Opening times of the Christmas markets
All details on the Advent and Christmas markets in Salzburg
The so-called Christmas markets in Salzburg are a major attraction. From the end of November, you can experience the unique Christmas markets directly in the centre of Salzburg. Here, you not only purchase presents and souvenirs, but you also get to know culinary specialities unique to Salzburg.
During the Advent season, the baroque town centre becomes decorated and spruced up. In many places in Salzburg, a Christmas market awaits you. The most beautiful of them are the traditional Salzburg Christmas market on the cathedral and residence square, the Christmas market on Salzburg Fortress and the Hellbrunn Advent festivities outside the city gates.
Salzburg Christmas market
The most well-known Christmas market in Salzburg is most probably the original Salzburg Christmas market. It takes place on the perimeter of Salzburg cathedral. On the cathedral square and residence square, you can purchase special souvenirs at several festively decorated stalls. It is here where traditional handicraft businesses offer figures for Christmas cribs, frankincense, Advent wreaths and much more. Even those who are feeling peckish are not neglected on the atmospheric Christmas market. Underneath the cathedral arches, at the beloved “Advent meeting point” you enjoy mulled wine, many varieties of punch as well as sweet and hearty treats.
Opening times of the Salzburg Christmas market:
23.11. to 26.12.2017
Mondays to Thursdays 10am – 8.30pm
Fridays 10am - 9pm
Saturdays 9am – 9pm
Sundays, public holidays 9am – 8.30pm
December 24 9am – 3pm
December 25 11am – 6pm
December 26 11am – 6pm
Christmas market on Salzburg Fortress
Enchanting and reflective Christmas market with native handicrafts and culinary delicacies in the castle courtyard of the fortress.
Opening times of the Fortress Christmas market:
24.11. to 17.12.2017
Always Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
From 10am to 7pm each day
Hellbrunn Advent festivities
The Hellbrunn Advent festivities in the courtyard of Hellbrunn Palace is also a major attraction amongst the Christmas markets in Salzburg. Its picturesque location as well as the attractions for all ages (petting zoo, winter fairy tale railway and much more) have established it quickly as one of the most popular Christmas markets in Austria.
Opening times of the Hellbrunn Advent festivities:
23.11. to 24.12. 2017
Mondays and Tuesdays (December) 1pm – 8pm
Wednesdays to Fridays 1pm – 8pm
Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays 10am – 8pm
Christmas Eve 10am – 2pm