FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Do you have any questions about your visit to the Schönbrunn Christmas and New Year’s Market? Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions along with plenty of practical information. Once all your queries have been answered, you can look forward to enjoying the unique atmosphere of a Christmas market in a regal setting.


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Opening Times

When does the Christmas Market begin?

The Schönbrunn Christmas Market begins at 10 am on 19 November and is open from then every day from 10 am to 9 pm. On Christmas Eve on 24 December it is open until 4 pm and from 25 December to 4 January the Market is open until 6 pm.

When is the Schönbrunn Christmas and New Year’s Market open?

The Schönbrunn Christmas and New Year’s Market is open from 19 November 2022 to 4 January 2023 The opening hours are as follows:

  • 19 November to 23 December | 10 am to 9 pm
  • 24 December | 10 am to 4 pm
  • 25 December to 4 January | 10 am to 6 pm

Further information on the opening hours can be found here.

Is there a New Year’s market?

Yes, in the night from 26 to 27 December, the Schönbrunn Christmas Market will be transformed into the Schönbrunn New Year’s Market. Until 4 January 2023 you can bring in the New Year to the sound of live jazz concerts every day in the regal setting of Schönbrunn Palace.

Further information on the programme can be found here.

Is there an admission charge for the market?

Admission to the Schönbrunn Christmas and New Year’s Market is free.

The live concerts, Interactive Game and Children’s Hut are also free.

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Arrival and infrastructure

Where is the Christmas Market?

The Schönbrunn Christmas and New Year’s Market take place in the Parade Court in front of Schönbrunn Palace. The address is

Schloss Schönbrunn, 1130 Vienna

Further information and a map showing how to get there can be found here!

How do I get to the Christmas Market?

You can get to the Market by public transport, car, coach, on foot or by bicycle. Further information on how to get there can be found here.

How can I get to the Christmas Market by public transport?

There are regular connections to Schönbrunn:

  • U4 underground: Schönbrunn or Hietzing station
  • Trams 60 and 10: Schloss Schönbrunn stop
  • Bus 10A: Schloss Schönbrunn stop

Further information on how to get there can be found here.

Where can I park?

The APCOA Schönbrunn car park is open 24/7. You can park there for a fee. Further information on parking can be found here.

Is there a map?

  • You can find a map here.
  • You can find a plan of the exhibitor booths here.

Is there an ATM?

Yes, there is an ATM at the Market itself. It is just behind the giant Christmas tree. There is a second ATM in the Visitor Centre to the left of the main gate. You can find a map here.

Are there toilets, and where are they?

Yes. Toilet facilities and barrier-free toilets can be found in the Visitor Centre to the left of the main gate and in the entrance hall to the Palace. There are also portable toilet cabins after the arcade in the direction of Meidlinger Tor. You can find a map here.

Is the Christmas Market wheelchair-accessible?

Yes, the Christmas Market is barrier-free. There are three parking spaces for people with special needs at the main gate (Schönbrunner Schloßstraße).

Assistance dogs are allowed.

Barrier-free toilets can be found in the Visitor Centre to the left of the main gate and in the entrance hall to the Palace.

Are bicycles or scooters allowed at the Christmas Market?

No. You cannot bring your bicycle or scooter into the Christmas Market as they are prohibited throughout Schönbrunn.

You can park your bicycle or scooter next to the main gate. You can find a map here!

Are dogs allowed at the Christmas Market?

No, you cannot bring your dog to the Schönbrunn Christmas and New Year’s Market because dogs are prohibited throughout Schönbrunn.

Assistance dogs are allowed.

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Programme and highlights

Is there a programme?

Yes, there are children’s and music programmes. The precise dates and further information on our programme can be found in our event calendar.

Is there a children’s programme?

There’s lots for children to discover at the Christmas Market. There’s the Christmas Workshop, and Interactive Game, the Children’s Hut and a visit by St Nicholas You can find further information about the children’s programme here.

From when can I register my group for the Christmas Workshop?

Registration for the Christmas Workshop is only required for groups of 5 children or more. Registration for the Christmas Workshop is possible from the beginning of September.

Have you already received our children's programme newsletter? If not, please send us your contact details to weihnachtsmarkt@mts-wien.at. We will then add you to the mailing list and you will receive information and an invitation to register for our Christmas Workshop.

As soon as the dates are published, you can register your group via the programme calendar .

How can I register my group for the Christmas Workshop?

Registration for the Christmas Workshop is only required for groups of 5 children or more. You can register your group via the programme calendar . Select your preferred date and time and register your groups.

In the events you can also see how many places are still available for the date and by signing up for the Newsletter, you can also ensure that you receive an invitation to register for the next Christmas Workshop. Further information on the children's programme at the Christmas Market can be found here.

Is there live music?

Yes, choirs, a capella groups and brass bands perform and contribute to the festive atmosphere at the Schönbrunn Christmas and New Year’s Market. The listings can be found in our event calendar!

What products are sold at the Christmas Market?

There’s something for everyone at the Schönbrunn Christmas and New Year’s Market. The exhibitors offer products in the following categories, which can also be found in the exhibitor list :

  • Punch & culinary specialities
  • Toys
  • Christmas and tree decorations
  • Home accessories
  • Stationery and souvenirs

What exhibitors are there at the Christmas Market?

The Schönbrunn Christmas and New Year’s Market have exhibitors from Austria and neighbouring countries. There is great product diversity including traditional handicrafts, nostalgic toys, unique gift ideas and culinary delicacies.

You can find the exhibitor list here.

What is there to eat?

There are several food huts, where you can enjoy meat, and vegetarian and vegan specialities such as baked potatoes, Leberkäse, Spätzle, Knödel and Gröstl along with tempting sweet dishes such as doughnuts, Kaiserschmarrn and crêpes.

All food exhibitors can be found here. You can filter the "Punch & culinary specialities" category.

How can I support the SOS-Kinderdorf wishing tree charity action?

There are different ways of helping and donating to SOS Kinderdorf and 147 Rat auf Draht. A detailed description and further information can be found here.

Where does the Christmas tree come from?

The Christmas tree is donated traditionally by Österreichische Bundesforste AG and comes from a different province every year. You can find further information about the Christmas tree in our Magazine!

How can music groups, choirs or brass ensembles apply to perform at the Christmas Market and New Year's Market in Schönbrunn?

Are you a member of a wind ensemble, choir or other musical group and interested in performing at the Schönbrunn Christmas and/or New Year's Market ?

The application deadline for 2022 has already expiredIf you are interested in participating in the future, please send your contact details to the project management, Ms. Barbara Gobl (b.gobl@mts-wien.at).

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Companies / exhibitors / B2B

When can I apply as an exhibitor at the Schönbrunn Christmas and New Year’s Market?

The application deadline for 2022 has already expired. If you are interested in participating in the Schönbrunn Christmas and New Year’s Market, please send your contact data to the project manager Barbara Gobl (b.gobl@mts-wien.at). Further information about the application process can be found here.

Are there offers for companies or travel groups?

Yes, for groups of 10+ persons you can book culinary vouchers . All information on packages can be found here! If you have any questions on the vouchers and booking, please message us at weihnachtsmarkt@mts-wien.at!

Can I use pictures from the website?

You will find various pictures in our Press gallery that may be downloaded exclusively for your news about our market. The photo credits must be shown with all pictures.

For publicity measures , please contact us at weihnachtsmarkt@mts-wien.at.

Photo credit: © www.weihnachtsmarkt.co.at / photo: name of photographer as on the picture