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JANUARY 25 – MARCH 10, 2013

Vienna is nothing if not romantic, and that fairytale sparkle of possibility and magic comes truly alive in the cold month of January, when the square in front of the city hall is transformed into a vast, gleaming ice rink.

At night, colored lights illuminate the glittering ice and the magnificent Rathaus, and skaters are accompanied by waltz tunes as they sweep and curve and twirl their partners across the frosted square. The ice rink stays open until early March and is a spectacularly romantic way to spend an evening in this beautiful city.