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Thank you for visiting our Christmas Market 2013. We wish you a very happy 2014!

Dictionary of craft terms – what is raku?

Glaze with craquelé Raku (japanese: joy) is originally Japanese pottery, that was produced for the tea ceremony.
Originating in Kyoto it has been produced there since the the 16th century. Besides tea bowls, incense burners, tea containers, vases and water jugs are made using this technique.

The glazed pottery is removed from the kiln in a red hot state using long tongs. Due to thermal shock fine cracks appear on the surface of the glaze, so called craquelé. The pot is then put into a container or hole in the ground with material that will burn. This burns immediately when the pot is placed on it. After a short while the air is cut off using a tight lid and this leads to a reduction atmosphere. Unglazed parts und the craquelé become saturated with carbon and turn black or silver grey.

Especially for Kids

Heinzi Reaches Out for the StarsInside the Himmelszelt (Heavenly Tent), “Heinzi Reaches Out for the Stars” again this year. On alternative dates, the Fairy-tale Witch will read her stories or The Magic Juggler will present his astonishing feats:
MON, TUE 4:00 p.m. Heinzi Reaches Out for the Stars
WED, THU 4:00 p.m. The Magic Juggler
FRI, SAT, SUN 4:00 p.m. The Fairy-tale Witch

Lost & Found CarouselThe Karussell der Fundgegenstände (Lost & Found Carousel) is pedaled into motion by visitors again.
Daily from 12:00 noon

Draisinen ExpressDraisinen Express, another muscle-powered vehicle, runs laps on its track in the pond.
Daily from 12:00 noon

Pony RidesAs the Pond is in use, Pony Rides are available this year next to the Carousel (in front of the entrance to the Wien Museum).
Daily from 12:00 noon

LamasAmadeus and Diego, our good-natured Lamas, are again looking forward to taking a relaxed walk around the Christmas Market.
FRI, SAT, SUN, 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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