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Vienna: Christmas Markets 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

Vienna: Christmas Markets 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

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Discover three of the best Christmas markets in Vienna's old town on this 2.5-hour walking tour. See the State Opera, St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Hofburg Palace, and the Austrian Parliament Building in the festively decorated city.

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  • Experience the festive atmosphere around Vienna's beautiful Baroque church Karlskirche
  • See the festively decorated buildings in the city and explore the traditional Christmas markets
  • Stroll past the stalls with handicrafts and visit the exquisite places in the Golden Quarter
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Discover the most beautiful Christmas markets in Vienna with a professional tour guide. Start your tour at Karlsplatz, walking through the festively decorated city at the Art Nouveau pavilion designed by Otto Wagner and take in the famous sights in the city. Passing by the State Opera and the Hotel Sacher, you will head towards the Kärntnerstraße. Here there are still some traditional companies such as the purveyors to the court Lobmeyr and Gerstner as well as Swarovski. You will then continue to St. Stephen’s Cathedral, with its small architectural secrets, and to the Pestsäule on the Graben. See the Demel pastry shop, which has been located in the center of Vienna’s exquisite shopping street Kohlmarkt for 240 years. Stroll past the Café Central and along the Ferstl Passage to the picturesque Christmas market at the Freyung – an ideal spot for sweets and mulled wine. From here it is only a few steps into the heart of Vienna with the Burgtheater, the town hall, and the Austrian Parliament Building. The tour ends at Rathausplatz, where Vienna’s largest and most colorful Christmas market is located starting 16 November. Afterwards you can follow the recommendation of walking to the parliament building past the Christmas village on Maria-Theresien-Platz. It leads to the Christmas area in the Museum Quarter. You can also get more tips from the guide for your stay in Vienna.
  • Tour with a certified guide
  • Food and personal expenses
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  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Karlsplatz metro station (easily accessible on metro lines 1, 2, and 4). Take the exit marked "Resselpark", and meet your guide between the 2 Otto Wagner pavilions.

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  • Tours are only available in German.
  • Please wear warm clothing and comfortable footwear.
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Tours end at Rathausplatz.
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Very good leadership. The guide even came from Vienna!

Lots of good information from the history of Vienna that is not in the travel guide.

December 5, 2014

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