Due to current events, the opening of the Christmas markets in Innsbruck has been postponed. We will provide further information as soon as possible.

Christmas markets likely originated from the old Christmas tree markets where spruce and fir trees were sold as decoration for apartments at Christmas. In Innsbruck, the old-style market has transformed into one of the most attractive Christmas markets in the world. The markets held in the other districts around the city are also very popular.

Christmas magic in the old town

From 20 November to 23 December 2020
Opening celebration: 15 November 2020 from 5.30 pm
The Christmas market in the historic old town is open daily from 11 am to 7 pm.

Experience the traditional, romantic and festive Christmas atmosphere of Innsbruck's historic old town. The colourful Christmas market stalls are nestled between attractive medieval buildings and the Golden Roof. The market stalls are a treasure trove for Christmas tree decorations, handicrafts, woollen goods and souvenirs. A viewing platform offers wonderful views over the roofs of the stalls. Austrian Turmbläser (brass brands) play traditional Christmas music from the Golden Roof and give the market a truly special feel. It is also well worth taking a wander down Kiebachgasse, the street that runs parallel to Erzherzog-Friedrich-Straße. In December, the street is transformed into a fairy tale lane: numerous characters from famous fairy tales adorn the façades, bay windows and gables.

Light and modern: Maria Theresien Street

From 14 November to 27 December 2020
Opening celebration: 14 November 2020
Daily from 11 am to 7 pm.
Exceptions: stalls are open from 11 am to 3 pm on 24 December

Photo:  ©MK Illumination

The Christmas market on Maria Theresien Street is surrounded by a sparkling sea of modern Christmas lights. A special eye-catcher: the illuminated mountain crystal that towers up above the market and watches over the stalls.

Maria Theresien Street is lined by trees covered in tiny, sparkling lights and is home to a wide range of market stalls providing international gift ideas. If you are looking for a special souvenir, this is the market for you.

Advent on the market square

From 14 November to 23 December 2020
Opening celebration: 14 November 2020 from 5 pm
Daily from 11 am to 7 pm

Perfect for families with children: the charming Christmas market with Tyrolean village flair on the "Marktplatz" market square by the River Inn. The market includes a varied children's programme and a traditional carousel that stands at the heart of the square in winter and features lovingly carved figures that carry young riders round and round. Another highlight is the 14-metre-high Swarovski crystal tree that sparkles above the square. The colourful stands provide a wide range of products and shopping opportunities.

Christmas atmosphere in Hungerburg

Due to current events, the Christmas market will not take place this year.

For the best views of wintery Innsbruck, you should visit the Panorama Christmas Market in the Hungerburg district. You can ride up to this idyllic viewpoint in spacious carriages on the Nordkettenbahnen funicular, which stops directly in the city centre at the Congress lift station.
The Christmas market has an atmosphere of wonderful tranquillity but still offers everything a Christmas market should. The stands include lovingly made Christmas tree decorations and Christmas accessories.

Insider tip: St. Nikolaus

Due to current events, the Christmas market will not take place this year.

The Christmas market in the St. Nikolaus district shows the tranquil, authentic and reflective side of Advent. Simply cross the River Inn to discover one of the best Christmas markets in the city. The handful of charming stalls on the small Hans-Brenner-Platz square on Innstraße road are the perfect example of how small things can have a big and truly captivating effect. Experience Advent at its best and get in the Christmas spirit with traditional Christmas music.

Christmas magic in Wilten

Due to current events, the Christmas market will not take place this year.

Wiltener Platzl is an enchanting square that visitors are sure to fall in love with. It is home to a small, charming Christmas market featuring a selection of specialty products.
Handicrafts and culture are at the heart of the experience, in addition to the festive atmosphere created by this truly charming setting.

The Kaiserweihnacht on Bergisel hill

Due to current events, the Christmas market will not take place this year.

An atmospheric Christmas market on Bergisel hill: the Kaiserweihnacht is centred around genuine products and traditions with a focus on regional products and Tyrolean craftsmanship. Experience the Christmas of years gone by: genuine, atmospheric and reflective.
This is the Kaiserweihnacht. For many, a welcome change and the perfect motivation to unwind and enjoy.

Advent Package

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  • Innsbruck Card light for 24 h / Welcome gift
  • Additional nights possible

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