Advent markets

Advent and Christmas markets

Salzburg and SalzburgerLand

Christkindl market at Domplatz square

With its more than 525-year history and around 100 exhibitors, the Salzburg Christkindlmarkt is one of the oldest and most beautiful Advent markets in the world. From 22 November to 26 December 2018, numerous national culture and traditional events enrich the Programme with free choir singing, trumpet fanfares and visits of the “Christkindl”. www.christkindlmarkt.co.at

Hellbrunn Advent Magic

The castle façade as a giant Advent calendar, 400 Christmas trees with 13,000 red balls and an eight-metre tall Christmas angel: The Hellbrunn Advent Magic opens a world full of magic and fantasy from 22 November to 24 December 2018. In the “Kinderweihnachtswelt” (“Children’s Christmas World”), children are enchanted during the lead-up to Christmas. www.hellbrunneradventzauber.at

Wolfgangsee Advent

The 11 metre high Advent candle of St. Gilgen, the comet of Strobl and the peace light lantern of St. Wolfgang show ships the way across Wolfgangsee lake. The view on the markets from the water is just as charming as the markets themselves. From 23 November to 23 December 2018, the magic of the Salzkammergut region will be unfolded here. www.wolfgangseer-advent.at

Salzburger Mountain Advent

The ambitious mountain advent in the Grossarl valley creates a conscious counter-world to the hectic prehistoric pastimes: On the four Advent weekends, visitors each Friday to Sunday enjoy the mysticism of the wintry mountain scenery and the special atmosphere with Krippenweg, Christmas forest, Engerl post office, Christkindwerkstatt, gingerbread and burnt almonds. www.grossarltal.info

St. Johann Light Advent

From 22 November to 23 December 2018, the illuminated Pongau Cathedral in St. Johann is the backdrop for the light Advent. Light installations, Pongau region delicacies, craftsmanship, lots of music and a stylish crystal lounge show visitors an Alpine Christmas wonderland, reminiscent of childhood dreams. www.licht-advent.at

Katschberg Advent Trail

“Christmas at 1,750 metres’ height” promise the seven-kilometre-long Katschberg Advent trail which can be hiked four times a week from 28 November to 23 December 2018. We ascend on the “Wichtelweg” or in the horse-drawn carriage. Untouched nature awaits us with music, Lungau region culinary treats and entertainment in the barns at various stations. www.katschberger-adventweg.at

 

 

Tirol

Innsbruck Christmas mountain festivities

From 15 November 2018 to 6 January 2019, the Innsbruck Christmas mountain festivities takes place every day from 11 am to 9 pm. A total of six Advent markets invite you to get together, stroll around and enjoy. The oldest Christmas market takes place in front of the Goldenes Dachl (the Golden Roof), the highest is at Hungerburg with a magnificent panoramic view of the city. Especially the advent market at the market place is a wonderful option for families. www.christkindlmarkt.cc

Kitzbühel Christmas market

From 28 November to 26 December 2018, the glamorous sports town Kitzbühel is all about peace and joy. The Programme highlight is the concert of the “Wiltener Sängerknaben” on 7 December 2018 from 4.30 till 6.00 pm. www.kitzbuehel.com

Tirolean mountain Christmas at Lake Achensee

If you want to learn more about old customs at Lake Achensee, you should visit the Tirolean mountain Christmas in Achenkirch from 24th of November to the 27th of December 2018. It takes place already for the 19th time in the historic Sixenhof, the Local History Museum Achental. Life-size figures, living animals, Alpine stories about the birth of Christ or the special fruit bread by the local bakers made the “Bergweihnacht” unforgettable in the centuries-old stable at Sixenhof. From November 2018 visitors can experience a special exhibition about the national singer Ludwig Rainer. Opening hours: Saturdays, Sundays and on public holidays from 1 till 5 pm. www.sixenhof.at 

Further highlights are the “Seeweihnacht” at Achensee, the Advent tour with the “Achenseeschiff” as well as the “Museumsweihnacht” at the Achensee Museum in Maurach. Please find more information here.

Advent market in Hall

An over-dimensional Advent calendar on the facades of the medieval town centre, Advent music with brass bands and choirs, as well as a delightful children’s programme with fairy tales, fire shows and handicraft workshops await visitors at the Advent market in Hall from 23 November to 24 December 2018. www.hall-wattens.at

Advent market and Christmas Magic in Kufstein

Visitors can experience the Advent season in a historial and specatcular ambience at the fortress in Kufstein. Traditions and nativeness are key at this Advent market and children can take part at the special Christmas bakeshop. The market is open every weekend during the Christmas season from 11 till 6 pm. Additionally, the Christmas market at the “Stadtpark” offers a varied programme for the entire family.

Mayrhofener Advent

The “Waldfestplatz” in Mayrhofen turns the Advent season into a very special experience. The focus is on traditions and ancient customs and regional specialities can be tasted at cozy fireplaces. The market is open every weekend in December as well as on 8 December 2018 from 5 till 9 pm.

Upper Austria

Wolfgangsee Advent

Since its premiere in 2003, the Wolfgangsee Advent has been one of the most beautiful Advent markets in Austria. You traverse the lake from one splendidly decorated Advent location to the next with the ships of the Wolfgangsee lake fleet. In St. Gilgen, Strobl and St. Wolfgang, a varied and enchanting offer with a total of 150 Advent huts, crafts, nativity exhibitions, local specialities, music events and angel studio with post office awaited visitors. From 23 November to 23 December 2018 and New Year’s Eve market. www.wolfgangseer-advent.at

Castles Advent Traunsee

At Seeschloss Ort and Landschloss Ort in Gmunden, the central focus points of the Christmas exhibition are the artistic exhibits and handcrafts of about 130 exhibitors. Visitors can watch the production and find wonderful Christmas gifts here. The programme is rounded off with daily concerts by singers and music groups from the region. Open from 23 November to 16 December 2018 on Fridays (1 pm to 7 pm), on Saturdays and Sundays (11 am to 7 pm). www.schloesseradvent.at

Advent in Mondsee

The St. Michael’s Basilica in Mondsee is a unique Baroque jewel and the sparkling centre of the “Advent in Mondsee”. Directly in front of its imposing portal, the beautifully decorated forecourt is all about the culinary specialities of the Mondsee lake region. In the impressive cloister of the former monastery, exhibitors from the region present local crafts such as ceramics, jewellery, lambskin products and much more. From 30 November to 23 December 2018 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. mondsee.salzkammergut.at

Ischl craftsmen Christmas market

The former, splendid drinking hall in the centre of Bad Ischl is an architectural jewel from the early 19th century. Every year in Advent, it houses the traditional “Christkindlmarkt der Ischler Handwerker” (Ischl craftsmen Christmas market). From 23 November to 20 December 2018, local traders present their products here every day, such as hats, clothes and wooden art. badischl.salzkammergut.at

“Old Town Steyr” Advent market

The traditional Advent market took place daily from 23 November to 23 December 2018 (11 am to 9 pm) on the historic town square of the Christ Child city of Steyr. One of the special highlights of the ‘Christkindlstadt’ Christmas programme was the “Schmiedeweihnacht” on the 8th and 9th of December 2018. On Friday 7th December 2018, blacksmiths will be celebrated! Then 40 blacksmiths from the region show their unique craft at the open fire. Other special features are the Advent brass band and the Steyr Christ Child. www.christkindlregion.com

Christmas market promenade in Steyr

Around 30 exhibitors on the promenade pamper visitors from 23 November to 23 December 2018 from Friday to Sunday and on 22 & 23 December with culinary delicacies such as local gnocchi, raclette bread, Ischl gingerbread, potato locks, waffles, pine schnapps, Christmas cider, punch and mulled wine. The finely-selected assortment surely also includes a few Christmas gifts, such as honey products or candles from beeswax. www.christkindlregion.com

Advent in the Innviertel region

Atmospheric Advent and Christmas markets, tempting aromas emerging from the Christmas bakeries, lively traditions from the Krampus Run to Advent singing and historical handcrafts. Advent in the Innviertel region is a time for reflection with many festive events. An overview of the most important Advent events in the region can be found at www.advent-im-innviertel.at.

 

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