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The biggest Christmas market

If you're visiting Vienna for the Christmas experience then this should be your first stop. It's huge and with dozens of stalls selling everything from candles to decorations to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're visiting Vienna for the Christmas experience then this should be your first stop. It's huge and with dozens of stalls selling everything from candles to decorations to toys, many food and drink stalls inbetween them too. Souvenirs and decorations are expensive for what you get and most things can be found in the other markets (and souvenir shops)... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited the Christmas market here on Saturday evening. Huge numbers of stalls selling the usual Christmas gifts, decoration and food & drink. A lovely setting with the Rathaus beautifully lit and a large Christmas tree in front. There is an ice rink too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited at night while the Christmas market was going on. It was a beautiful scene with the vendor stalls decorated in greenery and lights with he Rathaus in the back all lit up. Beside the food and crafts, there was the biggest iceskating rink I've ever seen. They apparently converted the park paths into ice and they even had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

During Christmas period this place has one of the biggest and best Christmas markets. Excellent for adults and kids this year they have an ice skating ring!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came to Vienna to visit xmas market in front of Rathausplatz, Pretty setting with large skating rink around front and very nice Gluhwein to walk around market. This was in china cups as opposed to plastic ones where you burn your hands trying to walk around. Plenty of festive treats to explore and all in front of an impressive building.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rathaus is beautiful, yes. However the platz here is full of one of the best Christmas markets we've seen in Europe so far (up there with Nuremberg). The Rathaus towers overhead, there are hundreds of booths, live music, some kind of children's play area, an ice-skating track through the wooded areas around the platz... We were impressed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very beautiful building in the middle of the city. the details in the building are astonishing, you can take a while to absorb everything in this arquitecture masterpiece. The only sad side was that they had the circus in the square in front of the townhall giving it a bit of a weird contrast.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rauthaus is the city hall for vienna. It is extremely beautiful and should be seen during the day and night. It is well lit up during the evenings. During the christmas there is market set up right outside the rathaus.We went in the end of Oct and they were already preparing for the market!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rathaus is magnificent - with many elements and details. It's very beautiful with the Christkindlmarkt in front of it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the summer they have movies projected on the Rathaus (with a screen hanging in front of course). Have seen Amadeus and The Wall there. They have a large area set up with food and drinks in front as well. In the winter they have skating trails through the gounds which is neat. They also have the food and drink... More 

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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.
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