Why is it a favourite?
Set within the narrow cobblestone lanes of the Spittelberg neighbourhood, and below its short, sweet houses, this market really does give us a furry, warm feeling inside. Christmas markets don’t get more charming than this. The craft stands are mostly occupied by local artisans here, which is a fresh change to the made-in-China craft found at many Christmas markets around Vienna. You’ll, of course, find that here, too, but less of it.
The best Glühwein or Punsch?
The new stand from the Filmhaus cinema, selling up creative organic Glühwein & Punsch creations. It’s their first year at the market, and we’re damn excited they’ve turned up this year. The stand serves up Punsch flavours, like orange with basil, and genuine organic Bosna hot dogs. We won’t miss the pink neon sign reading, Heisse Wein.
Be sure to try: The delicious garlicky and salty Erdapfelpuffer (potato pancakes), with extra garlic. The stand can be found on Spittelberggasse in the courtyard filled with Christmas stands and it’s legendary!