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  1. i am loving all those beautiful lights the city has during the holiday season! the hotel you guys stayed in looked great and oh my goodness,that food looks delicious! xo, Biana

  2. Hi there! Thank you so much for all of this amazing insight. How is Vienna between Christmas and New Years? I know the Christmas markets will be closed, but how is the rest of the city? I keep seeing mixed things! Thanks SOOO much! Xx

    1. Hi! It’s quite lovely and still quite festive! I would expect things to be pretty quiet through the 26th, but it will pick back up after that. On New Year’s Eve, there are people out waltzing in the streets. It will be cold, so you’ll want to plan accordingly. The Schonbrunn New Year’s market will be open, and there are still performances happening throughout the city. I think you’ll find plenty to do!

  3. Hello,
    I’ve reread your helpful article several times and it reassures me that it will be worth it to go during Christmas time. Do you have any ideas for Christmas Day activities? Mass or a fancy holiday dinner at one of the hotels palaces etc? Thank you

    1. Hi Erica!! I would absolutely go to midnight mass at St. Stephen’s. I would check with your hotel about how early to get there, but it will be an unforgettable experience and worth the wait, even if you have to stand. The Vienna Tourism Board may have info as well. (They are SO lovely and SO helpful ( I definitely recommend making a reservation for dinner. Before booking dinner at a fancy hotel, I’d reach out to your hotel for recommendations. I’ve found a lot of great places that way that I wouldn’t have known about! 🙂

  4. If you return to Vienna, I can highly recommend the Park Hyatt, which looks out onto the Am Hof Christmas Market. It is the perfect location for the markets or really any visit where you’d like to be in the center of things.

    Also not sure if you visited the Ferstel Passage, but it is one of the highlights of Vienna for me. Very Parisian, and there’s even a great French Restaurant named Beaulieu inside.

    The newly renovated Wien Museum Karlsplatz has a wonderful permanent exhibit about the city’s history, definitely worth a visit, very enlightening.

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