I'm finally returning to Europe! I'm attending a conference in Vienna the last week of March, then heading to Katowice for a blitz research trip. I leave Vienna on March 27, and the direct train takes almost five hours to Katowice.
I realized last night that I'll be leaving Vienna the first day of the Easter Markets. I was wondering (mainly from Emily, to be honest ;-) ) what these markets were like. I enjoyed the one in Krakow. I ask because I can either take the 8ish train and arrive in Katowice around 1440, or take the 1430ish train and get to Katowice closer to 1900. Which is fine; I don't mind arriving in the evening. But it does mean the extra hassle of either storing my luggage at the Hauptbahnhof (which is newish? I've always used the Westbahnhof) or at the hotel and then backtracking, for a couple of hours at the markets. I glanced at the website last night, but didn't study it in detail. So, those who have been - Are the Vienna Easter Markets a worthwhile stop?