Christmas in Vienna is magical. Glittering lights are strung throughout the streets and Christmas Markets are scattered throughout the city. During our visit we wanted a unique experience in the Imperial capital. After researching Vienna tours, we determined a Vienna Christmas Market Food Tour with Context Travel would be perfect for our family. I expected a Vienna food tour to be fun and educational for the kids, but eating our way through the Christmas Market turned out to be unforgettable.
Our tour took place on our last evening in Vienna. After warming up at the hotel following our morning explorations, we donned another layer of socks before venturing out in the snow to try Viennese cuisine. Some of these regional dishes are only available during the holiday season.
The Christmas Village in the Weihnachtsdorf Altes AKH ended up being one of our favorites. The market is held in the green space of the former general hospital, now the campus for the social sciences & humanities of the University of Vienna. It’s a smaller market than some of the others in Vienna, giving it a cozy feeling and creating a perfect venue for families. I’m told this is also a great area to visit during the warmer months, with outdoor cafes dotting the grounds.