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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

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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A fascinating stroll at Christmas

This Christmas Market is smaller than the one in Rathausplatz (Town Hall Square), yet I like this better. I went in the afternoon and the market was not as crowded as other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Christmas Market is smaller than the one in Rathausplatz (Town Hall Square), yet I like this better. I went in the afternoon and the market was not as crowded as other Christmas Market we went to, thus allow us to enjoy it more. We took the tour and went around the back to enjoy the view. By the time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

The palace tour really gives a glimpse into the lives of kings. I recommend getting the audio guide to get even more interesting bits of its history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Right outside the grand Palace of Vienna, stands the colourful Christmas Market in very large space with rows of delightful stuff to see and buy from. Local food, sweets, drinks are a must try for everyone who is visiting and buying fancy christmas stuff at reasonable rates is an additional advantage. The best part about this market is the way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

We booked a grand tour with an English guide and were escorted through the imperial chambers. The guide kept the tour very interesting by interspersing historical stories into the tour that connected to the art, furniture, and historical figures associated with the Royal Palace. If you have time to supplement a tour of the Royal Palace by visiting the palace... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

Nice experience but weather was too cold n wasn't the best for good photo-taking. Palace is magnificent , Neptune Fountain and Gloriette at the back of the palace. Around the palace are lined with sculptures, which represent deities and virtues.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Looked around the Palace and then the Christmas Market. Lovely surroundings. If you can find the sweet white steamed pudding in the market try it, as it is also very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

We chose to visit this Market in the morning (so we could spend the rest of the day at the Zoo in the same place), and it was a great idea. We had breakfast/lunch here, delicious food, not crowded at all, as it was still early. We had the opportunity to go around the little shops and enjoy everything. As... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

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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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.