Internationally known Christmas markets in Vienna have its spring not so well-known version Easter markets. This year they are opened in mid-March and last until Easter announcing the end of the long winter and arrival of the spring. At these markets you can find colourful eggs, traditional craftsmanship, delicacies, music program, as well as lots of creative Easter gifts. For the youngest visitors there are a variety of children's programs at the markets.
In Vienna there are Easter markets on 6 different locations. The most prominent and the biggest market, held for the 16th time this year, is at the courtyard of the Schönnbrun Palace. In front of the baroque palace there are around 70 exhibitors that offer all sorts of culinary delights as well as decorative Easter decorations and arts and crafts from Austria. The young ones can enjoy the Easter Bunny workshop, where they make marzipan Easter bunnies and flower arrangements, while the adult visitor can enjoy the music at "Jazz at the Easter Market" on Sundays, as well as Holy Saturday and Easter Monday.
In the city centre on Freyung you can visit the romantic Old-Viennese Easter market. This market is located at the beautiful old square and is known for the biggest Easter eggs tower in Europe, built with around 40,000 painted eggs. In addition you can find Easter cuisine and specialities such as Easter pints, Easter ham or baked Easter lamb. Just few steps away from Freyung there is a beautiful square Am Hof with its own Easter market surrounded by the historic old town architecture. Here you can find etchings, soaps, lavender, candles or Easter figures and ceramics among others, but the highlight of Am Hof Easter market is definitely an offer on traditional Austrian food.
In the Vienna’s 17th district, more precisely in the Kalvarienberggasse and the St. Bartholomäus square Kalvarienbergfest dedicated to Easter takes place. It is more of the festival than the typical market and the target group are mainly children and adolescents, but also seniors and art interested adults. Here you can enjoy live music from jazz to Viennese traditional music, children's program and take part at the range of different art workshops.
You should also visit the Easter market at the world’s oldest amusement park Prater in Vienna’s second district. The market is opened until 4th of April and offers a lot of activities with the offer of a free ride on the smallest train of Austria liliputbahn and a day ticket for the trampoline.
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