VIENNA, AUSTRIA – December 4, 2018 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Want to make the most of your Christmas visit to Vienna? Plan in advance to combine the best of the city’s festive markets and top attractions. The experts at Vienna PASS (www.viennapass.es) recommend four great markets which have many favourite sights within easy walking distance.
The Christmas Village at Maria-Theresien-Platz
(Open until 26th December, access via the Volkstheater or MuseumsQuarter U-bahn)
Explore a range of festive stalls nestled in the heart of the imperial grandeur of Vienna’s Museum district. This market is famous for its gospel choirs and live music creating a lively Christmas experience. Goods on offer range from local handicrafts, to high-end artistry and paintings. The Christmas Village transforms into New Year’s Eve Village from 27th December.
Perfectly located for exploring Vienna’s historic Museum Quarter with the Kunsthistorisches Museumand Museum of Natural History just two minutes’ walk away. Maria-Theresien-Platz is the perfect Christmas destination from which to explore some of the best museums Austria has to offer.
Also close by: The Spanish Riding School (6 minutes), The Leopold Museum (6 minutes), the Theatre Museum (10 minutes).For visiting families, Vienna’s Time-Travel Magic History Tour is also just 14 minutes away.
Art Advent at Karlsplatz
(Open until 23rd December, 12pm-8pm, access via the Karlsplatz U-bahn)
An enchanting unique Christmas atmosphere, Art Advent brings the truly artisan to the centre of Vienna. Search for high quality artisan goods and sample gourmet and regional delicacies. Get into the Christmas spirit with the live acts and fire-dancing on the Kunstinsel stage.
Karlsplatz is perfectly located to see the whole city by jumping on Vienna’s Hop on Hop off Bus Tour, departing from the State Opera House,just five minutes’ walk from Art Advent. Alternatively, delve into Vienna’s musical history by combining your visit with the Haus of Music and Mozarthaus, all within 10 minutes’ walk.
Also close by: The Otto Wagner Pavilion, The Beethoven Pasqualati Hous (11 minutes’ walk), Schubert’s Place of Death (15 minutes).
Christmas and New Year’s Market at Schönbrunn Palace
(Open until 1st January, 10am-9pm, access via the Schönbrunn U-bahn)
In the glow of the magically illuminated Schönbrunn Palace, more than 80 local and regional stalls sell handicrafts, unique gifts, Christmas decorations and freshly baked pastries. Attended by more than one million visitors, the Schönbrunn Palace Market boats a limited edition of products that can be found nowhere else in Vienna.
All shopped out? Then join the Grand Tour of Schönbrunn and take in the beautiful sights of Schönbrunn Palace, Orangery, Privy Garden and Maze, and the Imperial Carriage Museum. The market is located within 10 minutes’ walk of the Schönbrunn Palm House and Schönbrunn Zoo.
Visitors to Vienna can now gain access to more than 60 of the city’s most popular attractions, tours and museums directly via their smartphones with the newly launched mobile version of the popular Vienna PASS sightseeing card (www.viennapass.es). The mobile Vienna PASS places the best of the city at the visitor’s fingertips and makes it possible to use the pass within seconds of purchase.An email booking confirmation contains a link to the free Vienna Guide app for iOS or Android devices, which acts as a platform to download the mobile pass.The Vienna PASS customer then simply scans the app’s barcode straight from their smartphone to gain entry at a featured attraction.
The Vienna PASS is available for one, two, three or six days and can be purchased at www.viennapass.es.Prices start at €59 per adult and €29.50 per child aged 6 to 18 for a one-day pass.