Christkindlmarkt – the Salzburg Christmas market

Wonderful Christmas in your Romantik Hotel GMACHL

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 Salzburg Christmas market opens in 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! The Romantik Hotel GMACHL, located near the historic city centre of Salzburg, is the perfect starting point for your Christmas market adventure.

Advent in Salzburg – a unique experience for all senses

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


Opening hours of the Christmas market in the city centre:

  • Monday to Thursday: 10 am to 8.30 pm
  • Friday: 10 am to 9 pm
  • Saturday, public holidays: 9 am to 9 pm
  • Sunday: 9 am to 8.30 pm
  • 24 December: 9 am to 3 pm
  • 25/26 December: 11 am to 6 pm

Salzburg’s advent market has a long tradition

The Christkindlmark" in Salzburg first appeared in the 17th century and was known as the “Nikolai Market” in those days. During 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 Oberndorf near Salzburg.


Book your exclusive room in the Romantik Hotel GMACHL in Salzburg now! You can reach the Christmas market in the historic city centre of Salzburg easily – both by car and public transport!


Have a wonderful Christmas time and enjoy the Christkindlmarkt in Salzburg. The Romantik Hotel GMACHL wishes a great time!

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