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"Rathausplatz Weihnachtsmarkt" Altes Rathaus - City Hall Tip by morgenhund

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The Rathausplatzweihnachtsmarkt is the biggest one - although possibly not the best. It is certainly though the more touristy one of all. There are a large number of stands selling, jewellery, picture frames, toys, chocolates, balloons and of course the Punsch stands.

The process for buying Punsch is the same at all Christmas markets - you pay a deposit for a cup, which you pay with your first drink. Thereafter you can take the cup back to any stand or have a refill. A lot of people tend to take the mugs home with them (hence the necessity of the deposit - this year it is €2). There are also a number of fairground style roundabouts and rides for children - for whom wandering through the hordes is not the funnest experience.

From twilight on the market is usually packed with people - regardless of what day of the week You are advised to take good care of your personal possessions - there are apparently pick-pictures circulating and the densely crowded square is a perfect haven for them.

Address: Rathausplatz, A-1010 Wien
Directions: Between Marc-Aurel-Straße & Stoß im Himmel
Phone: +43 1 5352663

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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