Advent in Salzburg
Advent in Salzburg

Advent in Salzburg

Reflective and romantic hours await you on the advent markets, singing carols and the traditional crib visiting walk in the Salzburger Land and in the villages of the Salzkammergut.

Romantic pre-Christmas time at the Hintersee

Have you ever walked through the winter darkness only in the light of burning torches? In Faistenau am Hintersee  you have the opportunity to make that good. You walk through the crystal clear starry winter night and the soft glow of the torches only barely illuminates the path.

The romance of a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the snowy landscape should also not be missed. The highlight of a Salzburg advent are the many lovingly arranged Christmas markets in and around Salzburg and the world-famous Salzburg carol singing in the festival theatre of the City of Salzburg.

The Fischerwirt is the ideal winter residence for you holiday in the pre-Christmas period. Enjoy the snowy nature idyll by the Hintersee and enjoy the short distance to the Christmas metropolis of Salzburg. You can reach Salzburg from the Fischerwirt Hot in about half an hour by car.


Salzburg Christmas markets

This year too there is once again a heady Christmas atmosphere in the heart of the City of Mozart: in addition to the world-famous Salzburg Christmas market there are also small, idyllic, in part hidding Christmas markets for browsing, gaping and enjoying.

Around the Salzburg cathedral there await you Christmas present ideas, traditional handiwork, culinary delicacies and much more. The Christmas market in front of Salzburg cathedral is one of the most famous ones. The US news broadcaster CNN has even selected this Christmas market as the fourth best Christmas destination in the world.

Salzburg's atmospheric Christmas markets

And if you are already in Salzburg then do also visit the small, rather unknown, but very romantic Christmas markets of the City of Salzburg:

  • Salzburg Christmas market in the cathedral square and Residenzplatz
  • Hellbrunn Christmas market
  • Christmas market on Mirabellplatz
  • Advent market in the fortress courtyard
  • Christmas market in St. Peter's Abbey
  • Christmas market in Sterngässchen
  • Christmas market at Waldbad Anif
  • Christmas market on the Aiderbichl estate (Henndorf)

Salzburg Christmas carols

The Christmas carols in the large festival theatre [Festspielhaus]

This famous advent concert takes place every year in the run-up to Christmas in the large Festspielhaus.

To take time out of the hectic pre-Christmas period a winter holiday in Faistenau in Faistenau at the Fischerwirt is exactly what the doctor ordered! Here with us you can enjoy the peace and quiet in the midst of the dreamy winter landscape by the Hintersee. At the same time it is not far to Salzburg, where in addition to many Christmas concerts the famous Salzburg Christmas carols also takes place.


Advent in the Salzkammergut and the traditional walk to visit the cribs

Highly recommended and only 20 minutes by car from the Fischerwirt Hotel, the well-known Wolfgangsee advent market takes place - and a  visit is well worthwhile.
Advent by Wolfgangsee with its Advent and Christmas market in St. Wolfgang, St. Gilgen and Strobl is an unforgettable experience in the Salzkammergut, which you can also combine with a boat trip with punch and mulled wine on the Wolfgangsee .

The Peace Lantern continues to shine, beaming into the dark winter nights far over the Wolfgangsee and invites locals and guests from near and far to contemplative wonder and pleasure at the Wolfgangsee advent. Opening times: open on advent weekends from Thursday to Sunday. The lake of the thousand crib figures: on the "Wolfgangsee Kripperlroas" [traditional walk to view all the cribs], the region now presents itself as "lake of the thousand crib figures".

On the lake promenade in Strobl as well as in the garden of the St. Wolfgang vicarage 70 life-sized, for the most part painted, figures from spruce wood show typical crib scenes from the Salzkammergut. The church and pilgrim cribs in the pilgrimage church of St. Wolgang, the Strobl parish church and the one at Falkenstein. The Kripperlroas takes place throughout the whole of January.


Do not miss out on the Salburg mountain advent! Experience the pre-Christmas period from your contemplative side and spend your winter holiday in Faistenau. We are happy to receive your non-binding holiday enquiry.

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