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3 days in Vienna during Christmas

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3 days in Vienna during Christmas

Hello! I'll be in Vienna with my family from the 23rd - 26th. We have 3 full days there, although I know many places may be closed on the 24 and/or 25th. Any suggestions for must sees during these days, and what order to do them in? In general we'd like to see Schonbrunn, Christmas markets, and perhaps a choir/advent concert. Suggestions for a Christmas mass and restaurant reservations would be greatly appreciated as well!

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1. Re: 3 days in Vienna during Christmas

Your best day for the Christmas markets is the 23rd and perhaps Schoenbrunn on Christmas Day.

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2. Re: 3 days in Vienna during Christmas

The list of must-see´s, or let's call them the most popular sights of Vienna, does not change because of the season of the year.

My recommendation for those coming during Christmas always is to visit time-consuming indoor sights (Schönbrunn Palace, museums like the KHM) on the 25th and 26th when shops are closed and streets are less populated. For reassurance I would check the opening times beforehand.

Info on sights, attractions and open restaurants on Christmas Eve can be found on the website of the Vienna Tourism Board, see here: www.wien.info

Edited: 4:44 am, December 17, 2016
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3. Re: 3 days in Vienna during Christmas

sorry to drag up an old thread

We'll be in Vienna over Xmas and have decided to visit Schonbrunn on Christmas Day . Would you advise booking time slot tickets or is it probably not going to be so crowded that this is necessary?

many thanks

helen

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4. Re: 3 days in Vienna during Christmas

It will be busy. A very popular destination on Christmas Day.

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5. Re: 3 days in Vienna during Christmas

Thanks Norman

another question if I may - eating? I'm going nuts trying to figure out where we can get a meal - rotten links or pages in German (which I cant read sadly) as well as some restaurants/cafes that appear to be closed in the winter.

I know we can get food at the Schonbrunn Xmas Markets which are open till 6pm on Christmas night but what are my options for lunch (it doesn't have to be a big fancy Christmas meal)

thanks in advance

helen

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6. Re: 3 days in Vienna during Christmas

ran out of time to edit ...

my question above (post #5) is eating on Christmas Day at Schonbrunn .. sorry that wasn't as clear as it should have been

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7. Re: 3 days in Vienna during Christmas

I'm interested in this as well as I still haven't decided if we will be in Vienna for Xmas day yet or if it will be Paris. We will be in all 3 however during Xmas thru New Years just haven't figured the order yet. I know London doesn't have much to do Xmas day nor Boxing day so it will come down to Paris or Vienna for xmas day.

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8. Re: 3 days in Vienna during Christmas

Although many restaurants open on Christmas Day some don’t. A list is usually published at some point by the tourist board. In the interim I suggest you check the website or email any restaurants you fancy to check if they are open. It’s what we would have to do to be certain!

Way more is open in Vienna on Christmas Day than London (though no shops) - can’t speak for Paris.

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9. Re: 3 days in Vienna during Christmas

"Way more is open in Vienna on Christmas Day than London"

Not interested in shops, but if any museums are open that would be helpful.

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