Am Hof

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Neighborhood: Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
How to get there
  • Herrengasse • 4 min walk
  • Stephansplatz • 6 min walk

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interceptpubs
Columbus, IN1,004 contributions
Making the rounds of the Christmas markets...
Nov 2019
We come to Vienna every year or so, usually in late November. A few years back we stumbled on our first Christmas market (various squares around the city have them, each with food and punch stands as well as stalls selling a variety of wares). This year, we stopped at this market sponsored by Radio Vienna. It took us a little bit of time to figure out how to get here from the nearest U-bahn station (Herrengasse), but eventually just followed people down a pedestrian alleyway that got us here.

Being early on a sunny Saturday afternoon, our first priority was getting some lunch - we got some sausage cooked to order and from another stand some käsespätzle. The sausage was pretty good, but the spätzle was a little on the bland side (could have used some more onion). We washed it all down with some orange punch (our usual flavor, but we hear that this market offers a Swiss pine punch that is also very good). Of course, we always keep the cup which is uniquely decorated for the particular market and dated (although sometimes you'll get a "vintage" cup leftover from a previous year).

After lunch, we strolled around looking at the clothes and handicrafts available from the various stalls and, of course, did some people watching (one of our favorite activities). Overall, we probably spent an hour or so here - a fun and little different way to see the locals having a good time.
Written March 6, 2020
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bb552015
Austin30 contributions
Wonderful EasterMarket
Apr 2019 • Family
I was here at Easter Week, and the Easter Market was really nice. There were tons of decorated eggs, mostly real eggshells, with so many different designs and paintings on them. There were also many craft booths with a big variety of items for sale, but mostly very nice booths and not as much junk as some places might have.
Written May 7, 2019
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letsdrinkwine
Cambridge, UK133 contributions
Square
Feb 2019 • Friends
It is a square, not much more. It is surrounded by quite nice buildings though and its own design is rather pleasant, so stop by and enjoy it when going through the Old Town.
Written March 7, 2019
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sm05060
4,679 contributions
Lovely little Christmas market
Dec 2018 • Couples
This square comes alive late November through December with the Weihnachtsmarkt Am Hof (advent Christmas market). It has a variety of stalls, handmade arts & crafts, Christmas gifts & souvenirs, decorations & of course local foods on offer. It's within walking distance of Graben st, St Stephen's cathedral, Hofburg palace & the larger Freyung Christmas market. Why not spend a few hours wandering the streets looking at the Christmas decorations, visiting the markets & tasting the local cuisine.
Written February 17, 2019
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Thomas E
Belfast, UK24 contributions
Antiques Market Am Hof.
Nov 2018 • Couples
The best time to visit this square is on a Saturday when there is a bustling antiques market with lots of quirky objects to browse.On the day we visited there was also a farmers market at nearby Freyung. From late November both these venues become Christmas markets.
Written November 7, 2018
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davidandmel
Birmingham, UK1,347 contributions
City square
Jul 2018 • Couples
A little off the beaten track but worth a look for its church, pretty old houses and Marys Column at the centre. If you are in the old town, you can easily stroll here.
Written August 10, 2018
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Jon M
Little Rock, AR6,674 contributions
The BEST Area
Jul 2018 • Couples
I think this is the best area to have an apartment in! Located steps from the city Centre, shops and eats you can’t beat the location!! Plenty to see and do in the neighborhood
Written July 17, 2018
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top-trippers
Heswall, UK537 contributions
Another quaint square and interesting history
Jun 2018 • Couples
Am Hof is the city’s largest enclosed square. Worth a quick stop if you are strolling round the inner City or Ringstrasse. It was formerly the site of a Roman garrison, jousting tournaments, market and place of execution. It is dominated by the Baroque church. At the centre of the square is a column capped by a statue of the Virgin Mary with a dragon pierced by an arrow. At each corner of the base, a cherub fights a beast that symbolizes an adversity: the lion (war); basilisk (plague); dragon (famine); and the serpent (heresy). Also check out the ornate palaces and houses.
Written July 11, 2018
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,093 contributions
Am Hof Square in Vienna
Mar 2018 • Couples
Am Hof is one of the oldest squares in Vienna with a history dating back to the Roman era when a garrison was located upon this location. In centuries past it was the also the location of 12th century castle grounds, a courtyard for jousting tournaments and a market square in more recent centuries.

Today, it is the sight of a large open public space with an interesting Mariensäule (Marian Column) monument and Kirche Am Hof (Church of the Nine Choirs of Angels) to visit. It is also the location of one of Vienna's annual Christmas Markets held each December.

You can find Am Hof Square in the 1st district of the Innere Stadt, a few minutes walk north of Michaelerplatz on Am Hof and Heidenschuß streets.
Written March 14, 2018
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Sharon_zz
Spain5,326 contributions
Charming Christmas Market
Dec 2017 • Friends
At a lovely square among the small alleys of Vienna Center, I came across Am Hof Christmas Market. At the beginning there was a stall with a huge selection of Sausages. Other vendors sold handicraft decorations, artisan jewelry, food and drinks, including the typical Christmas drink of "Glühwein". Am Hof is 2 minutes walking distance from St Stephan Cathedral.
Written January 13, 2018
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