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Christkindlmarkt

Universtitatsplatz, Salzburg A-5020, Austria
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Ranked #1 of 34 shopping in Salzburg
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping
Description: Salzburg's traditional Austrian Christmas market attracts flocks of visitors every holiday season.
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Ammerthal Germany
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Salzburg is a beautiful setting at any time of year but the true feeling of Christmas is here. The various markets especially the wonderful setting of the Tiergarten in Hellbrunn are not to be missed. Adventsingen on the weekends is worth a trip as well but you have to purchase tickets and book a hotel long in advance. If you... More

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Flamborough, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Salzburg certainly knows how to put on a Christmas market!! It was an amazing place to go the week before Christmas as it was the perfect pre-holiday excursion. The whole area was decorated with twinkly white fairy lights, all the stalls were festooned in them and the central tree held them all above the crowds. Each stall offered a huge... More

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Northville
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We visited many Christmas Markets during our 10 days in Europe and this one was lovely, but the most crowded. It was hard to find a spot to eat our treats. But the food was wonderful. We recommend the Bosnas (double sausages in a bun with curry and other toppings) and the fried dough with vanilla sauce or powdered sugar-... More

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Naples, Florida
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19 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

So charming,lots to look at, great things to eat and drink. Friendly vendors. They had more merchandise here than the markets in Vienna (clothes, mittens, hats). So much fun!

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Great food, great gluhwein! Wonderful ornaments and other Christmas things! It snowed the day we went which made it all the more merry!

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Surrey, BC Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

A must see in Salzburg. Probably one if the best Christmas market experiences ever. Lots if fun with the glue wein and traditional food. Don't miss this one if you are in Salzburg December.

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Casper WY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

I visited the Christmas markets in Strasbourg, Stuttgart, Vienna and Salzburg in early Dec., and Salzburg was my favorite. Lots of merchandise that didn't seem like the usual mass produced junk, friendly vendors - most of whom spoke English - and good food. Be sure to take a break and go into the cathedral (the market is right in front).... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Lovely to spend time wandering around the stalls, drinking some 'prosecco punsch' and having some traditional food. Great atmosphere and lovely decorated.

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London, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

I have been to many Christmas markets in Europe but this is my favourite! It has a superb central location at the foot of Salzburg fortress and around the Cathedral. All the area was lit up and beautifully decorated. The stalls were offering Gluhwein, beer, Christmas delicacies and other snacks. Lots of European Christmas baubles and trinkets. The atmosphere was... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Great maker, lots of hand crafted goodies ( especially the hand made Christmas tree decorations ). This market does not suffer from an excess of Gluhwein stalls or too many drunken revelers. It was a pleasure to be there with my family. The food on offer was tasty. You must try the apple rings in sweetened batter, just delicious! There... More

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