Vienna has opened its Christmas season


Mayor of Vienna Michael Ludwig presented the Viennese Christmas ambassador, Christkind, in front of the Christmas “Heart” tree in Vienna City Hall park.

This year, the Viennese Christkindl is 21-years old Klaudija who lives in Brigittenau, and is a trained kindergarten teacher.

Mayor Ludwig stated: “I am happy that we uphold this Christmas tradition and that the Christkindl radiates a lot of optimism. It is particularly nice that the Viennese Christkindl Klaudija will not only be found at the Town Hall Square but will also visit St. Anna Children’s Hospital as well as kindergartens and senior citizens’ residences”.

Christkindl Klaudija loves Christmas since she was a little kid and she said: “As the Viennese Christkindl, I would like to pass on my joy in the run-up to Christmas–especially in these difficult times, a little joy is important, especially for children,” stated Klaudija.

The Christkindl will be on tour in Vienna until December 26 and additional information is available on this link:


Photo credit: © Magistrat der Stadt Wien / Christian Jobst / PID