Enjoy Christmas Markets and Advent Season

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Christmas is the most contemplative time of the year, when you want to enjoy the peace and quiet before the holiday rush to the fullest.With our wide range of offers, you will get into the Christmas spirit. Relax and enjoy the Advent season with your loved ones!

The most beautiful Christmas markets

Salzburg Christkindl Market

A visit to the original Salzburg Christkind
Adventmarkt Salzburg Stadt

Steeped in tradition, the Salzburg Christkindl Market, one of Austria’s most famous Christmas markets, sets Salzburg’s lovely historic Old Town aglow. Special handmade gifts and original Christmas decorations are found in lovingly decorated stands. Hold on, what was that? Golden glitter and little bells that softly ring…the Christkind and angels must be close by. You can meet them in person every Wednesday and Sunday in Advent. While you keep an eye out for charming figures, try some delicious lebkuchen, roasted almonds, hot punch and aromatic mulled wine.

Christkindlemarkt Dornbirn

Ice princesses and gourmets
Sie sehen den Christkindlemarkt in Dornbirn in der Abenddämmerung mit festlich geschmückten Häusern und Eislaufplatz

Bright lights meet the scent of fir trees: In Austria’s western most federal state, Vorarlberg, the Dornbirn Christmas market creates a magical atmosphere. Visible from afar, the large Christmas tree sparkles and twinkles on Dornbirn’s Market Square. Skate around the ice rink next to it for a clear view of the tree as well as the many festively decorated Advent stands with their fine products and delicious treats. Young visitors are welcome at the baking and crafts workshop in the parish park, and whoever is looking for a few Christmas presents should take a stroll through the arts and crafts market in the city museum. Gourmet tip: You simply have to taste the special strong cheeses of Vorarlberg. The cheese spaetzle here are a dream!

Hellbrunn Adventzauber

A fairy-tale Christmas market with a historic backdrop

Hellbrunn Adventzauber is an enchanting Christmas market in Hellbrunn Palace at the gates of Salzburg’s Old Town. From 23 November to 24 December, the 24 windows in the facade of the palace are transformed into an oversized Advent calendar. In front of the palace, there is a fairy-tale forest of 700 conifers decorated with 10,000 red ball ornaments and strings of lights that illuminate the entire grounds at night. The lovingly decorated stands offer artisanal treasures, handmade gifts and culinary delicacies.

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Innsbruck Mountain Christmas

Christmas magic in the Old Town

Six Christmas markets, over 200 stands and a 14-meter tall Christmas tree full of crystals – if you want to experience Advent in Tyrol, you have a great number of options at Innsbruck Mountain Christmas from the Golden Roof to Hungerburg to Emperor’s Christmas on Bergisel hill. The city’s oldest and largest Christmas market offers pure nostalgia under the mighty Christmas tree in front of the Golden Roof. More than 70 stands offer crafts, woolen goods and Christmas tree decorations. In Kiebachgasse, which becomes a street populated by fairy-tale characters and giants during Advent, visitors are whisked away into another world. Young and old will marvel at the 14-meter high Christmas tree decorated with Swarovski crystals on the Marktplatz square, and in Maria Theresien Street, Christmas market visitors are greeted by a large number of small trees packed with tiny lights.

Lake Wolfgang Advent

Where the lake is aglow with the spirit of Christmas!
Schwimmende Kerze beim Wolfgangseer Advent im Salzkammergut

Experience the unique ambience of a picturesque lake during Lake Wolfgang Advent. The villages St. Wolfgang, Strobl and St. Gilgen are festively decked out and the water reflects the many lights. One special feature of Lake Wolfgang Advent is the wood boathouses on the water that are connected to the shore via a small walkway. They are unique in the Salzkammergut region. You can enjoy regional arts and crafts and typical regional delicacies or take them home as a gift for your loved ones. The swimming procession of lights on Lake Wolfgang is an unforgettable high point that enhances the romantic atmosphere of this market.

Sie sehen den Grazer Hauptplatz im Winter im Advent. JUFA Hotels bieten Ihnen einzigartige Urlaubserlebnisse.

