Advent & Christmas in and around Salzburg

Shhh! This is a quiet time of year! The Advent and Christmas seasons are particularly meaningful in the Salzburg region. Whether you are alone, as a couple, or with the family, a visit during this season offers you the chance to enjoy this year-end time by visiting the Christkindl Christmas markets.

Families with children will find the Advent and Christmas seasons in Salzburg to be an ideal time to take a harmonious vacation. Keeping active on the slopes in one of the local ski areas or visiting the Christmas markets is particularly moving. Even the grumpiest types will surely get into the Christmas spirit after taking a stroll through the Christmas market in St. Leonhard in Salzburg County.

Throughout the village guests will find traditional Christmas pageants and concerts, as well as a workshop in Grödig where traditional crèches are built. Visiting Salzburg and the surrounding region during the Christmas season is certainly worth the effort, and Grödig at the Untersberg Mountain is the ideal spot to chase away the stress that comes with the holiday season.

 Advent fairs in Salzburg, Grödig and St. Leonhard

The villages around Salzburg have a special nostalgia for the Christmas market tradition, and this certainly is true with Grödig at the Untersberg. Since 1973, visitors have been gathering around the St. Leonhard church and enjoying an especially beautiful Christmas market, complete with hand-made crafts from Austria, Bavaria and South Tyrol. Everywhere there is the sweet smell of roasted almonds and hot punch, which does more than just warm your hands! Here you will find Christmas decorations, children’s toys and tasty foods, as well as carved items and Christmas cookies.

Especially well known is the large Christmas market in Salzburg with the city’s cathedral as its impressive backdrop. Those who are willing to venture a little higher up the mountain can visit the Christmas market in the Hohensalzburg Fortress and enjoy tasty culinary treats along with a magnificent view of Salzburg’s historic old city. The Christmas market at the Hellbrunn Palace in Salzburg, just around the corner from Grödig, offers its guests snacks and handmade gifts. One local secret you won’t want to miss is the Christmas farmer’s market at the Meier-Mellenhof farm in Grödig-Glanegg. The Advent and Christmas seasons in the Salzburg region are attractive, wonderfully delicious, and well worth a visit year after year.

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