Tips for an unforgettable Easter holiday in Vienna
Also at Easter, the capital city offers a number of great highlights. For example you can discover Vienna’s beautiful parks or you can celebrate Easter on a ship. And the numerous Easter markets are not only interesting for children – stroll through them and you will soon be in a real Easter mood.
The colourful diversity of Vienna’s Easter markets
You will find many original and unique Easter markets and celebrations in the capital. From the Easter Market at Schönbrunn Palace, to the Old Vienna Easter Market on the Freyung and the Am Hof Easter Market.
One of the most well-known is the Easter Market at Schönbrunn Palace. Entrance is free and you can enjoy great live music and stroll around the market, marvelling at the wonderful goods on offer from over 70 stalls – from all types of eggs to ceramics, jewellery, glasswork and culinary delights. Children are guaranteed to have a great time in the Easter Bunny Workshop, while looking for Easter eggs or taking part in the fun games organised for them.
The Wiener Freyung is one of the most beautiful squares in Vienna’s Old Town. This is proved not only at Christmas, but also at the Altwiener Easter Market (literally, the Old Viennese Easter Market). In addition to various delicious Easter specialties, for example the Easter lamb, there are also arts and crafts and a variety of floristry to discover. The young visitors, on the other hand, not only find themselves at Europe’s largest Eierberg, but also at the handicraft workshop and the puppet theatre.
The Am Hof Easter Market takes place right next to the Easter market on the Freyung. This is therefore within easy walking distance and puts the focus on paschal customs. The highlights here are above all the elaborately decorated eggs, the colourful floral arrangements, as well as the traditional culinary art.
Easter Market Schönbrunn Palace
Date: 25.03. – 11.04.2023
Time: 10am – 6:30pm
Address: Schönbrunner Schloßstraße, 1130 Vienna
Old Vienna Easter Market on the Freyung
Date: 24.03. – 10.04.2023
Time: 10am – 8pm
Address: Freyung, 1010 Vienna
Am Hof Easter Market
Date: 24.03. – 10.04.2023
Monday – Thursday: 11am – 8pm
Friday – Sunday, Public Holidays: 10am – 8pm
Address: Am Hof, 1010 Vienna
The DDSG Blue Danube offers two different boat trips at Easter. For example, you can spend Easter Monday comfortably and culinary on a ship. For the appropriate background music is also provided with a pianist. The fine brunch buffet with special Easter delicacies perfectly rounds off the day on the water.
Or you can use the boat trip on the Danube to travel from Vienna to Hainburg and back again. In addition to the blossoming estate, highlights include the traditional Easter market and a colorful family program for the youngest guests. With the comfortable bus transfer and the included evening buffet on the ship, Easter can thus be celebrated wonderfully.
Easter Market Hof Castle
Brunch on Easter Monday
Mozartkugel, (literally “Mozart balls”) are small, round balls made of pistachio, marzipan and nougat which are covered with dark chocolate. They were created in 1890 and named after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This chocolate workshop for children combines fun and learning. At first the children find out more about the famous Viennese composer, Mozart, and visit an apartment where he once lived and then they learn how to make Mozartkugel themselves. A varied Easter holiday programme for young guests in particular.
Date: Dates on request
Address: Mozarthaus Vienna, Domgasse 5, 1010 Vienna
Registration necessary: email@example.com or at +43 1 512 17 91
Easter in Schönbrunn Palace’s Children’s Museum
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Easter is a particularly special time for children. In addition to delicious Easter Striezel (a long plaited bun) and colourful eggs, the hunt for Easter nests is also a highlight at this time of the year. At Easter, this gives children the opportunity to run around to their hearts’ content, for example in the Children’s Museum in Schönbrunn Palace.
There are a wide variety of activities on offer, such as a treasure hunt through the Children’s Museum. Whoever finds the bunny family, will be happy with the reward that awaits them. Of course, the children can also attend a crafts workshop, where an accompanying adult is required.
Treasure Hunt – Bunny School
Date: 25th March – 10th April 2023
For children from the age of three
Date and time: www.kindermuseumschoenbrunn.at/ostern
For children from the age of five