Christmas markets in Graz

12 x Christmas cheer in the Styrian capital

In Graz, Advent is the fifth season of the year! In the charming capital of Styria, we celebrate Advent on foot. All twelve Advent markets are within walking distance of each other.

The famous ice nativity scene in the Landhaus courtyard draws visitors from within Austria and abroad to the romantic Old Town, where roasted chestnuts, hot punch and delicious treats make the holiday season more pleasant. From the traditional Advent village on the main square to the arts and crafts markets on Mehlplatz and Glockenspielplatz to the design market in the Joanneum Quarter, there’s something for everyone. The Aufsteirern Christmas market in the casemates on Schlossberg hill is one of a kind. Starting on 18 November and lasting five weekends, this large Christmas market features folk traditions, arts and crafts and typical Styrian Christmas treats. The nostalgic Schlossberg funicular is a relaxing way to reach the top of Schlossberg hill, where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the festively decorated city—now you’re really ready for Christmas.

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Christkindlmarkt on Mount Petzen

The Christmas spirit at 1,700m above sea level!
Sie sehen ein Pärchen vor einem Verkaufsstand auf einem Adventmarkt in der Nähe der JUFA Hotels.

The Christmas market on Mount Petzen is a unique Advent market in Carinthia that takes place at its summit on four days in December. This is where you can get into the Christmas spirit with the pleasant smell of chestnuts and incense, mulled wine and culinary treats (Schmankalan). Take a cable car up to the Christmas market. Once you arrive, you’ll be rewarded with a spectacular view of the snowy mountains. Look forward to regional crafts and culinary specialties from Carinthia and above all the special festive atmosphere with breathtaking scenery at 1,700 m above sea level.


The most traditional Christmas market in Austria
Sie sehen den Mariazeller Advent im Winter in der Steiermark. JUFA Hotels bietet Ihnen einzigartige Urlaubserlebnisse.

Christmas trees and golden lights, crèche figures and Christmas decorations, the smell of punch and lebkuchen, walks in the snow, the picturesque backdrop of the basilica: Steeped in tradition, Mariazell Advent is one of Austria’s most famous Advent markets.
It becomes very quiet on the Advent trail as you walk by lantern light through the snowy winter landscape. You’ll quickly forget the hectic pace of the time leading up to Christmas. Highlights of Mariazell Advent include the living nativity scene, the traditional mountain fire and the festive processions.
A special Christmas treat is the world-famous Mariazell lebkuchen, which is traditionally made by hand according to old recipes. Tasting it is a must!

Christmas Market

goes green

The Spittelberg Christmas Market in Vienna is open from 16 November to 23 December 2023. A unique experience is waiting for you in the winding streets of the historic Spittelberg neighborhood: New crafts meet traditional ambience, and an abundance of culinary treats invites you to linger. Immerse yourself in the Advent atmosphere and be inspired by the stallholders and their handmade treasures and delicacies. But that’s not all! This year Spittelberg is setting an example for sustainability and presenting itself as an “ecological event.” That means ecological footprint, fair trade, local and regional products, vegetarian and vegan options—all in the name of climate protection.

Sie sehen den Ortskern der steirischen Gemeinde Pürgg in der Nähe einiger JUFA Hotels im Winter.

Advent market on the Pürgg

Situated right at the foot of the Grimming, the village of Pürgg invites you to its Advent market on the first two weekends of Advent, which, far removed from tacky and commercialism, still bears the label “traditional“. While the 144-inhabitant village is rather neglected during the rest of the year, it awakens to life during Advent. Every year, it attracts numerous visitors and casts a magical spell over them. It is not for no reason that the Austrian writer and poet Peter Rosegger nicknamed it the “Nativity scene of Styria“.

The transformation into a Christmas cot makes the village of Pürgg shine in a romantic, idyllic light. Idyllic is also the keyword when you stroll through the Advent market. Unlike traditional Advent markets, you won’t find any ordinary huts or market stalls here. Instead, the exhibitors simply use what the village has to offer: barns, garages, sheds or even local houses are converted and festively decorated. Tradition not only plays a key role in the choice of exhibition space: with great skill and patience, the exhibitors present traditional craftsmanship that comes directly from the region and is reminiscent of long-forgotten times.

