There are 12 main Christmas markets in Vienna, but Rathausplatz is home to the city’s most famous. One of Europe’s oldest and biggest, Christkindlmarkt attracts around 4m people every year. The market dates back to the 13th century, but today you’ll find a winter wonderland with over 100 stalls selling everything from handmade gifts and stocking fillers to gingerbread biscuits and roasted nuts. Visitors can hear German carols sung on the piazza, have a go on the illuminated fairground rides, and skate on the rink at Vienna City Hall. There are plenty of activities for children, including a special reindeer train and various arts and crafts workshops.
Rathausplatz, 1010 Wien; until Boxing Day