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Burgenland’s Christmas Markets

One of the most attractive and effective ways to enjoy the icy cold of winter is by heating up one’s hands around a hot mug of Christmas punch. Visit one of Burgenland’s many Christmas markets and become enchanted by the pre-Christmas spirit. Have some roasted chestnuts and choose from an abundance of handmade, traditional crafts.

Esterhazy Castle © Schloss Esterhazy, Esterhazy Privatstiftung Adelhofer
Esterhazy Castle © Schloss Esterhazy, Esterhazy Privatstiftung Adelhofer
Lockenhaus castle © Burg Lockenhaus, ritterburg.at
Lockenhaus castle © Burg Lockenhaus, ritterburg.at
Halbturn Castle © Burgenland Tourismus
Halbturn Castle © Burgenland Tourismus
Burgenland offers many attractive ways to enjoy winter, and one of the most traditional ways is visiting the Christmas markets. When the days become shorter and the icy wind sweeps across the land, and the first snowflakes fall from the sky, then an especially romantic time begins in Burgenland. Festively lit up Christmas markets open up everywhere.

Town squares and castle courtyards spread the pre-Christmas spirit, and the seductive scents of gingerbread, punch, and roasted chestnuts fill the air. The Christmas markets of Burgenland are unique due to the handmade gifts and traditional artisan craftwork like broom making and basket weaving that can be found here, as well as the regional savory delicacies served in addition to the well-known sweet ones. Most castles such as Esterhazy, Halbturn and Lockenhaus open up their courtyards for these markets, allowing visitors to take in the festive markets and majestic castles all at once.

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