The mixture of tradition and a return to the way things used to be makes it possible to take a break from the stress of the pre-Christmas period and focus on the essentials.

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Musical Advent in Spital am Pyhrn

A melodious event in the monastery inner courtyard

Numerous music and vocal groups and the stands of local associations, businesses and amateur artists will once again greet visitors in the festively decorated inner courtyard of the monastery in Spital am Pyhrn. What makes this Advent market so unique and distinctive is its splendid baroque backdrop. Where canons once resided, artisans will present their rare skills and offer exclusive goods for sale as Christmas gifts on 8 December. The market is open from 10:00 to 17:00. Regional specialties and hot drinks are available outside. A varied children’s program entertains young visitors.

Kittenberger's Advent Garden Magic

Magical moments in the Discovery Gardens
Sie sehen einen winterlich geschmückten Garten im Advent mit Sitzmöglichkeiten.

The time leading up to Christmas is celebrated with enthusiasm at Kittenberger Discovery Gardens. On the twentieth anniversary of Advent Garden Magic, a breathtaking Christmas wonderland awaits you every day. Over 50 different decorated gardens, an enchanting sea of lights and a variety of concerts create a festive mood. A special highlight is the Winter Wonder Woods created by children’s book author Thomas Brezina. While the children meet Kitti, the Christmas bear, or go for a walk with soft alpacas on the trail of the Christkind, you can discover handmade gift ideas and fall under the spell of the festive atmosphere.

in Villach

Anticipating Christmas in the city of lights
Sie sehen die Villacher Innenstadt im Advent.

Advent in Villach transforms the Old Town into a festive paradise. The church tower of the parish church shines like a candle above the rooftops, creating a unique atmosphere. At lovingly decorated stands, you can enjoy culinary specialties and be inspired by handmade gift ideas. There is an ice skating rink for children on Rathausplatz square, and the Winter Wonder Woods created by children’s book author Thomas Brezina in the Parkhotel park is a special highlight. Discover Advent in Villach and let yourself be carried away by the holiday spirit.

Burg Forchtenstein im Advent

Advent Market at Forchtenstein Castle

Fairy-tale Advent magic at a historic site

The Advent market at Forchtenstein Castle is one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Austria. As you enter the castle, a fairy-tale world opens up for you. The magical ambience of the castle combined with the atmospheric lighting is the ideal setting for you to forget your everyday life and experience the magic of Advent. On market days, visitors are treated to a varied program ranging from musical performances to children’s activities. Arrive in comfort on the free shuttle bus as parking is limited.

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White Magic in Hamburg

Wintry Nordic atmosphere in the Hanseatic city
Sie sehen den Hamburger C

The White Magic Christmas market in Hamburg is a winter’s dream come true on Jungfernstieg, the grand boulevard in the heart of Hamburg. From 23 November to 29 December, it is transformed into a festive winter wonderland. What’s special about this market is its modern Nordic design and waterfront location. Adorned with lights, the giant Christmas tree in Binnenalster Lake is an experience in its own right.
White Magic casts a spell on visitors on historic Rathausmarkt Square, where an old Ferris wheel is surrounded by wooden cabins decorated for the holidays. The impressive Christmas lights bathe the market in a warm glow and put you in the mood for Christmas.
And in front of Saint Peter’s Church, at Gänsemarkt and in HafenCity, festively decorated market stands put visitors in the holiday spirit.

Christmas Market at Cologne Cathedral

When the magic of Christmas brightens the cathedral square

The Christmas Market at Cologne Cathedral is one of the most famous and most impressive Christmas markets in Germany. From 23 November to 23 December, the cathedral square in the shadow of the imposing Cologne Cathedral is lit up in a festive glow. The Christmas Market at Cologne Cathedral presents itself in a particularly charming light: The lovingly decorated wooden stands offer a wide array of handmade presents, Christmas decorations and crafts. You are guaranteed to find the perfect gift for your loved ones.
The high points of the Cologne Christmas market are the great number of Christmas trees adorned with lights in front of the cathedral and the large fairy-tale forest that casts a spell on young visitors in particular. Sample regional delicacies and experience the famous hospitality of the people of Cologne.

