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Christmas Market on Rathausplatz

Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 1 | Town hall Vienna, Vienna, Austria
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Romantic Vienna lights up in Advent with the scent of glühwein hanging over the Rathausplatz Christkindlmarkt set against the lovely backdrop of the Neo-Gothic town hall. Here more than 150 wooden stalls offer yuletide gifts – from handmade wooden toys to lavish tree decorations and Christmas candles – lights are strung across the square and nativity stories are read each evening. Food vendors offer Viennese specialities from smoked sausages to apple strudels and spicy punch, there are carol concerts around the Christmas tree and train rides on the Christkindl Express in the Rathauspark.
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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Vienna Christmas market is the best I have seen in Europe. Very famous and beautiful. In front of the city hall in city centre. The greatest christmas market in vienna and of course most visited

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

The Christmas Market (Christkindlmarkt) on Rathausplatz in Vienna is a great Christmas Market and certainly the best in Vienna. The stalls at the various Christmas Markets do not really differ and you can buy the same trinkets and food at all of them, so you...More

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Unbelievable food and crafts. Crowded on weekends but not bad during the week. Lit up beautifully at night. On a cold day try a hot Gluhwein (Hot spiced wine)

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Went here in December for the xmas market and found it great, the many of the various stalls you would expect, with drinks and food, it was better than we expected and will return this december for a rerun.

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Reviewed February 8, 2018

I had first visited the Christmas Markets in Colmar, France, Strasbourg, France, Lucerne, Switzerland and Salzburg, Austria. While I think this Market was better than those in the last two locations, it didn't compare to those in the first two. Particularly in terms of the...More

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Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

the place were crowded on Sundays but then i felt the spirit of Christmas while walking around and enjoying the view of the beautiful trees full of nicely designed lights, the christmas stalls with christmas decors displayed, the smell of the foods, the hot drinks...More

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Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

Christkindlmarkt is the biggest and most popular Christmas market in Vienna. You’ll find all sorts of stalls selling Christmas ornaments/Knick knacks, journals, soaps, candles, and of course all of the food stalls with mulled wine, chocolate, pastries, and bratwurst, just to name a few. It’s...More

Thank Melanie T
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

The Viennese Christkindlmarkt at the Town Hall was the cherry on top of our two weeks' driving around the German and Austrian Christmas markets They do it so so well in Vienna; we were there on the 23rd December, the last day really before Christmas...More

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Reviewed January 12, 2018

This market pretty sums up all the rest of the Christmas markets that we visited in when in Vienna. It has a lot of authentic stands and also some traditional food. you can find an ice Rink when the weather is cold enough, also some...More

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Reviewed January 11, 2018

We came to Vienna in order to see the lovely Christmas markets of the city. The city hall market is no doubt the best. They have here more than 130 vendors with the most beautiful Works of art. We enjoyed some hot wine called: "Glühwein".

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solarpanel
November 28, 2017|
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Response from Mlarsen880 | Reviewed this property |
The market should be open on those two days, but closed very soon afterward. Some shops may be open Christmas. Day. I did not notice many window notices of Christmas closure but it was probably too early. There are at least... More
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sthtravels
November 6, 2017|
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This market is open from mid November until 26th December (17. November bis 26. Dezember 2017 daily open, So-Do von 10:00 - 21:30 Uhr Fr-Sa von 10-22 Uhr) BR J
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Tabatha W
April 15, 2017|
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Response from Fzedlach | Reviewed this property |
Just to clarify, many of these Christmas Markets actually open in November, including this one.
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