Preface

Preface

 

Wonderful Advent time on the Viennese Christmas Dream - a peaceful, romantic, happy and unforgettable experience!

Where can the Christmas period be experienced more atmospherically than in the centre of Vienna. Before the dreamlike backdrop of the City Hall, the aroma of fine delicacies mixes with the voices and laughter of the people who, together with their loved ones, enjoy moments of joy and a hearty togetherness. The Viennese Christmas Dream - the magical winter fable makes advent into a unique experience!

Dear Visitors to the Vienna Christmas Dream,

Wherever you look there are smiling faces full of joy and a magnificent setting in the heart of city, the Vienna Christkind comes by and as in memories from childhood, the irresistible aroma of punch and cookies is in the air – welcome to the Vienna Christmas Dream on the Rathausplatz in front of the City Hall.   

Enjoy the enchantment of the fairytale Christmas wonderland – visit the traditional Christmas market, have fun skating on the Little Ice Dream, do some creative crafting in the Volkshalle, take a leisurely walk along the Nativity Path or an exciting ride with the reindeers in City Hall Park. The famous “Herzerlbaum”, Tree of Hearts also provides a romantic backdrop for those memorable pictures and heartfelt messages.  

During these weeks of glitter and shining lights, a unique sense of magic descends on the Danube metropolis. Give yourself the time to enjoy the advent season with your family and friends in this unique atmosphere, with our special Viennese flair.      

Michael Ludwig

Mayor and Governor of Vienna

Dear Visitors to the Vienna Christmas Dream,

Each year our beautiful city presents itself anew in pre-Christmas splendour -  in particular the Rathausplatz in front of the City Hall. With the aroma of roasting chestnuts in the air and lights glistening, the young and the not so young stroll among colourful stalls, gathering ideas for Christmas gifts. Not only the Viennese enjoy the special atmosphere, visitors from across the world revel in the enchantment of the Vienna Christmas Dream.

Thanks goes to Vienna’s business community for their help creating this unique atmosphere. Their commitment, services and products make Christmas time in Vienna an unforgettable experience.    

These festive weeks leading up to Christmas can be on the one hand, the quietist, but on the other hand, often the most hectic time of the year.  For this reason it is important to pause and enjoy Advent. There is no better way to get into the spirit of Christmas than by visiting the Vienna Christmas Dream.  

Best regards, Walter Ruck

President of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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