Date : 16. November bis 23. December 2018
Christmas in Vorarlberg is traditional and family-orientated. Under the motto “Bregenzer Christmas Magic”, the city is transformed in a pre-Christmas display of lights, beautifully decorated cottages and idyllic atmosphere. The setting of Bregenz on Lake Constance (Bodensee) is an idyllic setting at any time of the year and in Advent with snow on the mountain tops and the lights twinkling on the still, clear waters of the lake it lends the town a magical air.
Two markets – one experience – The market with over 60 cabins with gift ideas and an inviting atmospheric, accompaniment for strolling, and enjoying Christmas shopping and on three weekends before Christmas the popular “Weihnachtsmärktle” in the upper town, complements the downtown market. The little Christmas village , a small stage, a “Living Nativity” and the ice skating combined with the many fine speciality shops, galleries and a wide range of events to make your visit a special experience.
Christmas Offers – Bakers bake Christmas cookies and Stollen. It’s the unique atmosphere and the flair that make the Bregenz Christmas markets known nationwide . Pleasurable life art is practised here. A comprehensive, regional cuisine and a variety of vendors dominate the Bregenz Christmas market. Who is looking for special gifts will find it here. And for the children, a varied program, a carousel, the ice skating rink and much more.
Weihnachtsmärktle in the Upper Town – The scenery is authentic and dates from the Middle Ages: The Mighty Martinsturm with its meter thick walls and vaults, in which artisans offer their products and services during Advent on the weekends, is the centre of the market. For example, children can learn, make candles, and vases are blown from pieces of glass, or from simple pieces of wood, petite figures are made. Wood is a regional material and on the market you will find bowls, drinking vessels to combs and toys. They not only look good, but are natural, and make popular gifts. Numerous choirs, live music, a Christmas tree with over 20,000 lights and many surprise events round out the program. Simply be enchanted: from Bregenz, its culture and the festive mood between mountain and sea. Bregenz is always worth a visit.
Christmas Markets – Weihnachtsmarkt – Marche de Noël – Mercatino di Natale – Mercados de Navidad
Austrian Christmas Markets or Weihnachtsmarkt,have now become popular and are a welcome and familiar sight in many of the cities, towns and villages throughout Europe during the season of Advent.
Whether visiting a local Christmas Market or taking a Christmas Market Tour, the wonderful festive atmosphere will be sure to lift your spirits and bring the Christmas cheer a little closer.
Wrap up warm and wander along the rows of pretty wooden chalets taking in the rich, warming aromas associated with Christmas such as hot roast chestnuts, grilled bratwurst sausages, crepes or pancakes, Stollen, hot doughnuts, gingerbreads and Gluhwein or Mulled wines or ciders. You can sample the marzipan figures, chocolate covered fruits or one of the many festive delicacies on offer from around the world. There are all kinds of Christmas gifts and decorations, especially traditional things such as tree decorations, wood carvings, crib figures, traditional toys, candles, hand-knitted jumpers, lambskin slippers and glassware, you will be able to find that special little something that will be a unique gift for someone to treasure. Children will be excited to meet with Santa Claus and maybe, just maybe!! there will be a little present for them too!
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