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Enchanting Christmas Fairytale in Vienna: Discover Vienna’s Highest Christmas Market at The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna

September 24, 2015 Luxury Hotels No Comments Email Email

From Mid-November to the 24th of December, Vienna’s most historic places turn into magical Christmas markets that will spoil visitors with traditional Austrian food and handcrafted gifts. Those who are looking for a memorable Advent experience will find the most exclusive and exquisite Christmas Market on the top of The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna.TN-348456_HotelonRingBoulevard

The guests staying at The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna during the Advent Season will experience numerous Austrian Christmas traditions and habits in a unique historic setting. In the former aristocratic palaces, which were joined together to make up the luxury Vienna hotel, one can discover Austria’s tradition of St. Nicholas treating well-behaved children with sweets and can-dies. The culinary ceremony of preparing a “Feuerzangenbowle,” made of red wine, rum punch and other Christmas flavors is another beloved Austrian tradition that is carried out at the hotel.

During the Advent season, The Atmosphere Rooftop Bar transforms into Vienna’s highest and most exclusive Christmas Market, boasting breathtaking views over festively decorated Vienna. The aroma of “Glühwein,” a traditional Austrian hot drink made of red wine and Christmas herbs, fills the air and traditional seasonal Austrian delicacies are provided. Those looking for an extraordinary location for their Christmas parties have the chance to rent the “Christkindlmarkt” area on the Rooftop Bar for exclusive parties. A festive reception with a breathtaking view over Vienna is the perfect start in a memorable celebration with colleagues and patrons.

To make the experience even more unique, enjoy culinary delights in the “Ritz-Stüberl.” This 150-years old wooden hut provides an authentic feeling of how Christmas in Victorian Austria was celebrated. Typical regional dishes like spicy gulash soup, hearty “Brettljause,” and sweet delights such as apple and cream cheese strudel make this experience even more original. The Christmas Market is open daily from November 15th until December 23rd 2015.

The tradition of the Christmas markets in Vienna dates back to the 16th century when the first Christmas Market was opened on the Viennese “Graben,” one of the most luxurious shopping streets in the historic city center. The Christmas Markets in Vienna are dedicated to the “Christkind,” which in Austrian tradition is the gift bringer on the Christmas Evening. The little angel, usually depicted with blond curly hair, represents the Jesus Child for many Austrians.

For further information and inquiries about The Christmas Market at The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna please contact +43 131 188 308 or e-mail stefanie.moellner@ritzcarlton.com.

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