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Christmas market trip...Vienna or Salzburg ?

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Christmas market trip...Vienna or Salzburg ?

This will be our only trip to the area for Xmas markets...it's impossible for us to travel before Xmas but we caught a rare break this year...we are starting in Munich then chose vienna despite the four hour train ride....now I'm wondering if Salzburg which is closer is a better choice... Remember this is our only opportunity to see this...is the travel time to Vienna worth it? Thanks

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1. Re: Christmas market trip...Vienna or Salzburg ?

Vienna is totally worth the 4 hour train ride (and more). Many, Many things to see and do besides the Christmas Markets. There are many smaller markets scattered throughout the city along with the larger markets at Schonbrunn and Rathaus. Search the forum for Christmas Markets - tons of great advice has been given the last few months regarding the markets.

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2. Re: Christmas market trip...Vienna or Salzburg ?

You wouldn't be disappointed with either Vienna or Salzburg. Vienna is just more dedicated to the Christmas Market stuff.

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4. Re: Christmas market trip...Vienna or Salzburg ?

The Vienna Christmas market may be bigger than that of Salzburg, if size matters to you.

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5. Re: Christmas market trip...Vienna or Salzburg ?

"The Vienna Christmas market may be bigger......" Well there are several in central Vienna from huge to quite intimate.

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6. Re: Christmas market trip...Vienna or Salzburg ?

I'd say it depends on how much time you have for either Vienna or Salzburg. If you have just one or two days, Salzburg might be more rewarding keeping in mind the time spent on the train. If you have three days or more, I'd go for Vienna as you'll then be able to appreciate the much wider choice of quite different Christmas markets, museums etc.

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7. Re: Christmas market trip...Vienna or Salzburg ?

Thank you for your suggestions. My thinking is if this is one time thing then waste the time on the train and see vienna at Xmas

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