Lübeck Christmas Market

Festive bright lights in the historic Hanseatic city!
Sie sehen den Lübecker Weihnachtsmarkt in der Innenstadt.

The Lübeck Christmas market is a gem among the German Christmas markets with a tradition reaching back to the seventeenth century. Immerse yourself in long forgotten centuries against the historic backdrop of the beautifully restored gabled houses in the Old Town. Dazzling lights accompany you on your way through the magnificent city: Countless Christmas stars, chains of lights and decorated fir trees spread holiday cheer through the darkness. The result: a magical winter atmosphere that guests can experience in the different Christmas wonderlands. How about an atmospheric stroll through the market and streets of the Old Town? Or would you prefer to travel back in time to the Middle Ages? A visit to the fairy-tale characters from your childhood is also a good choice. And most importantly: You have to taste the famous Lübeck marzipan specialties and traditional Lübeck Rotspon, a French red wine refined by Lübeck cellar masters.

Ravenna Gorge Christmas Market

Under the Christmas stars
in Höllental
Sie sehen den Weihnachtsmarkt in der Ravennaschlucht unter der Brücke gelegen mit weihnachtlicher Beleuchtung.

A snowy, brightly lit village of cabins with a magnificent stone viaduct rising above it—this is the magical setting for the Ravenna Gorge Christmas Market. Amble along between wooden stalls that are decorated for Christmas and experience its particular flair: Examine choice quality crafts and unique handmade items from the region while the pleasant smell of Black Forest specialties from sweet to savory teases your nose. The emphasis is on sustainability, which is why this year the market has been designated a Green Event BW. The electricity for the market comes exclusively from renewable energy sources, and to reduce waste, single-use plastic utensils are not used.

Christmas Market in Bad Hindelang

Mountain romance meets Christmas magic
Sie sehen Christbaumkugeln, Glocken und Behang auf einem Weihnachtsmarkt.

Embedded in the picturesque Ostrach Valley, the Christmas Market in Bad Hindelang has an incomparable ambience. Surrounded by snow-covered mountains, the Christmas village shines in festive splendor. The clear mountain air is full of the scent of fresh fir trees, lebkuchen and mulled wine. Let the romance of the mountains cast a spell on you and immerse yourself in the magic of Christmas. Guests can look forward to the daily visit of Christmas characters from snowflakes to icicles. Marvel at the impressive ice sculptures and watch fairy-tale characters in magical light costumes parade through the market on 8 and 9 December. With 130 stands and around eighty lovingly decorated wood cabins that harmoniously fit into the idyllic mountain setting, the market has a special atmosphere. Musical performances ranging from local alphorn groups to Christmas concerts complete the experience.

Constance Christmas Market on the lake

Winter magic directly on the shores of Lake Constance
Sie sehen eine Christbaumkugel auf dem Weihnachtsmarkt in Bernkastel-Kues.

The Constance Christmas Market on Lake Constance is a true winter highlight in the four-country Bodensee region. Against a picturesque backdrop directly on the shore of Lake Constance, thousands of lights twinkle and transform the city into a wintry paradise. The impressive Christmas ship with its 360° panorama bar has a unique view of the water and the surrounding countryside. There’s something for everyone in the nearly 150 stands that feature a large number of crafts, regional delicacies and unique gift ideas. The enticing smell of regional specialties such as Dünnele (thin-crusted flatbreads with savory toppings) and Baumstriezel (cake baked on a spit) wafts through the streets, inviting you to linger. Special events like the Constance Wishing Tree and Mainau Christmas Garden round off the holiday offerings.

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Advent magic in Murau

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Christmas dream in Liechtenstein

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Peaceful Christmas in Savognin

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New Year’s Eve firecrackers in Kempten in the Allgäu

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