Christmas markets in Vienna 2021
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The federal government on Sunday announced a nationwide lockdown for people who have not been vaccinated and who have not been infected. This will take effect at midnight. The lockdown includes travel restrictions for all unvaccinated persons from the age of twelve, said Federal Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg (ÖVP). The government repeated the call to increase vaccination coverage and promised other possible measures.

Protection against the coronavirus has never been easier than in Vienna: The wide range of vaccinations in the city are accompanied by free PCR tests. In Vienna, the “2G rule” applies to restaurants, hotels, body hugging services and most events: vaccinated or recovered.

  • Vaccination with and without ordering the selected active substance: At the ACV in Kaisermühlen, at the vaccination bus stations and in selected supermarkets. Vaccination is also possible for children from five years of age.

Christmas markets in Vienna

When Vienna’s many shopping streets and Advent markets light up in the run-up to Christmas, one place shines particularly brightly: The Viennese Christmas Dream on Rathausplatz is considered one of the most beautiful and largest Christmas markets in Europe and is visited by millions of people. admired by guests from home and abroad every year.

In addition to the traditional Christmas market, which can impress with handicrafts, jewelry stalls and punch shops, the Rathauspark provides a particularly Christmas atmosphere. The atmospheric and romantically lit Christmas world will delight young and old alike: the ferris wheel, merry-go-rounds, a path with handmade nativity scenes and, of course, the Viennese heart tree are just some of the highlights.

November 12 - December 26, 2021

The trained kindergarten teacher was selected from several applicants. You can find the Viennese Jesus especially at the Christmas market on the Rathausplatz square. A young woman in a white angel costume will also visit the Children’s Hospital at St. Anna, nurseries or homes for the elderly.

Most Christmas markets, such as the one at Rathausplatz, are open this year. The Advent event is still dominated by the pandemic. There are strict rules to follow when visiting. The market area is fenced off at Rathausplatz. 2-G checks take place at the entrances.

Only the environment is freely accessible, i.e. the Christmas world in the park – including the heart. However, if you want to ride a ring game or ferris wheel there, you need a 2.5G certificate. In other words: the result of the PCR test is also a valid proof of access.

The festively decorated gift in the center of the marketplace this year comes from the Esterhazy woods in the Mattersburg district. It is a 30-meter-tall and around 130-year-old spruce. On the occasion of Burgenland’s 100th anniversary, the tree symbolizes the affiliation of the “youngest federal state” to Austria, it was pointed out.