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Rathausplatz

Vienna, Austria (Innere Stadt)
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Ranked #34 of 292 attractions in Vienna
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Rathaus Park (Rathausplatz) is one of several large public spaces found off of the Ringstrasse, in front of the Rathaus building and opposite the Burgtheatre. Opened to the public in 1873, this is where you can see a the city hall (Rathaus), an impressive, Gothic-style building that is one of the most beautiful in the entire city. Today, Rathausplatz is... More

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I was there with my boyfriend a few days before Christmas. There is a Christmas market every year so you can buy a lot of nice souvenirs. I really enjoyed it despite the crowd because it really made a special feeling of Christmas. I believe it is nice in the summer as well, because the view of the Rathaus is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Best time to visit is in the evening when the Christmas atmosphere at its best. We walked down the main street from the Opera House and found it nestled in amongst the modern shopping, a great surprise. My young niece thought she was in a Disney movie. Did not try and go in so cant comment on that.

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Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

My daughter and I enjoyed it immensely around Christmas. We really loved that almost fairytale feel as we wondered around drinking hot punch, while those huge Christmas trees were ornamented with beautiful big shiny decorations. My daughter bought a beautiful shiny white owl for our Christmas tree. Had a great time!!!

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DURBAN SOUTH AFRICA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Rathausplatz is awesome to see is bussing with tourists and locals. This is a square in front of the city hall where they have yearly functions like music and film festival in the summer and the most important and famous is their Christmas market in winter. This square has many statues of Vinnese personalities beautifully sculptured.The Christmas market place is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Beautiful place with a lot of tourists, very sophisticated and clean, its nice to walking around, Amazing archuitecture

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Rathausplatz (City Hall) is fantastic at Christmas time. It has a huge market out front and tons of Christmas decorations. The market isn't very authentic (a lot of mass produced items that are obviously not made in Vienna) but is still very pretty to see. They have daily concerts in front of the Christmas tree in the evenings. The food... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

The Christmas Market makes for a very enjoyable evening in Vienna! Grab a delicious cup of hot gluivien (glowing, mulled wine) and wonder through a plethora of little boutiques. There is a wide variety of shops from food, to candy, handmade wooden toys, christmas decor, clothing, etc...

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

One of the best Christmas Markets in Vienna, and probably the largest. Lots and lots of stalls offering all sorts of Christmas goodies, including food and drink authentic to Vienna and Austrian culture. Kids love the lights in all the trees, the pony rides and the candy...I loved the Punsch, all of it, and the very happy atmosphere. Tons of... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

This is what I thought was the best Christmas Market after my tour of the Viennese markets. The stalls were varied, the food/drinks were amazing (esp. the Apfel Punsch) and the ornaments to bring home were unique and inexpensive! Such a great market!

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