The atmospheric Advent season in the Innsbruck region
The most wonderful time of the year is even better in Innsbruck. Festive Christmas markets entice visitors with delicious punch and local specialities, such as Kiachl – freshly baked farmers’ donuts served with sweet or savoury toppings. The medieval streets are filled with the romantic glow of twinkling lights, traditional Austrian brass bands play out from the towers and Advent concerts get visitors in the Christmas spirit. Traditions, such as the Krampus parades (when demon-like creatures from Alpine folklore parade through the streets in elaborate costumes), nativity scene displays, visits from St. Nicholas and Advent concerts entertain guests of all ages. And traditional Christmas specialties, such as delicious fruit breads and Christmas stollen, are just waiting to be enjoyed.
Christmas customs and events
Experience Christmas in Innsbruck, a time full of old customs and traditions! Take a nostalgic ride on the "Christkindlbahn", a lovely old tram that takes you through the illuminated streets of Innsbruck. Watch as hundreds of children accompany the Christ Child through the city. Listen to traditional Christmas carols and get to know the local customs. Click on the images below for more information about our Christmas events and traditions.