Easter in Vienna

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 in a pink tram or you can look for Easter eggs 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 Party in the Prater, 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 around 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
06. – 23.04.2019
Time: 10am – 6pm
Address: Schönbrunner Schloßstraße, 1130 Vienna

Old Vienna Easter Market on the Freyung
Date: 05. – 22.04.2019
Time: 10am – 7:30pm
Address: Freyung, 1010 Vienna

Am Hof Easter Market
Date: 05. – 22.04.2019
Monday – Thursday: 11am – 8pm
Friday – Sunday, Public Holidays: 10am – 8pm
Address: Am Hof, 1010 Vienna


The Manner Easter tram


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 A highlight at Easter is the Manner old-timer tram. Manner is a traditional Austrian company which is famous worldwide for its Neapolitan wafers in particular and the fact that its delicious products have pink wrapping. Also this year, both visitors to the city and locals can take a little sightseeing tour on the special pink old-timer tram, free of charge. The journey begins at Karlsplatz and continues on the Ringstrasse (the road encircling the city’s 1st district), passing points of interest such as the State Opera, the Parliament or the University of Vienna – until it reaches Schottentor, from where the return journey begins. Furthermore, the helpers of the Easter Bunny give out sweet Easter treats from the Manner assortment to all passengers.

Manner Easter tram
13.04, 16.04, 17.04 and 20.04.2019
Times: Leaving at 2:10pm, 3pm, 3:50pm, 4:40pm, 5:30pm and 6:20pm
Address: Meeting point at Karlsplatz at the Otto-Wagner-Pavillon, 1040 Vienna


Easter Ahoy!

Are you looking for a different way to look for Easter eggs? Then it is time to set sail! Under the motto, “The Easter Bunny on Board”, children can expect an exciting adventure on the DDSG Blue Danube where a huge Easter Bunny has hidden lots of Easter treats. While Vienna passes by outside, inside Poppo the clown will amaze you with his fantastic Easter Bunny show. A buffet suitable for children and an Easter nest full to the brim perfectly round off this marine adventure.

The Easter Bunny on Board
Time: Leaving at midday, planned return at 3pm
Address: Meeting point at the Reichsbrücke, Handelskai 265, 1020 Vienna
Price: Adults € 28,00 and children € 26,00


Self-made Mozartkugel

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.

Self-made Mozartkugel
Dates on request
Address: Mozarthaus Vienna, Domgasse 5, 1010 Vienna
Registration necessary: office@mozarthausvienna.at 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. In conclusion there is a guided tour through the museum with hand puppets in search of the Easter Bunny.

Treasure Hunt – Where is the bunny family?
Date: 6th – 23rd April 2019
Time: 10am – 5pm
For children from the age of three

Crafts workshop
Date and time:
6th – 7th April 2019, 10am – 5pm
9th – 12th April 2019, 1pm – 5pm
13th – 20th April 2019, 10am – 5pm
For children from the age of five

Hand puppet guided tour
Date: 6th – 7th April 2019 and 13th – 20th April 2019
Time: 2pm
For children from the age of four


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