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Advent in Salzburg

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Whether you visit one of the romantic Christmas markets or get into the Christmas spirit with some advent singing, the idyllic city of Salzburg offers the perfect surroundings for advent, Christmas and the New Year.


The romantic Christmas season in Salzburg

In the winter, when the roofs, churches, towers and trees are covered with glittering white snowflakes, then the most beautiful season begins in the city of Mozart.

Advent in Salzburg is undisputedly one of the best times for a city break to this city of music. Romantic walks on the hills around Salzburg, in the fairytale gardens and parks and across one of the most attractive advent markets in the German-speaking world will convert even the worst Christmas sceptics. Use your visit to the city of Salzburg to do some Christmas shopping, which is even more fun on the historic Getreidegasse in Salzburg.


Christmas markets in Salzburg

Old and young come together at the Salzburg Christmas market around the cathedral to enjoy the aroma of mulled wine, baked apples, hot chestnuts and roasted almonds. The smaller Christmas markets in Hellbrunn Palace, at Mirabell Palace, in the Sterngarten, at Stift St. Peter or at the Fortress of Salzburg have a very special charm as well.


The famous advent singing takes place in many churches during advent in Salzburg, during which the story of Maria, Joseph and the baby Jesus is told in song. The advent singing at the Festival Hall is of course particularly famous with Karl Heinrich Waggerl or Tobias Reiser considered the most famous pioneers


New Year in Salzburg

Where better to dance into the New Year than in Salzburg? The Open Air stage at Residenzplatz has DJs and various bands to spread good cheer and anticipation of the New Year. Special events take place every year during advent and on New Year’s Eve at the Pitter Event Center and IMLAUER Sky Bar & Restaurant. At the turn of the year, you can dance to the New Year with lively music at the New Year’s Eve ball in the Pitter Event Center. In the IMLAUER Sky you can enjoy a multi-course meal over the rooftops of Salzburg with the best view of the fireworks at midnight.