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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.

Austrian Christmas Cookies © Austria Turismo
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, crafts and hot punch 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.

Christkindl Market Main Square
The scenery for the lovely Christkindl Market is the baroque main square. Here you will find handicrafts, warming drinks and delicious gingerbread.
Where: Main Square
When: 22nd November - 24th December 2014
Opening Hours: Daily: 10:00 a.m. - 08:00 p.m.

Christmas Market Volksgarten
The fairyland figures at the Linz Volksgarten do not only enchant children but also adults, making this the traditional family market. In addition you will find a wide selection of presents and local delicacies. A highlight is the nativity play. Every 30 mins from 03:00 - 08:00 p.m. there is a short performance with special effects and a classical music soundtrack.
Where: Volksgarten (near main station)
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.

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 the Christkindl Pilgramage Church. One of Austria's Small Historic Towns, Steyr is a harmonious symbiosis of a past rich in tradition and a pulsating modern lifestyle. Only 50 minutes by train from Linz, it is also very easy to get to.
Where: Steyr Old Town
When: 21st November - 31st December 2014
Opening Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 09:00 p.m.

For further information on Christmas Markets in Austria for UK visitors, please contact our Holiday Information Line:
UK: 0845 1011818 (local rate)
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