From what I understood Vielen Dank is the somewhat more formal version of thank you. I've seen Vielen Dank euch allen a couple of times before, but I don't understand what the euch is adding, instead of just saying Vielen Dank allen to say thank you everybody for exemple?

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Vielen Dank euch allen.

euch is the dative form of the personal pronoun 2nd person plural. The expression means "Thanks a lot to you all".

Your suggestion

Vielen Dank allen.

is not idiomatic in German.

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    However you could say Ich danke allen, which uses the verb danken. Commented May 19, 2022 at 15:38
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    I'd also add Vielen Dank an alle. Commented May 19, 2022 at 18:04
  • Is "Vielen Dank allen" even grammatical?
    – Spencer
    Commented May 19, 2022 at 20:31
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    @Spencer: Where do you draw the line between "ungrammatical" and "unidiomatic"?
    – Jonathan Herrera
    Commented May 19, 2022 at 20:44
  • In case it's not obvious, you'd only use euch if it's people you're on du terms with, otherwise Ihnen.
    – RDBury
    Commented May 20, 2022 at 0:15

First off: "Vielen Dank allen." is indeed correct.

It is an ellipse of an old construct:

Dank sei + Dativ

For instance Dank sei dem Herrn ....

@Spencer, @Sonyfreak:

Vielen Dank allen, die geholfen haben.

Is indeed correct. "Dank" is not a verb here but - see above - a noun and the complete (today not used any more) phrase would be:

Vielen Dank sei allen, ...

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