Christmas World

 Let yourself be enchanted by the magical Christmas world! 

Young or young-at-heart will equally be amazed here.


Glittering, sparkling and wonderfully colourful: The magical landscape of the Christmas World can be seen from afar. A multitude of charmingly arranged and lovingly embedded Christmas offers await the visitors of the Vienna Christmas Dream

Whether children's attractions, the crib trail or the famous "Herzerlbaum" - simply marvel and enjoy!

Our Offers for The Youngest

Especially for our youngest visitors there is an exciting range of attractions that offer fun, adventure and at the same time sweeten and shorten the waiting time for children till Christmas. From a ride on the historic merry-go-round to the beautiful views from the Ferris wheel – there is plenty of pre-Christmas action.

How much is the journey?

Ferris wheel: 1 ride € 3,50 / 4 rides € 12,-
merry-go-round: 1 ride € 3,- / 4 rides € 10,- / 6 rides € 15,-

There is a group discount on weekday mornings for kindergartens and school classes in Vienna. Each child then only pays € 1.50 per ride.

The trail of nativity scenes

Christmas customs in their most beautiful form – twelve handmade nativity scenes are lovingly embedded in the Rathauspark

Nativity scenes have been around for over 1,500 years and to build them has a long tradition in Austria, which is honored accordingly on the Nativity Scenes Trail of the Vienna Christmas Dream. After the success of the last few years, in which old Viennese nativity scenes adorned the park, this year the exhibition shows oriental examples: They were the most original form of explaining the Christmas story. Their fame started in southern Europe around 1480. Twelve handcrafted works of art depict the biblical scenes around Jesus’ birth. A leisurely walk invites you to discover and be amazed, for the impressive nativity scenes are right in detail an crafted with high presision. All exhibits are provided by the „Wiener Krippenverein“, which every year has been constructing up to seventy nativity scenes since 2001. Further information can be found at

Famous "Herzerlbaum"

A tree - 200 shining hearts - thousands of shining faces. This popular symbol of love and Christmas will once again illuminate the Rathauspark this year.

Visit the symbolic “Herzerlbaum”! The maple-leaved plane tree, decorated with 200 glowing hearts, will again be an integral part of the Vienna Christmas Dream in 2021 and will shine as a popular photo hotspot and romantic scene for all visitors to “Rathausplatz” and far beyond.



„Bussiplatz“ & Mistletoe Pavilion

Romantic moments in a Christmassy ambience: “Bussiplatz” is back!

Cold? Don’t worry, everyone’s heart will be warmed up here! Vienna’s most romantic meeting place is back! Unforgettable moments with your loved ones (and those that might be) are waiting for you. Until December 26, all kinds of expressions of affection, vows of friendship and tokens of love can be exchanged at this intentionally chosen place under the atmospheric “Herzerlbaum”. But also heartfelt wishes, future dreams and prayers of appreciation can be left here.

Meet me under the Mistletoe!

All over the world, couples and new lovers kiss under mistletoe branches at Christmas – a tradition that is one of the most beautiful Christmas customs and Vienna shouldn’t miss out on. The mistletoe pavilion will make the butterflies in your stomach fly!

UNICEF tree of wishes for children

A sparkling, far-reaching symbol for children’s rights.
On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of UNICEF, light installations throughout Austria draw attention to the plight of millions of children worldwide. The Viennese Christmas Dream supports this campaign and, together with UNICEF, they turn Austria blue: A large plane tree in the southern part of the “Rathauspark” is bathed in blue light in Advent in order to raise awareness for the right of every child to lead a healthy and happy life.

The UNICEF tree of wishes for children invites you to pause for a moment, forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life and word wishes - for a world without war, without disease, without hunger ... After all, Christmas is also the feast of hope.

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