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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 Christmas Market

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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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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Varna, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We visited the Scoenbrunn christmas market after our second visit to the Palace. Surely there you can feel the spirit of Christmas with all the happy and laughing people. There were so many stalls selling interesting and delicious food (most of it not very healthy though), mulled wine and punsch, souvenirs and Christmas tree toys. Some of them were offering... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Lots of good food and hot drinks. Some nice stuff to buy, but food was the star here. Great hot potato salad.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Vienna was the last stop on our cruise with Uniworld Tours. We visited markets all the way down the Danube from Nuremberg to Vienna and we enjoyed this market as much if not more than most of the others. It's true there is a lt of the same stuff in all the markets but maybe it was because we just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

One of our favourite Christmas markets during our week long visit to Vienna. This one had the great back drop of the Schonbrunn Palace, live music, and great little kiosks to choose from. One in particular sold Christmas "punch" and you got to keep the mug. This one had the Christmas feel that your looking for. Busy but festive. Being... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

While the market in front of City Hall closes on 24th of December (very stupid thing to do), there are several other "christmas" or "new years" markets in the city that are opened even after the 24th. The worst thing about all of them is that they just close too soon in the evening. While there are quite a lot... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Visited Schonbrunn Palace as part of optional tours from Trafalgar Tours. The local guide,Peter took us around the palace. The exhibits and public view rooms are fantastic to look at. The gardens are huge and expanse. Since it was Christmas Eve we were there early to beat the crowd and the Christmas market in front only opened around 10.30 am.

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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.