Christmas markets

Let the year end in a reflective way with the Austria Trend Hotels.

The children are already eagerly anticipating the Christ child, are full of anticipation of Santa Claus and the adults yearn for Christmas baking and punch - the pre-Christmas season is simply the best time of the year.

We have put together for you the most beautiful Christmas and Advent markets in Austria and provide some inspiration for a peaceful and relaxing Christmas holiday. Escape the (pre-) Christmas stress and recover in the beautiful and contemplative season in our Austria Trend Hotels.

Advent in Vienna

Vienna in Advent - just fantastic. Romantic lights, historic buildings, dreamy ice skating in Rathauspark and a variety of Advent markets let the pre-Christmas time pass by in a flash.

Whether traditional, modern, romantic or colorful - there is a suitable Advent market for every taste. Vienna is a place with history, a place full of art, culture and a place for the Christmas season.

Christmas markets Vienna

Like every year, Austria's most famous Christmas tree stands at Vienna's Rathausplatz. With a height of 27 meters and magnificent lighting, the spruce is admired by thousands of people. The tourist magnet on Rathausplatz is one of the most famous Christmas markets and offers a variety of Christmas goods, delicious food and warm drinks in the 151 huts. The slightly smaller Christmas markets are among the secrets in the run-up to Christmas. Fancy, original arts and crafts, homemade punch and mulled wine, lovingly decorated gingerbread and wonderfully fragrant Christmas stollen are part of the Christmas offer. The most well-known Christmas markets beside the tourist magnet at the Rathausplatz are the Christmas markets in front of the Schönbrunn Palace and in front of the Belvedere Palace. The magical, historic ambience paired with glittering lights and the scent of Christmas treats brings lights into the eyes of visitors.


Musical Christmas magic

Vienna the city of music, has a lot to offer in the Aventzeit. Christmas spirit sounds in Vienna after festive Advent concerts, happy choir singing, with rousing gospel evenings and the starred gala "Christmas in Vienna". Even at numerous atmospheric Christmas markets in Vienna, the music program is indispensable. Enjoy the traditional Viennese musical advent with the Austria Trend Hotels.

Advent in Salzburg

The tower blowers play their most beautiful Christmas carols, over the cathedral square is a wonderful smell of punch and chestnuts and Nicholas zealously distributes gingerbread to brave children.

A visit to the imperial city of Salzburg will warm your heart. Spend a short holiday to Advent and Christmas time in Salzburg!

Christmas markets Salzburg

 

Ornate masks and scary figures

A long tradition in Austria and especially in Salzburg have the Perchten and Krampus runs on the Christmas markets. One of the best known is held every year on the 5th of December at the Salzburger Christmas market. The traditional "Krampus run" attracts visitors from all over Austria. Many Krampus groups presented a variety of masks and impress with a stunning show. An archaic custom that always provides lasting impressions.

Advent in Linz

The days are getting shorter, the scent of biscuits and punch is in the air - what is more suitable here than a visit to the Austria Trend Hotel Schillerpark in the Danube city of Linz? Enjoy the pre-Christmas period or the New Year in the magical city on the Danube and treat yourself to a Christmas cake stroll a piece of Linzer Torte or a punch at one of the Christmas markets.

Christmas markets Linz

 

The most beautiful custom of the country

The Ebensee Glöcklerlauf, which takes place annually on 5 January, is characterized by the typical white robe of all passports, the wearing and ringing of large bells, the running of various figures and the wearing of light caps. With the dull sound of the bells and the bright glow of the candles, they seek the salvation and blessing of the good spirits and cast out the evil spirits. An Advent highlight for the whole family.

Advent in Graz

Graz offers something very special at Christmas time: the oversized nativity scene made of ice and a bright Advent calendar at the town hall bring warmth to the visitors of the city. Visit Graz at the pre-Christmas time and get really into the Christmas spirit in our Hotel Europa Graz!

Christmas market in Graz

At Advent-Treff at the Iron Gate you can enjoy with a good conscience punch, mulled wine, chestnuts and co., because this Christmas market serves a charitable purpose. It is run by charitable institutions and dedicated to the net proceeds of various aid projects. This is how making punch drinking is even more fun!

 

The last Styrian folk play

As one of the last Styrian folk plays, the Öblarner Krampusspiel is played every year in early December by laymen as a parlor game and publicly on the marketplace. Here, figures such as the "Schab", straw-sheathed figures with huge horns and the "lichen man", a grim fellow with a braid costume, make their grand entrance. Summer and winter enter the stage and fight in a debate about supremacy with original texts from the 18th century. The Öblarner Krampusspiel, which was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2014, inspires small and large each year through customs and traditions.

Advent in Tyrol

The state in the heart of the Alps turns into a glittering and atmospheric winter wonderland during Advent. Numerous Advent markets, folklore events with Krampus and St. Nicholas as well as exciting children's worlds invite you to linger. The Tyrolean capital of Innsbruck is worth a visit, especially at Christmas.

Christmas markets in Kitzbühel

Christmas markets in Innsbruck

 

When the Christ child comes ..

...the city of Innsbruck stands still, because in Innsbruck comes the Christ Child and not Santa Claus. This tradition is still kept high here. That's why every year before Christmas a trandion Christ Child perade takes place on a Sunday. Together with shepherds, angels sheep and over 500 children, the Christ Child in his splendid car pulls through the Maria-Theresien-Straße to the Landestheater. At the square in front of the Tiroler Landestheater, all sing together "Silent Night". An Advent experience with a contemplative mood.

Christmas market in Ljubljana

In Ljubljana Advent is pretty busy! "Happy December" offers many a good opportunity to visit Slovenia's capital and spend the pre-Christmas or Christmas holidays in our Austria Trend Hotel Ljubljana. The luminous city of Ljubljana offers pure Christmas spirit in a lively atmosphere at the Advent market.

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Living cribs and magical winter fairy tales

Cribs are one of the most popular Christmas symbols in Slovenia. They are placed in the churches and in many Slovenian houses under the Christmas tree. Meanwhile, cribs are also found in other, more unusual places than under the local Christmas tree. Every year there are staged productions of so-called "living cribs", which can be found in several Slovenian cities. Our tip is the Christmas spectacle in the cave of Postojna. The living manger transforms the cave into a magical Christmas location. An unforgettable experience for young and old.

Christmas market in Bratislava

Advent in Bratislava is convincing with its enlightening streets, Christmas trees or market stalls full of delicacies and craft products. Enjoy the pre-Christmas period at the Christmas market in Bratislava with a long tradition and spend the night in our Austria Trend Hotel Bratislava.

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Festive mood and contemplative sounds

The Slovak capital opens its doors and invites you to the International Advent and Christmas Festival from 6 to 8 December. Choirs and orchestras from all over the world contribute to a truly heartwarming atmosphere in the city of Bratislava. Enjoy the contemplative Christmas spirit and the wonderful sounds of Advent.

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