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Christmas Markets in Linz

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.

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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 Mozart Courtyard in the heart of the historic quarter of Linz.
Where: Mozart Courtyard
When: 7rd, 8th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21th December 2014
Opening Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 07:00 p.m.

Linz Cookie Market
Delicious homemade cookies are sold at the Stadtbräu Josef, perfect as a pre-Christmas treat or gift for someone special. Or why not try a slice of traditional Linzer Torte.
Where: Stadtbräu Josef
When: 29th November and 6th, 13th, 20th December 2014
Opening Hours: 09:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.

Enjoy the atmosphere of Advent in Linz from the terrace on the 3rd floor of the Passage Shopping Mall.
Where: Passage Shopping Mall
When: 22nd November - 24th December 2014
Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday: 04:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Medieval Christmas Market
Visitors can enjoy music, traditional dances, stories, puppets and fire spectacles from the Middle Ages. Leave the stress behind you and immerge into long forgotten times. You can also look over handcrafters' shoulders such as blacksmiths, bow-makers and beemasters. Meals and beverages are served at taverns.
Where: Bergschlößl
Opening Hours: Friday: 03:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Saturday: 12:00 noon - 10:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 07:00 p.m.

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

Advent Market at the Church St. Peter
In addition to the market, St. Nikolaus will visit the children and families on 6th December at 05:00 p.m.
Where: Church St. Peter
Opening Hours: Saturday: 04:00 p.m. - 08:00 p.m., Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m., Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

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.