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Hotel Goldener Hirsch, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Salzburg
Getreidegasse 37 · Salzburg5020 · Austria 
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The Christmas markets in Salzburg

Every year visitors from near and far are delighted over the festive period by the many Christmas markets in the state of Salzburg. Among the best ones, which is also known far beyond Salzburg, is the Christmas market at the Domplatz and Residenzplatz. A stroll through one of the other lively Christmas markets in Salzburg is sure to provide pre-Christmas pleasure. Experience the magic of advent in Salzburg up close!

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Historic Salzburg Christmas Market

Christmas market on Salzburg’s Domplatz with its traditionally decorated stalls and its ambience offers the perfect framework for getting into the Christmas spirit. Let yourself be captivated by top quality handicrafts, enchanting Christmas tree decorations and festive artwork. There is no shortage of enjoyment here: The aroma of festive treats and mulled wine spreads through the stalls tempting you to try one of the delicacies. An extensive programme of events completes a visit to a Christmas market. Appearances by traditional Salzburg choirs and children’s groups from Salzburg’s schools are a part of this. On Saturdays a 6:30 pm the unique trumpet fanfare performed by the Salzburg trumpeters takes place on Residenzplatz.

The history of the Christmas Market

The history of Salzburg’s Christmas market begins as early as the 15th century, when travelling salesmen sold their goods at the Tandlmarkt on Salzburg’s Domplatz. In the 17th century a genuine pre-Christmas market developed from it, which always took place 14 days before and after St. Nicholas' Day and became known as 'St Nicholas' Market'. Even at that time it was one of the most famous Christmas markets along side the markets in Vienna, Paris, Amsterdam and Nuremberg.

The Magic of Advent in Hellbrunn

​The annual Hellbrunn Magic of Advent takes place in the charming setting of Hellbrunn palace and park. A fairytale forest comprising 400 pine trees, colourfully decorated, gives the market a pleasant atmosphere, especially at dusk. Festively decorated stalls, tasty nibbles, pre-Christmas gift ideas and a children’s Christmas world make the lead up to Christmas even sweeter for people of all ages.

Christmas Market at Mirabell Palace

Mirabell Palace provides the baroque setting for this Christmas market and captivates its visitors with its traditional charm. You can also look forward to a variety of culinary delicacies and mulled wine here. The artistically decorated cabins with their fancy goods are ideal places to shop, walk around or simply let time pass by. The Christmas market is located right in the city centre making it easy to reach.

Advent Christmas Market at Hohensalzburg Castle

The atmospheric advent Christmas market takes place high above the rooftops of the city. From up here you will have a unique view of the festively decorated Salzburg. The medieval courtyard of Hohensalzburg Castle transforms itself over the advent period into a romantic magical world and will tempt you with its local craftsmanship, selected gift ideas and culinary delights. Lively Weisenbläser and traditional Tanzlmusi provide visitors with musical accompaniment.