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Innsbruck – Christmas Markets in Austria
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Innsbruck Christmas in the Mountains

From 25th November 2018 – 6th January 2019

Six Christmas markets, more than 200 stalls, and a 14-metre-high crystal tree – if you want to experience Advent in Tyrol, there’s a wide choice at Innsbruck Christmas in the Mountains, from the Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof) all the way up to the Hungerburg 300 metres above the city.

Enjoy Innsbruck Christmas traditions at the Advent concerts and nativity scene exhibitions and experience traditional customs such as the Christmas and Saint Nicholas procession or the Krampus run in the capital of the Alps.

The Christmas Angels of Innsbruck

Fairytale and Giants Alley – Märchengasse

Set off on an exciting journey through the alleyways of the Old Town. On a walk through the “enchanted forest” you will encounter 28 life-size characters from fairy tales and legends, who all look on from the historical facades, modern light installations and the four impressive giants of Riesengasse (giants’ alley). The daily fairy tale performances at the Theatre Wagon whisk you away to the world of the Brothers Grimm, delighting both young and the young at heart.

Christkindkmarkt im Altstadt – Old Town

Dates : 15. November. 2018 – 6 January. 2019

Opening hours : 11:00 – 21:00

Innsbruck’s traditional Christmas Market is set before the Golden Roof and surrounded by medieval house facades. On a stroll through the market with over 70 stalls, you will find Christmas tree decorations, arts and crafts and a few curiosities,don’t miss the life-size crib figures and the beautifully decorated trees. A visit to the viewing platform over the hut rooftops or the enchanting “Fairy Tale and Giants‘ Alley” is an absolute must. Then round off your evening under the magnificent Christmas tree in front of the Golden Roof, with the traditional sounds of the tower trumpeters filling the crisp air each day and a mug of Glühwein warming your hands and immerse yourself in the cosy, warm atmosphere under the huge, brightly lit Christmas tree .

Turmbläser from the Golden Roof – totally traditional! daily from 5.30 pm

The traditional Christmas market in the old town of Innsbruck offers to all its visitors:

  • 70 stalls with crafts, Christmas decorations and delicious traditional specialties
  • daily entertainment at the Christmas market
  • unique atmosphere among beautifully preserved facades
  • Fairytale and Riesengasse for young and old
  • Theatre cart at Köhlerplatz with daily performances

Christkindkmarkt in Maria Theresa Strasse – The Modern Market

Dates : 25th November 2018 to 6th January 2019

Open daily: 11.00 – 21.00
24.12. 11:00-15:00
31.12. 11.00-19.00
Innsbruck’s main shopping street will once again dazzle visitors with lights, glass and crystal and offer a range of international Christmas products. 30 stalls, modern Christmas lighting designs and an avenue of sparkling trees, not forgetting the enormous mountain crystal, dominate the scene in the heart of the city alongside numerous shops in the festively decorated shopping street. It’s clear to see the world comes to Innsbruck! Also open after New Year’s Eve until 6th January 2019.

The Christmas Market in Innsbruck’s main street :

  • 30 stalls selling crafts from around the world (Ethiopia, Italy, Poland, …)
  • Daily musical entertainment
  • Unique lighting effects with an avenue of trees and the visible light by large rock crystal
  • Delicious food caterers Innsbruck

Christkindkmarkt im Marktplatz – The Family Market

15th November – 23rd December 2018

11:00 – 21:00

Right by the River Inn you will find the third biggest Christmas market in Innsbruck. Marktplatz square is an experience for the whole family. The giant carousel, petting zoo, puppet theatre, story time and much more will make your children’s eyes sparkle. There will also be a living nativity scene this year for the first time. The 60 Christmass market stalls offering wonderful gift ideas and tasty treats form the heart of this popular family market.

The family market offers visitors the following attractions:

  • 60 stalls with Christmas gift ideas for all ages
  • Nostalgic Carousel
  • Varied program for children with story time and puppet theatre
  • Since 2012, an oversized Swarovski crystal tree

Christkindlmarkt Hungerburg – The Panoramic Market

Dates : 25th November to 23rd December 2018
Opening times : Monday – Friday from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 12 noon – 7 p.m.

On the new Hungerburgbahn funicular, getting to the “highest” Christmas Market is an experience in itself. Once at the top, not only are you guaranteed breathtaking views of Innsbruck, the small-but-special market also offers an array of culinary delights and a wide range of Christmas souvenirs. From here you can also hop aboard the newly installed panoramic cable car and continue on up to the Seegrube and even further up to the Hafelekar at 2,256m.
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Atmospheric music programme every Friday till Sunday from 5.00 pm

The Panorama Christmas market offers exceptional highlights:

  • 10 stands with selected Tyrolean delicacies and Christmas rarities
  • fantastic view over the city of Innsbruck
  • The drive alone to the Christmas market is an experience
  • Continue with the panoramic gondola to Seekopf and Hafelekar

PHOTO : bergweihnacht-hungerburg-uebersicht-c-patrickneef-web.Innsbruck Tourismus.

Christkindlmarkt Wilten – Arts

Dates : 27th November to 23rd December 2018
Opening times : Monday – Friday from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturdays from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Closed on Sundays and public holidays

The snow is glistening in the light from the lanterns, the smell of cinnamon and roasted nuts wafts on the cold winter air and culinary delights from Grandma’s recipes tantalise the palate while you listen to music or a story-teller, these enchanting impressions and a variety of arts and crafts await you on the new market on Wiltener Platl.
Snow glistens in the lantern light, smells of cinnamon and candied nuts meet the cold winter air and culinary delights from grandmother’s recipe delight the palate while the ears of a contemplative story and listen to music. Enchanting impressions and a variety of crafts you expect on the new market Wiltener Platzl.

St. Nikolaus Christmas Market

24th Nov.– 23rd Dec 2018

Open daily from 4 pm – 9 pm

An Advent of special aromas, stillness, lights and togetherness – experience this at Hans-Brenner-Platz in St. Nikolaus. Find peace amid the hustle and bustle of the season, with contemplative music and homemade biscuits, and savour the anticipation of Christmas. A small, tranquil market for the whole family.

Photo : bergweihnacht-stnikolaus-uebersicht-c-alexandertolmo-web. Innsbruck Tourismus..

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