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Dornbirn – Christmas Markets in Austria
Dornbirner Christkindlemarkt

Date23 November –  23 December 2018
Time: Sun – Fri 14:00 – 19:30
Saturday 10:00 – 19:30
Food Stands : daily 14:00 – 22:00
Saturday : 10:00 – 22:00
Location: Marktplatz Marktplatz A-6850 Dornbirn, Austria

The Christmas market in Dornbirn enchants its visitors with its traditional charm, it is set in the heart of this “Garden-Town” in front of the distinctive facade of the church of St Martin. Next to the church is one of Dornbirn’s oldest buildings the “Rotes Haus” (Red House) and there are numerous shops and restaurants around The mountains surrounding the town are snow-capped in winter and ad to the traditional charm. There is a colourful range of Christmas items, original Christmas tree decorations and ornaments, flower arrangements, fine crafts and creative gifts to make it perfect for a pre-Christmas stroll. Over 70 exhibitors await you with lovingly- made, original and unusual gift ideas. The scent of candied fruit, Glühwein, Gingerbread and other local delicacies also raises the Christmas spirit. A distinctive feature is the ice rink, romantically located under the open sky and stars, and situated in the centre of the square, creating a special festive atmosphere – and fun for all ages. The atmospheric Christmas market will be accompanied musically with many Advent choirs from around the country

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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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