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Vienna, Austria
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Ranked #28 of 311 Attractions in Vienna
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

The Rathausplatz is very beautiful, I saw during a holiday I spent in Vienna with my boyfriend from 1 to 5 of Dicembre.La square with all the markets and the Christmas decorations is truly magical. It is close to the Hofburg and is reached through a lovely park. Obviously, all this to say that I recommend Vienna to all people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The Rathaus is really spectacular at night. But during the Christmas season Rathausplatz takes on a magical atmosphere. So many beautiful Christmas decorations and lights and so many markets. We had a great time eating and shopping. A memorable experience not to be missed.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is a terrific place to visit surrounded as it is with superb architecture. The Xmas market is the biggest in Vienna although we thought the one at Schonbrunn was better quality overall. We revisited on our final day of four which was a Saturday (evening) and you could barely move. I am not joking. Don't ever go there at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

A colleague and I were in Vienna for a few days and the hotel suggested visiting this Christkindlmarkt during our stay. What a great idea that was! Wandering around the stalls, selecting gifts for loved ones back home, and enjoying hot gluhwein in delightful souvenir mugs all made this a wonderful spot that we returned to several times. It's beautifully... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

i visited a lot of christmas markets in the last years and i have to say this is one of the most beautiful i've seen. i always find great gifts here, the atmosphere is magical, the lights are amazing. to dodge the crowd come in the afternoon, in the morning there are a lof of tourists, in the evening a... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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93 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Disappointing! We visited Vienna nearly 20 years ago, thus we were looking forward to returning to the city we grew to love during that stay. The center of the city has become a tourist Mecca, companies pushing various attractions/tours at outrageous prices. The Christmas market was primarily food stands, thus if you're interested in purchasing or enjoying the market we... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We love this place so much especially for the fact that it was Christmas time and the area was buzzing with all sorts of flavors in the air. The Rathaus is absolutely stunning to look at at night with all the lights on it. This place is a very popular for both tourists and locals. The Gluhwein is also one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Just came back last week when Xmas decorations all out. Night view was stunning. At the day time there is a Xmas market which was okay been to better. Definitely worth seeing at night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Christmas Market but only if you go at quiet times. Saturday late afternoon was chaos, almost scarily large numbers of people cramming in to the lanes. It was impossible to get near the stalls far less buy anything. However at quiet times it is excellent, a great atmosphere and a wide range of christmassy and gift stuff and stalls selling... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Looking at all the fantastic buildings around this area we stumbled across a food fair which had filled the plaza with food stalls of many different nationalites. We sampled a number of different nibbles from around the world surrounded by Viennese historic sights.

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