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Christmas Market on Rathausplatz

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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...more
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very crowded, didn't like that there were English Christmas carols since the Germans also have nice carols, the prices are very high, for example, a tree globe is 14 euro, a small nutcracker is 45 euro, the hot wine is 9 euro per cup ,a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank martha gloria p
Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm no expert on Christmas Markets and my trip to Vienna was my first foray into this sector with the Market at Rathausplatz being the first on many over the weekend. It's big and varied with loads of stalls and plenty of eating and drinking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank johnN1203XR
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere and lovely food stalls. Mulled wine and huge pretzels, carousels and ice rinks. Everything for everyone

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Paul Valentin M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Make this visit at night for spectacular lights, wall-to-wall people watching and ice skating! The shops are numerous although there are duplicates. During the day it is easy to shop as the crowds are thin, but you miss out on the lights. Easy access via...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Greg K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice Christmas Market. We went just after dark, lots of families, great food, and mulled wine, also ice skating. Would be even better with more music.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 2boomerstravel
Reviewed 4 days ago

This Christmas market at the Rathaus is very large. There is a big ice skating circuit next to it as well as some clever nativity scenes using original photos of old buildings to create the nativity scenes. The lights are terrific and include some attractive...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank evisonn
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A great experience. Beautiful setting with a stunning backdrop. Character, choice and Christmas cheer.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AlanThreadgold2014
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was so crowded by tourists that it was difficult to walk. Due to the crowd it was not possible to have a look at the offer. It's missing the charm and filing.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Andrejamold
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just home from a trip to Vienna we visited many markets but this one was was the best . A lovely Christmas market with lots of beautiful local craft would certainly recommend it . Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gannyr
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful Christmas Market i ever seen. There is a section for adult to browse around. Also a section for children to ice-skate and play.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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 centre. The
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4 December 2018|
Response from ZCsilla | Reviewed this property |
Hello, a cup of mulled wine and punsch is about 3,5 - 4 EUR. You have to buy a mug (4 EUR) but it is a deposit so if you don't want to take it home, you can return it. We didn't eat there but I think the pretzel is also... More
5 October 2018|
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Response from Paul S |
Book now for e16 and other top restaurants. Not sure if cafe central open 25 give them a call, be prepared to queue around lunchtime.
5 October 2018|
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Response from Jeanine v | Reviewed this property |
The Christmas Market is free to enter and no tickets are required. Make sure you have cash on hand, as some vendors do not accept cards. Austrians celebrate Christmas on the December 24th, so most restaurants have limited... More