The Easter market on the Am Hof square is like a slightly slimmer version of the Christmas market in the same location, minus the lights and steamy drinks.
Many of the stands are similar, but without the Christmas flavours and themes that make the December market so magical. There wasn’t too much explicitly “Easter” about it when I visited back in 2016, despite its billing and the occasional decorated egg for sale.
If that sounds negative, it’s not meant to be. It’s a high-quality craft market. So you’ll find the usual mix of clothes, jewellery, ceramics, glassware, leatherware, handmade soaps and similar. Some items feature in the Easter markets slideshow below:
Be sure to browse the “Kunsthandwerkmarkt” double line of stands on the northeast side of the market. These are arts and crafts booths with the stress on the word art: great for gifts, whether Klimt-inspired candle holders, bizarre iron birds or simply some unique items of clothing.
There’s plenty of space to enjoy a glass of wine and a snack. You can try some Viennese favourites, like Kaiserschmarrn (shredded pancake), Baumkuchen (spit cakes) or Langos. The Speckstandl stand in particular carries echoes of medieval farmer markets with its house beer, pickles and great strings of sausages hanging down from the rafters.
Conveniently, the Am Hof market is just a tiny walk from the Freyung, home to another Easter market, so you can do both very easily.
Opening times 2019
These are not yet available, but in 2018 it was:
- March 17 to April 2
- 11am to 8pm (Monday to Thursday)
- 10am to 8pm (Friday to Sunday, plus Easter Monday)
- Food stalls stay open an hour longer
How to get to Am Hof
The market is right in the centre and a short walk from several major subway stations:
Subway: U1/U3 (Stephansplatz – 5 mins walk), U3 (Herrengasse – 4 mins walk) or U2 (Schottentor – 7 mins walk).
Bus: Take the 1A to Teinfaltstraße, Herrengasse or Schwertgasse, the 2A to Herrengasse or the 3A to Schwertgasse.
Address: Ostermarkt Am Hof, Am Hof, 1010 Vienna
View the Easter markets map: