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The fragrance of gingerbread and Linzer Torte from the Christmas Markets, pastry shops and cafes, the lights of the city skyline combining old with new, and the enticements of shopping in the city of Linz all bring you that step closer towards Christmas Eve.
Stroll and saunter around town, buy beautiful Christmas presents and inhale the scent of Bratwürstel and mulled wine. The Linz Christmas Markets are a true festive highlight, held on the city's baroque main square and also in the Volksgarten. The Linz City Express takes you from one market to the next, so you can enjoy typical arts and crafts, hot punch, and performances by brass orchestras and choirs without having to walk far. Throughout December there are various performances by music groups, brass orchestras and choirs on the stages at the main square and at the Volksgarten.

Browse through our selection of market highlights and find more details on Advent in Linz on the Linz Tourism website.

Christkindl Market Main Square
The scenery for the lovely Christkindl market is the baroque main square. Here you will find typical arts and crafts, hot punch and delicious gingerbread.
Where: Main Square
When: 22nd November - 24th December 2014
Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 08:00 p.m., Sundays & Holidays: 11:00 a.m. - 08:00 p.m.

Christmas Market Volksgarten
The fairyland figures at the Linz Volksgarten do not only enchant children but also adults. In addition you will find a wide selection of presents and local delicacies. Furthermore evening rides are offered, where you can experience the charming atmosphere of the illuminated inner city.
Where: Volksgarten
When: 22nd November - 24th December 2014
Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday: 09:00 a.m. - 07:00 p.m., Sunday & Holidays: 10:00 a.m. - 07:00 p.m.

Creative Christmas Market
Handmade arts and crafts can be bought inside the Landhaus Courtyard in the heart of the historic quarter of Linz.
Where: Landhaus Courtyard
When: 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th, 13th, 14th December 2014
Opening Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 07:00 p.m.

Linz Cookie Market

Delicious homemade cookies from farmers all around Upper Austria are sold at the inner courtyard of Stadtbräu Josef, perfect as a pre-Christmas treat or gift for someone special. Gingerbread, Stollen, fruit bread, honey biscuits, Mostkekse, Bauernkrapfen or hot fruit juices are on offer. Or why not try a slice of traditional Linzer Torte.
Where: Stadtbräu Josef
When: 29th November and 6th, 8th, 13th, 20th December 2014
Opening Hours: 09:00 a.m. - 05:30 p.m.

Enjoy the atmosphere of Advent in Linz from the roof top terrace of the Passage Shopping Mall in the middle of Landstrasse.
Where: Passage Shopping Mall
When: 22nd November - 24th December 2014
Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday: 04:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Alpine Advent
Probably the most well-known Austrian Christmas market, the "Wolfgangseer Advent" visits the city centre of Linz. Transforming the streets for three days into an atmospheric Christmas village.
Where: Landstrasse
When: 6th, 7th, 8th November 2014
Opening Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 07:30 p.m.

Winter Market
Local craftsmen, artists and farmers offer their self-made local goods at the newly renovated square behind the parish church Linz.
Where: Pfarrplatz
When: 22nd November - 23rd December 2014
Opening Hours: Daily: 11:00 a.m. - 08:00 p.m.

Advent Market Pöstlingberg
Not only children are getting excited when visiting the landmark of Linz - the Pöstlingberg - which is overlooking the whole city. Following the ride up on the historic mountain tram Pöstlingbergbahn, the Christmas Markets and the pilgrimage basilica are in walking distance. 
Where: Pöstlingberg
When: 7th, 8th, 14th, 21st December 2014
Opening Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.

Christmas Market at the OÖ Kulturquartier
Traditional handmade arts and crafts at the Ursulinenhof.
Where: Ursulinenhof, Mozart courtyard
When: 5th, 6th, 7th December 2014
Opening Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.

Christmas in Steyr
Should you be staying in Linz, then the nearby town of Steyr is well worth a visit for the Old Town Christmas Market and Christkindl Pilgramage Church.
Where: Steyr Old Town
When: 21st November - 31st December 2014, 24th December closed
Opening Hours: daily from 11:00 a.m. - 09:00 p.m.



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