The most beautiful Christmas markets in Salzburg and the surrounding area

4. October 2021

When the days are getting shorter and shorter and the early morning hours are marked by icy fog, when the first frost hits the land and Ms. Holle drops thick snowflakes, then the pre-Christmas season is not far off. The region’s Advent markets open their doors by the first Advent at the latest. We have put together the most beautiful Christmas markets in Salzburg and the surrounding area around the Brandboxx for you.


Salzburg Christmas market

Traditional Christmas market on Salzburg Cathedral Square

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The Advent market on Domplatz and Residenzplatz in the city of Salzburg is perhaps the most famous in the entire state. In historical locations, with the imposing cathedral in the back, it is wonderful to endure with a cup of mulled wine, roasted almonds and numerous events. Numerous exhibitors present culinary delights, handicrafts and small gifts.

Opening times 2015: November 19, 2015 to December 26, 2016, from 10:00 a.m.
Driving time (car): 15-20 minutes (depending on traffic)
Parking: Old town garage, alternatively Park & Ride local train station Bergheim with train and bus transfer (approx. 25 minutes)
Additional Information: www.christkindlmarkt.co.at

Christmas market at Mirabell Palace

Every year, the picturesque backdrop of Mirabell Palace attracts visitors to this small but fine Christmas market near the train station. The events of this Christmas market in Salzburg inspire with traditional music and wind instruments. Of course, the Perchtenlauf on December 2nd is also a must.

Opening times 2015: November 19, 2015 to December 24, 2015, from 10:00 a.m.
Driving time (car): 10 mins
Parking: Mirabell-Congress-Garage, alternatively Park & Ride local train station Bergheim with train and bus transfer (approx. 15 minutes)
Additional Information: www.weihnachtsmarkt-salzburg.at

Hellbrunn Advent Magic

Mulled wine and advent decoration

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We have been working hard on this very special Salzburg Christmas market since mid-November. 13,000 red balls and fairy lights transform Hellbrunn Palace into a pre-Christmas paradise. In addition to traditional craftsmanship and atmospheric Christmas carols, the contemplative children’s program makes young eyes light up.

Opening times 2015: 11/19/2015 – 12/24/2015, weekdays 1 p.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Driving time (car): 20 minutes
Parking: Hellbrunn car park, alternatively Park & Ride local train station Bergheim by train and bus transfer (approx. 30 minutes)
Additional Information: www.hellbrunneradventzauber.at

Christmas market at Gut Aiderbichl

This Christmas market in the Salzburg area is located in Henndorf on what is perhaps the most famous farm in the country. The center of attraction is the live animal crib with sheep, donkeys, cattle and many other animals. Not only children feel right at home in the fairytale atmosphere and around the campfire.

Opening times 2015: 11/14/2015 – 1/6/2016, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Driving time (car): 20-25 minutes (depending on traffic)
Parking: Good aiderbichl
Additional Information: www.gut-aiderbichl.at

Christmas market on Silent Night Square in Oberndorf

Christmas star decorations

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In 1818 the famous Christmas carol “Silent Night, Holy Night” was premiered in Oberndorf near Salzburg. Around this historic site, where the Silent Night Chapel is located today, you bathe in the spirit of the Christmas story. This small but fine Advent market is characterized by atmospheric romance and unmistakable ambience.

Opening times 2015: 11/21/2015 – 12/24/2015, always from 10:00 a.m.
Driving time (car): 15-20 minutes (depending on traffic)
Parking: Short-term parking zone in the center, alternatively Park & Ride local train station Bergheim with train transfer and a short walk (approx. 30 minutes)
Additional Information: www.stillenacht-oberndorf.at

All around the Brandboxx, there is plenty of variety before Christmas. Visit these and other Christmas markets in Salzburg and the surrounding area as part of your visit to the Brandboxx. We would be happy to recommend suitable ones Accommodations close. See you soon in Salzburger Land!


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