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Schoenbrunn Palace Christmas Market

Schloss Schonbrunn | Ehrenhof, Vienna 1130, Austria
+43 1 817 41 65 0
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Ranked #3 of 71 shopping in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Traveler Description: The romance of Christmas at Schönbrunn Palace A nostalgic Christmas aura will hang over the courtyard of Schönbrunn Palace when the Christmas market... more »
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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The art and the history of the Palace is amazing and extraordinary. We took a tour inside of the Palace,and it is impossible to take in everything about the royalties and the monarchy of the times.it is beautiful the way they live,and their generations,what good education they had and thought their generations their after and left to the country they... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

the history of the Palace is awesome, the christmas Market is wonderful, it contains various articles, and the christmas market in Vienna city is different, much bigger with lot of souvenirs. It was a very joyful experience.

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St. Louis, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The Schoenbrunn Cmas market was one of our favorite markets (we tried 7 or 8). We came for the palace tour, of course, but found the market quite nice. The stalls seemed to mainly be quality goods with a lot of good cheer. The only downside is the number of people smoking at the tables near the food stalls. Ready... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We took the Amawaterways cruise along the Danube River in early Dec 2013. All the markets were fabulous but I think the best ones were in Vienna. The Schoenbrunn Palace market had a great selection of Christmas items at very fair prices. They also had many booths which sold food so we toured the palace in the afternoon and then... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Visiting the Christmas Markets in Vienna is a wonderful experience: they offer locally produced arts, crafts, and food. They are tents arranged in clusters in pre-designated areas of Vienna, and exist only for the Christmas season. It is a great way to taste all the local food: from chocolates to sausages to mulled wine. The Schoenbrunn Palace market is particularly... More

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

There are other markets more grand than this one, but a combined palace tour followed by a visit to the market make it an evening to remember!

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Zurich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I've been to most of the Christmas markets in Vienna and was really surprised when I found this market to be the best. It's set up is great and all the handicrafts are nice and from Europe -- nothing from China. The prices were typical of a Christmas market -- I found the Ulbricht nutcrackers priced the same here at... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

When in Vienna recently I visited the Schoenbrunn Christmas market and I was disappointed. The market is located in a great location and has the usual stalls to get you in the mood with Gluhwein and hot food. My disappointment was with the quality of general stalls and other items for sale. I expected more local artists, with handcrafts etc... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I liked this Christmas market a lot because of the elegance of the place, the very clean arrangement of the stalls and because many sellers were the ones who produced the products. Many items are expensive, but well worth the money!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Make sure you dress appropriately! It was freezing even with heaters. Lots of stalls with great food! A fun visit after the glorious palace and its grounds.

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