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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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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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Well worth a visit (and the short metro ride from Vienna City Centre)

While visiting Vienna for a short weekend Christmas break, myself and family decided to go to the Schönbrunn Palace Christmas Market on Sunday. We had made the decision based... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While visiting Vienna for a short weekend Christmas break, myself and family decided to go to the Schönbrunn Palace Christmas Market on Sunday. We had made the decision based on being previously advised that apart from the Christmas Markets, the majority of shops are shut on Sunday and so we maximised on the shopping and attractions on the weekdays and... More 

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The imperial and historic backdrop of the Schoenbrunn Palace is majestic and more than impressive. The Christmas Market is filled with booths offering hot spiced wine, wonderful food and very beautiful choices of art and folkloric items. Live music and performances create a very festive mood. We love it! And I am from Austria and grew up in and around... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The biggest Christmas market in Vienna. And because it is located at Vienna's most crowded attraction it is by far the most crowded one. Like the rest of the markets here you can drink some KirschPunch and eat some Wurstels as well as buy christmas decorations, toys, leather accessories and various gifts. The drinking stalls offer a market specific mug... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the key reasons that we were in Vienna was to go to the Christmas markets and this was the best one! We actually went to it twice. It was the only market that had some lovely and unqiue booths such on felt decorations and the handmade decorations sewn with metal thread. The others just repeated many branded booths.... More 

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Hasselt, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At Schoenbrunn Christmas market, you'll have a bit more place to walk between the stands than in other places in Vienna. Also, on average the quality of the products on sale is relatively high...no cheap Chinese plastics here! And you'll have the opportunity to buy some nice souvenirs and gifts for home. A recommended Christmas market in Vienna.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fabulous time, such a perfect destination Vienna is around Christmas time. The Christmas markets with all the entertainment , the colourful Christmas ornaments , the roasted chestnuts, food and the mulled wine , all added a special touch to a fantastic city and gave my self and my family an unforgettable Christmas .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Although not as big as the other, more main stream Christmas markets in Prague, this market was fairly good in my opinion. The stalls were nothing different ie. still offering hot wines, Christmas decorations, wooden crafted toys etc.This market is also less busy than others, set out in a big horse shoe so there is plenty of space to walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Excellent Christmas market! One of the best in Vienna! Spectacular backdrop, of course, but even better is the live music every hour on the hour. The heated pavilions help when you want a tasty bite to eat, and access to the palace public bathrooms help too! Small but manageable with enough diveristy in displays to keep it interesting. During the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

My wife, 2 kids, 2 relatives, 4 friends (2 adults and 2 children) and I visited the Schonbrunn Palace in January 2016. In front of the palace is a Christmas Market with various vendors and stalls and a nice Christmas tree. I was on a tight schedule so I did not linger here. But if you have more time I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

So many great food and craft stalls at this market! The food was delicious and they had a wide array of Viennese treats to choose from. Glühwein was readily available as well. We picked up several items from the stalls that we were able to bring back with us. I would visit again, it's about a 15 minute car ride... More 

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Staying in Hietzing

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Hietzing
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.