Arts and Crafts at Vienna Christmas Markets - Karlskirche
The arts and crafts market in front of the baroque Karlskirche (St. Charles Church) at the Karlsplatz has been established as an alternative to the large Christmas markets in the city of Vienna, it has its emphasis however within the artistic range. There are products, which one can but from artists, like hand made candles and ceramics as well as articles made of wood. Of course you can find also many products for the everyday life and a lot of gift ideas for Christmas. However, it is not art alone which had made the market in front of the Karlskirche so popular. The famous church and its surroundings provide a beautiful environment to enjoy some local culinary specialities and of course the ubiquitous Gluehwein (mulled wine) and similar ‘dangerous’ drinks together with some Christmassy background music. The market exists since 1993 and was a success from the beginning.
Arts and crafts market/Adventmarkt in front of the Karlskirche Opening hours 2013:
November 22nd to December 23rd, daily from 12am to 8pm