background Christmas Wien market in front of the Belvedere Palace- once the summer residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy. The Christmas market Vienna vacation at the Spittelberg is the most authentic Christmas market.
Salzburg Christmas Market
500 years ago, at the end of the 15th century, the Salzburger Christkindlmarkt was first mentioned as crafts market in front of the Salzburg Dom. Now the Cristmas market Salzburg Austria takes place around the perimeter of the Cathedral. At the “Domplatz” (Cathedral Plaza) and the “Residenzplatz” (Residence Plaza). Mozart`s hometown is an ideal Salzburg Christmas shopping place for admires of the great composer. In Salzburg Christmas markets you can find exceptional Salzburg souvenirs in the numerous stands that are all brightly decorated for Christmas: Figures for the Christmas Nativity scene, Incense, Advent wreaths, and much more is being offered here by traditional handicraft workshops or only the aromas of candied fruits, cotton candy and other delicacies like Christmas punch and roasted chestnuts.
Innsbruck Christmas Market
Set amidst the magnificent snowy Alps, Innsbruck in winter will charm any holiday shopper. The medieval old town of Innsbruck offers a Christmas experience in Alpine style with long tradition. The largest market of the city takes place in the Old town (Altstadt) just in front of the Golden Roof and surrounded by beautifully preserved medieval facades decorated to represent various fairy tales. The Christmas Market Innsbruck Austria on Innsbruck’s Marktplatz is geared towards families and offers a merry-go-round, a petting zoo and many other attractions that children will absolutely love. The historic district emphasises the solemn atmosphere of the Market and the offer is varied, including gastronomic delicacies and handmade products.