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Schoenbrunn Palace Christmas Market

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Address: Schloss Schonbrunn | Ehrenhof, Vienna 1130, Austria
Phone Number: +43 1 817 41 65 0
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Description: This festive Christmas Market is located in the courtyard of Schönbrunn...
This festive Christmas Market is located in the courtyard of Schönbrunn Palace.
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Great Sausages and Mulled Wine (the market was beautiful as well)!!!

Really well organised Christmas Market in true Viennese style. One can take in the aroma of the freshly baked breads, heated mulled wine and fried sausages spread about in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Really well organised Christmas Market in true Viennese style. One can take in the aroma of the freshly baked breads, heated mulled wine and fried sausages spread about in the air. Additionally, in spite of my aim to not indulge in freshly baked chocolate chip cookies I couldn't control my urges and ended up getting a couple of boxes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We visited the palace market as part of a trip to Vienna. Of ll of the Christmas Markets we visited (Nuremburg, Passau, Budapest) on the river cruise, this was by far the most upscale in terms of food choice and the products being sold. If you can get there I highly recommend it as a very good example of a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A very beautiful Christmas market, do not miss the gluwein in the cold weather!! The only shortcoming is it is really crowded and beware of pickpockets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The market as you can probably tell from the other reviews is authentic and fun. It's nice to talk to the actual artisans and see the results of their hard work. One thing I really enjoyed was the fact there are no flashy banners or advertising from major companies (e.g. Pepsi, McDonald's, Red Bull etc.) It's all original which allows... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Sourrounded by the most wonderful castle the market offers a wide variety of wonderful gifts and I love to browse around. Also, certain choirs singing christmas songs make this special christmas feeling. The punch is, compared with f.e. Rathausplatz really tasty. (At R. it tastes like sugar with hot water and is just awful.) If possible, visits should be chosen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

In the meantime all Christmas markets in Vienna look more or less the same. Anyway the atmosphere here is different and the palace in the background makes this place unique. VISIT THIS MARKET

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

If you are in Vienna during the Christmas Markets, be sure to stop by the Schoenbrunn Palace market. One of the largest in the city, it's worth the short metro ride from the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Lovely place to be at Christmas, drink hot punch and eat sausage whilst you take in the splender of your surrounding s.... Little bits to buy here and there.... It's not the cheapest Christmas market around but also not the most expensive.... A real treat to attend this....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We have visited the palace in all seasons and must admit at Xmas it does get you in the Xmas mood. Not the best around but still worth the visit

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Of all the Christmas Markets we visited on a four week trip through Germany, including Prague and other markets in Vienna, this Market was poor in comparison. Schonbrunn Castle market has a splendid castle backdrop to showcase a market however little effort was made to decorate the stalls to give that Christmas feeling. Stalls were just identical plain cabins with... More 

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Staying in Hietzing

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Vienna’s 13th district has always been in the shadow of Schönbrunn Palace and its gardens, but has interesting hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Allow half a day for the imposing Habsburg residence and the gardens with Gloriette belvedere. Reserve the other half to discover the secret charms of this posh residential neighborhood. Sneak out of the gardens at Hietzinger Tor (Hietzing Gate) and head down Hietzinger Hauptstrasse for Kaiserpavillon (Emperor’s pavilion), an Art Nouveau gem right on top of U4’s metro railtracks. At local institutions Café Dommayer and restaurant Plachutta you can mingle with residents, their families and friends. Dommayer has risen to fame since waltz king Johann Strauss and his orchestra performed there regularly. If you want to go beyond private villa gazing visit Klimtvilla and Hermesvilla. Art Nouveau genius Gustav Klimt had his last studio in a now beautifully renovated villa, which is open during spring and summer. Hermesvilla at Lainzer Tiergarten animal enclosure and nature park is a must for all romantics and fans of Empress Sissi.