1. Panorama Christmas Market on the Hungerburg
November 16 to December 23, 2019
The highest Christmas market in Innsbruck may be small but, with its stunning panoramic views over the city, it’s quite magnificent. With the Hungerburgbahn funicular it’s just a 10-minute ride up from the city centre straight to the viewing point. If you fancy a bit of exercise, instead of returning on the Hungerburgbahn you can walk back down, but make sure you’re wearing sturdy shoes. The lovely walk takes you past the Alpine Zoo, and in about an hour you’ll find yourself at the St. Nikolaus Christmas market.
2. St. Nikolaus Christmas Market
November 22 to December 23, 2019
This small market in St. Nikolaus, Innsbruck's oldest district, is located on the north side of the River Inn and is just a few minutes from the Hungerburgbahn’s Löwenhaus station. The Christmas market is characterised by its atmospheric music, home-baked biscuits and a peaceful, homely atmosphere set against the backdrop of the colourful buildings along the River Inn.
3. Christmas Market on the Market Place
November 15 to December 23, 2019
This market brings a real sparkle to the eyes of the youngest visitors. Families appreciate the large range of attractions for children – from the puppet theatre, carousel and story time to the traditional Jaufenthal crib. The 15-metre high, sparkling Swarovski Christmas tree with the giant star on top shines out over the colourful market.
4. Christmas Market in the Old Town
November 15 to December 23, 2019
The city's oldest and largest Christmas market under the impressive, atmospherically lit Christmas tree in front of the Golden Roof has an irresistible nostalgic appeal. Beneath the ‘Milky Way’ people meet up to enjoy a mulled wine and cheese noodles. More than 70 stalls offer arts and crafts and Christmas tree decorations.
5. Christmas Market in Maria-Theresien-Strasse
November 25, 2019 to January 6, 2020
A sparkling avenue of crystal trees from the world leader in Christmas lights, with its headquarters in Innsbruck, frames the market in Maria-Theresien-Strasse where, as you would expect, you’ll find exceptional Christmas products from all over the world.
6. Wilten Christmas Magic
November 25 to December 21, 2019
This market offers a dazzling array of cultural items and regional food with an unmistakable Tyrolean flair. The delightful atmosphere of the Wiltener Platzl bathed in lantern light, with small independent shops and market stalls, makes the market a popular place to meet up after work for lots of Innsbruckers.
And if you walk on a little further to the foot of the Bergisel ski jump, you’ll come to the “Kaiser Christmas”, Innsbruck's most recent Christmas market. Traditional arts and crafts, creative children's programmes, local musicians and Christmas delicacies make this the perfect place to enjoy yourself at your leisure.
Must See: Light Show in the Imperial Palace
November 29, 2019 – January 20, 2020
A very special highlight enhances the pre-Christmas programme in Innsbruck when the inner courtyard of Innsbruck’s Imperial Palace provides a unique backdrop for audiovisual 3D light projections. Last year the Lightshow Max500 brought Emperor Maximilian I back to life, and this year it’s the mountains and the forces of nature which are to be the protagonists in a brilliant light spectacle. Impressive XXL-format effects allow visitors to immerse themselves in worlds of imagination. But if you’ve missed the Lightshow Max500, you can catch it this year because the new programme is being offered twice a day at 5.30 pm and 6.30 pm, and the end of the Maximilian anniversary year is being celebrated again with the lightshow Max500 at 7.30 pm.