Vienna Christmas Market: A Magical Experience on an Avalon River Cruise

The magic of the holiday season comes alive in Vienna, Austria, and there’s no better way to experience this enchanting city than with a visit to its world-renowned Christmas markets.

An Avalon River Cruise offers a luxurious and scenic journey along the Danube, bringing you to the heart of Vienna's festive celebrations.

Here, you'll find an unforgettable blend of historical charm, cultural richness, and holiday spirit.

A Luxurious Arrival
Your Avalon River Cruise offers an unparalleled travel experience, combining the comfort of luxury cabins with the elegance of a floating hotel.

As you glide along the Danube River, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of winter landscapes, historic towns, and majestic castles.

Upon arriving in Vienna, the city’s festive ambiance welcomes you, with twinkling lights and the scent of mulled wine filling the air.

Exploring Vienna’s Christmas Markets
Vienna’s Christmas markets, known as Christkindlmarkt, are a tradition that dates back to the Middle Ages.

Today, they are a vibrant and integral part of the city’s holiday season, attracting visitors from around the world.

Among the most famous is the Christkindlmarkt at Rathausplatz, set against the backdrop of the magnificent Vienna City Hall.

Rathausplatz Christkindlmarkt: This market is a wonderland of holiday cheer, featuring over 150 stalls offering handcrafted gifts, festive decorations, and seasonal treats.

Wander through rows of charming wooden huts, where you can find everything from artisanal candles and woolen scarves to intricate Christmas ornaments and toys.

The market also boasts an ice skating rink, a carousel, and a magical tree of hearts, making it a delightful experience for all ages.

Spittelberg Christmas Market: For a more intimate and local experience, visit the Spittelberg market, nestled in the narrow, cobblestone streets of the Spittelberg district.

This market is known for its cozy, village-like atmosphere and a focus on Austrian handicrafts and artisanal foods.

It’s the perfect place to find unique gifts and enjoy traditional Austrian cuisine.

Gourmet Delights and Festive Drinks
One of the highlights of visiting Vienna’s Christmas markets is the array of culinary delights. Indulge in gourmet dining experiences that reflect the rich flavors of Austrian cuisine.

Savor traditional dishes such as Wiener Schnitzel, Kaiserschmarrn (fluffy shredded pancakes), and hearty sausages.

Sweet tooths will delight in treats like Lebkuchen (gingerbread) and Maroni (roasted chestnuts).
Warm up with festive drinks such as Glühwein (mulled wine) or Weihnachtspunsch (Christmas punch), available in a variety of flavors including berry, apple, and cherry.

Many markets offer collectible mugs, making for a perfect souvenir of your holiday adventure.

Now is the to book your Christmas Market River Cruise. Contact me to book today!