Charming Advent markets, tower music, Advent concerts and children's programs attract visitors to the loveliest spots along the Danube. In the three Danube regions Wachau-Nibelungengau-Krems Valley, Kamp Valley-Wagram-Tulln Danube Area and Römerland Carnuntum-Marchfeld, the local hotels and inns treat holidaymakers to a Advent season both peaceful and romantic.
The Wachau, a World Heritage landscape, is a perfect setting for Advent and Advent markets along with excursions and concerts. In the summertime, vineyards and orchards bloom gloriously along this stretch of the Danube Valley. When winter rolls around, nature and the locals enjoy a well-deserved break. Castles, monasteries and fortress ruins set in a spectacular landscape set just the right mood for Christmas.
Garden lovers can admire a true twelve acre Garden of Eden at the Kittenberger Themed Gardens near Langenlois. From November till Christmas, the 40 themed gardens are especially splendid, offering an extensive program for young and old. Dates in 2019: Nov 2-Dec 22
The Christmas market in the city hall square in Klosterneuburg is open to the public every weekend in Advent. On offer is a diverse lineup of culinary delicacies, supervised children's activities, a curling sheet, crafting stations, and much more. Dates in 2019: Nov 28-Dec 22
The Advent Village on the main square in Tulln, the garden city, is the place to visit from November 16 to Christmas Day. Besides an array of culinary delights, it offers a diverse program for visitors of all ages: Visit by St. Nicholas and the Christ Child, Perchten parade, and much more. Dates in 2019: Nov 16-Dec 24
Klosterneuburg Abbey with its baroque imperial courtyard is at the gateway to Vienna and nestled in the Danube countryside. For many years, the Advent market of the abbey parish in the Binderstadl has been a set part of Advent in Klosterneuburg. The net proceeds of the Advent market go to select charities. Dates in 2019: Nov 30-Dec 1 and 7-8
This entire castle and its courtyard come alive on one weekend in December when a host of lively Christmas booths open to the public. Visitors can look forward to fine regional handicrafts, culinary delights and wonderful Advent music. Dates in 2019: Dec 7-8
One weekend in December, the Stockerau city hall and the square in front of it are transformed into a lovely Advent market. Numerous cultural events and lively local customs are part of the diverse lineup of activities. Dates in 2019: Dec 14-15
The Loisium was built by star New York architect Steven Holl and is known far beyond the borders of Austria. It lets you experience wine in a special and unique way. The maze of cellars underneath the LOISIUM becomes the venue for a special weekend Advent market in mid-December. It features artisan handicrafts, Christmas decorations, handmade textiles, delicious delicacies, and joyful music of the season. Dates in 2019: Dec 14-15
The atrium of this former monastery becomes a colorful gathering spot for Lower Austrian artisans of all kinds - from tailors and seamstresses to makers of colorful items for children to jewelers, photographers and paper artists. The creative artworks make wonderful Christmas gifts. Dates in 2019: Dec 7-8