Innsbruck is offering a special Advent guided walk around the different Christmas markets in the city.
Each of the enchanting Christmas markets has its own character: for romantics or families, high above the city or in the oldest part of town – the Christmas magic in Innsbruck is varied and individual.
St. Nikolaus Christmas Market
(22 November to 23 December 2019)
The small market in Innsbruck’s oldest district St. Nikolaus is located on the north side of the Inn and can be reached from the station Löwenhaus of the Hungerburgbahn in a few minutes on foot. It offers traditional music, homemade biscuits and a quiet atmosphere against the backdrop of the colourful front of houses on the Inn.
Panorama Christkindlmarkt on the Hungerburg
(16 November to 23 December 2019)
The Christkindlmarkt on the Hungerburg is Innsbruck’s highest. and visitors should not miss its fantastic panoramic view over the city. The ten-minute ascent with the Hungerburg cable car leads directly from the city centre to the vantage point for a wonderful view over the illuminated city.
Christmas Market at Marktplatz
(15 November to 23 December 2019)
Families will appreciate the wide range of children’s activities on offer here – from the Punch and Judy show, carousel and fairytale hours to the traditional Jaufenthal crib. The 15-metre-high, sparkling Swarovski Christmas tree with the giant star on its tip shines above the colourful market hustle and bustle.
Christmas Market in the Maria-Theresien-Straße
(25 November 2019 to 6 January 2020)
A sparkling avenue of crystal trees from the world market leader in Christmas lighting frames the market in the Maria-Theresien-Straße. Here visitors can find selected Christmas products from all over the world.
Wilten Christmas Magic
(25 November to 21 December 2019)
The market offers cultural diversity, culinary delights from the region and an unmistakable Tyrolean flair. The delightful atmosphere of the Wiltener Platzl in lantern light, with its individual small shops and market stalls, makes the market a popular “after-work meeting place” for many Innsbruckers.
And if you want to walk a little further, Innsbruck’s youngest Christmas market, the “Kaiserweihnacht”, can be found at the foot of the Bergiselschanze. Traditional craftsmanship, creative children’s programmes, local musicians and Christmas delicacies invite you to linger from 22 November to 22 December 2019 from Friday to Sunday from 11:00 – 20:00.
More information: www.innsbruck.info
For details of Christmas markets in other major Austrian cities, take a look at www.christmasmarketsaustria.com