Advent in Salzburg is simply enchanting! The Salzburg Christmas Market (“Christkindlmarkt”) has a long tradition and radiates with a true winter atmosphere. It must be the best way to get in the mood for Christmas!
The Christmas Market opens late November and instantly transforms the city centre into a winter wonderland. Traditional craftsmanship, fragrant Christmas baking and luxurious Christmas tree decorations – this market covers all bases! Romantic Hotel GMACHL, located near the “Old Town” of Salzburg, is the perfect starting point for your Christmas Market adventure.
Choirs, mulled wine, punch, piping hot delicacies and nativity plays – what more could you ask for around Christmas time? But the Christmas Market does not only cater for your creature comforts – the so-called “tower trumpeters” show off their skills on “Residenzplatz” every Saturday in Advent. For further information visit: www.christkindlmarkt.co.at.
|Opening hours of the Salzburg Christmas Market:|
|Monday to Thursday:||10am to 8.30pm|
|Friday:||10am to 9pm|
|Saturday, Public Holidays:||9am to 9pm|
|Sunday:||9am to 8.30pm|
|24 December:||9am to 3pm|
|25/26 December:||11am to 6pm|
The Salzburg Christmas Market first appeared in the 17th century and was known as the “Nikolai Market” in those days. For the four weeks in advent travelling salesmen offered dolls, sweet treats and second-hand goods on the square in front of the cathedral (“Domplatz”). The Christmas Market of today first appeared in 1972.
Countless tourists are drawn to the market around Christmas every year, mainly because of its unique winter flair and its traditional sale huts. By the way, even the world famous Christmas carol “Silent Night, Holy Night” by Franz Xaver Gruber originated in Salzburg. It was first performed in the “Silent Night Chapel” in Oberndorf near Salzburg.
Book your exclusive room in Wellness Hotel GMACHL in Salzburg now! You can reach the Christmas market in the “Old Town” of Salzburg easily – both by car and public transport!