Christmas Markets and Sacher Tortes: Holiday Season in Vienna

The City of Music is a beautiful place to spend the holidays, surrounded by festive cheer everywhere you go. Here’s our guide to Christmas and New Year’s in Vienna, Austria.

Check-in to the Hotel Sacher Wien, a stunning hotel near the opera house. Since it’s a Virtuoso partner of ours, your Stellar Travel advisor can ensure you receive additional amenities like a free room upgrade when available and a complimentary spa treatment.

Make sure you try their famous Sacher Torte whose recipe dates back to 1832. There are many imitators of this delectable chocolate cake, but the hotel’s recipe remains secret to this day.

Hotel Sacher goes all out for the holidays with festive decorations and an extravagant 5-course menu. Enjoy hearty local specialties crafted with contemporary flair, served in their elegant dining room.

The city’s biggest holiday market is Vienna Christmas World. Open through December 26 in City Hall Square, you’ll find 150 sales booths offering gifts, decor, crafts, culinary delights, and warming beverages. Admire the lovely lighted trees and enjoy a carousel, reindeer train, and an ice rink.

Nearby you’ll find at least ten other Christmas villages, markets, and fairs, which means you can taste and shop your way throughout the city.

If you’re looking for a winter-wonderland holiday in Europe, Vienna won’t disappoint. Consult your Stellar Travel advisor today to plan your getaway.