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 unique culinary specialities from 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 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 Hours of Salzburg Christmas market:
21.11. to 26.12.2019

Open daily
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 in the castle courtyard of Fortress Hohensalzburg

A charming  Christmas market with local arts and crafts and culinary delights in the courtyard of Fortress Hohensalzburg.
Opening hours: 30.11.-23.12.2019: each Friday to Sunday from 10am  - 7:00pm

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:
22.11. to 24.12. 2019

Mondays to Fridays 1pm – 8pm
Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays 10am – 8pm
Christmas Eve (24.12.2018) 10am – 2pm

Monday - Friday: FREE ADMISSION
Saturday/Sunday/Public Holidays until 6pm: € 5,-- per person. Children until 6 years free admission.
Saturday/Sunday/Public Holidays from 6pm: FREE ADMISSION


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