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Christmas Markets in Salzburg & SalzburgerLand

The pealing of countless church bells reminds us that Christmas is near, and the Salzburg Christmas markets will fill you with warmth as you look out to the city's snow-covered roofs, domes and towers.

It is the season for a romantic walk across the city's hilltops, affording a breathtaking view of the city. After descending back down to town, the merry bustle of the Salzburg Christmas market touches all. The smell of punch and toasted almonds, hot roasted chestnuts and freshly baked apples envelopes your nose, and the vendors' gingerbread hearts, nativity figures, Christmas tree ornaments, toys and snug knitwear are irresistible.

Christmas Markets

Salzburg Christmas Market © Österreich Werbung / Bryan Reinhart Salzburg Christmas Market © Österreich Werbung / Bryan Reinhart

Salzburg's Christmas Market

Salzburg's Christmas Market, mentioned as far back as the 15th century, is located at the foot of the Hohensalzburg fortress and around the venerable Cathedral of Salzburg. An extensive programme of events such as choral singing in front of the cathedral, "Turmblasen" (wind instruments) on Residenz Square and nativity exhibits in the Residenz courtyard await you.

Where: On Cathedral and Residenz Square, in Salzburg's historic city centre.
When: 21nd November - 26th December 2019
Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-8.30pm; Fridays and December 7th 10am-9pm; Saturdays and holidays 9am-9pm; Sundays 9am-8.30pm; 24th December 9am-3pm; 25th - 26thDecember 11am-6pm

www.christkindlmarkt.co.at

Magical christmas time in Hellbrunn © SalzburgerLand Tourismus / Roland Zauner Magical christmas time in Hellbrunn © SalzburgerLand Tourismus / Roland Zauner

Advent Magic in Hellbrunn

A courtyard, a path lined by torches and an oversized Advent calendar are part of the Hellbrunner Adventzauber. Romantic booths, tempting treats and pre-Christmas gift ideas add to the charming atmosphere. Children can enjoy a sledge ride drawn by real reindeer, and an exciting entertainment programme between the orangery and the park will assure festive Advent afternoons at Hellbrunn Palace for all.

Where: In Hellbrunn Courtyard
When: 21nd November - 24th December 2019
Opening times: Monday - Friday 1pm - 8pm; Saturday, Sunday, holidays 10am - 8pm; 24th December 10am - 2pm
How to get there: 20 minutes on Bus 25 from Salzburg city centre, included in the Salzburg Card.

www.salzburg.info

Adventsingen-Salzburg © Salzburger Heimatwerk Adventsingen-Salzburg © Salzburger Heimatwerk

Christmas Market on Mirabell Square

The Christmas Market on Mirabell Square has become a centre of attraction for young and old over the last few years. Culinary delicacies, mulled wine and lovingly decorated stalls invite visitors to stop and browse. This centrally located market is easily accessed opposite the bus stop and car park and just a few minutes' walk from the train station.

Where: Mirabell Square, Goethestraße
When: 21nd November - 24th December 2019
Opening hours: Sunday - Thursday 10am - 8pm; Friday - Saturday 10am - 9pm; 24th December 10am - 3pm

www.salzburg.info

Kirche St. Leonhard © Tourismusverband Forstau Kirche St. Leonhard © Tourismusverband Forstau

Advent Market St. Leonhard

The Advent Market St. Leonhard is located near the pilgrimage church. Try out the traditional gingerbread, roasted chestnuts, punch and children's bakery, and be inspired by the array of tasteful gifts on display. There is also an entertainment programme with brass bands and Advent events.
Where: Next to St. Leonhard Pilgrimage Church
When: Every weekend during advent from 30th November until 22th December 2019
Opening hours: Saturdays 2pm-7pm; Sundays 11am-7pm

www.salzburg.info

Weihnachten in Salzburg © Viatges Alemany Weihnachten in Salzburg © Viatges Alemany

Advent Market in the Hohensalzburg Fortress Courtyard

Featuring local arts and crafts, charming gifts, Christmas treats and a lively social programme. With the Salzburg Card you have free entrance to the fortress, from where you will enjoy great views of the city.
Where: Fortress Hohensalzburg
When: 30th November - 23rd December 2019
Opening hours: 11am-7pm

www.salzburg-burgen.at

Salzburg Christmas Market © Österreich Werbung / Bryan Reinhart Salzburg Christmas Market © Österreich Werbung / Bryan Reinhart

More Christmas markets in Salzburg & SalzburgerLand

When: 21nd November 2019 – 6th January 2020;
Sunday – Thursday: 10.30am – 7pm, Friday – Saturday: 10.30am – 8.30pm;
24th and 31st December 10.30am – 3pm
1st to 6th January: daily 11.00 am – 18.00 pm

