The Easter Market in front of Schönbrunn Palace brings traditional customs and Easter arts and crafts from all over the nation to the heart of the capital. Around 60 stallholders present a huge selection of traditional and contemporary gift ideas and decorations – from painted eggs and Easter arrangements to glassware and ceramics. Delicious Austrian food ensures no-one goes hungry. Children can drop in at the Easter bunny workshop and join in the imperial egg hunt. At the Old Viennese Easter market on the Freyung square in the old town, around 50 stallholders are grouped around Europe’s largest egg mountain. Other attractions include a kids program, a rabbit run, music, dancing and great food.
From March-November the Franz Joseph 1830-1916 exhibitions in Vienna and Lower Austria will mark the 100th anniversary of the death of the legendary Emperor. Presented according to different themes, each of the special shows puts the monarch in the spotlight, taking a critical look at his personal life and touching on various aspects of his politics.