St. Gilgen and Strobl
When: 22.11. – 22.12.2019, Thursday – Sunday
And 26. – 31.12.2019, New Year's Markets 1 pm – 6pm
St. Wolfgang
When: 22.11. – 22.12.2019 daily
26. – 31.12.2019, New Year's Market 1 – 6pm
Adventmarkt in Salzburg © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Weinhäupl Adventmarkt in Salzburg © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Weinhäupl

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When: 29th November - 22nd December 2019, Friday - Sunday
  30th November - 27th December 2019, Saturday and Sunday 3.30 pm - 8.30 pm; 26th and 27th December 3.30 pm - 8.30 pm
  The 6 villages of the Region Fuschlsee
When:
23rd November to 30th December 2019
 

Advent Music in Salzburg

Panoramaaufnahme Salzburger Adventsingen © Salzburger Adventsingen Panoramaaufnahme Salzburger Adventsingen © Salzburger Adventsingen

Salzburg Advent Festival

Year after year, nearly 200 participants on stage and behind the scenes of the Large Festival Hall make sure that the Salzburg Advent Festival lives up to its outstanding reputation. An intimate, unforgettable event that has become a fixture of Salzburg's Christmas line-up.
Where: Scenic oratorio at the Great Festival Hall, Residenzplatz
When: 30th November-2nd December; 7th-9th December; 14th-16th December 2018
on Fridays at 7.30pm, on Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm and 5pm

www.salzburgeradventsingen.at

Chor beim Salzburger Adventsingen © Salzburger Adventsingen Chor beim Salzburger Adventsingen © Salzburger Adventsingen

Salzburger Advent

The programme of the Salzburger Advent at St. Andrew's Church will take you on a contemplative journey back to the Christmas of your childhood. A memorable Advent experience for every generation with over one hundred performers. Lovingly staged and presented.
Where: St. Andrew's Church on Mirabell Square
When: 22nd November - 23rd December 2018, detailed programme shown on their website

www.salzburg.info

Advent in the Salzburg Province

the swimming christmasmarket on the lake Wolfgang © Wolfgangsee Tourismus Gesellschaft / Savel Alexander the swimming christmasmarket on the lake Wolfgang © Wolfgangsee Tourismus Gesellschaft / Savel Alexander

Advent at Lake Wolfgangsee

Not far from the city of Salzburg you will find the beautiful Lake Wolfgang. The peaceful glow of lanterns across the water draws guests from near and far to the Wolfgangseer Advent. There is a joyful anticipation of Christmas and visitors are able to experience fascinating customs still in practice today. Take, for example, the Advent candles that light up St. Gilgen from 4pm onwards, or the special festive boat trips that take you to St. Wolfgang.
Where: St. Gilgen, Strobl and St. Wolfgang
How to get there: Bus 150 departing from in front of Salzburg's main railway station takes you to the town of St. Gilgen more or less every 50 minutes.

www.wolfgangseer-advent.at

Silent night chapel in Oberndorf © SalzburgerLand Tourismus Silent night chapel in Oberndorf © SalzburgerLand Tourismus

"Silent Night" Town Oberndorf

Not only the unique ambience, but also the craftwork fascinates visitors at the Christmas Market in front of the world famous Silent Night Chapel where the Christmas carol was born. Admire the wood carvings and hand-made decorations while listening to Christmas music with mulled wine and roasted chestnuts.
Where: Silent Night Chapel
When: 24th December 2018 at 5pm
How to get there: The regional train S1 or S11 from Salzburg takes you to Oberndorf in 25 minutes.

www.stillenacht.info

Salzburg's Christmas markets

  • Salzburg Christmas Market © Österreich Werbung / Bryan Reinhart Salzburg Christmas Market © Österreich Werbung / Bryan Reinhart
  • Magical christmas time in Hellbrunn © SalzburgerLand Tourismus / Roland Zauner Magical christmas time in Hellbrunn © SalzburgerLand Tourismus / Roland Zauner
  • Silent night chapel in Oberndorf © SalzburgerLand Tourismus Silent night chapel in Oberndorf © SalzburgerLand Tourismus
  • the idyllic christmas market at lake Wolfgang © Wolfgangsee Tourismus Gesellschaft / Savel Alexander the idyllic christmas market at lake Wolfgang © Wolfgangsee Tourismus Gesellschaft / Savel Alexander
  • the swimming christmasmarket on the lake Wolfgang © Wolfgangsee Tourismus Gesellschaft / Savel Alexander the swimming christmasmarket on the lake Wolfgang © Wolfgangsee Tourismus Gesellschaft / Savel Alexander

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