Innsbruck Region


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 15 November to 23 December 2023
The Christmas market in the old town is open daily from 11.00 am to 9.00  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 25 November 2023 to 6 January 2024
Open daily from 11.00 am to 9.00 pm. 

Foto:  ©MK Illumination

The Christmas market on Maria Theresien Street is surrounded by a sparkling sea of modern Christmas lights. Maria Theresien Street is lined by numerous 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. But be careful, the tempting aromas of mulled wine and delicious snacks are almost impossible to resist. The location of this Christmas market is perfect for getting your Christmas shopping done. And if you are hitting the shops on Maria Theresien Street, it is the perfect place to stop for a break.

Advent at the market square

From 15 November to 23 December 2023
Daily from 11.00 am to 9.00 pm. 

Perfect for families with children: the “Marktplatz” market square by the River Inn is home to a charming Christmas market with a Tyrolean village feel. The market also includes a varied children’s programme during the festive season. 
Attractions for children include puppet shows and storytelling. The Christmas market is even home to a traditional carousel with lovingly carved figures that carry young riders round and round. A 14-metre-high crystal tree sparkles above the square and the 60 stalls are filled with colourful gifts, handicrafts and delicious delights.

Christmas atmosphere in Hungerburg

From 24 November 2023 to 6 January 2024
Monday - Friday: 1.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12.00 am - 7.00 pm
24 December: 12.00 am - 3.00 pm

31 December: 12.00 am - 5.00 pm

from 25 December until 06 January: 12.00 am -

For the best views of wintery Innsbruck, visit the Panorama Christmas Market at Hungerburg. It’s easy to get there – simply take the Nordkettenbahnen funicular from the Congress lift station in the city centre.
The Christmas market has an atmosphere of wonderful tranquillity but still offers everything a Christmas market should: hot punch, delicious snacks and market stalls filled with lovingly crafted Christmas tree decorations and Christmas accessories. 

Insider tip: St. Nikolaus

From 24 November to 23 December 2023
Open daily from 4.00 pm to 9.00 pm.

The Christmas market in the St. Nikolaus district shows the tranquil and reflective side of Advent. Simply cross the River Inn to discover one of the best Christmas markets in the city. 
Wander around the handful of market stalls on Hans-Brenner-Platz, a small square on Innstraße, and experience advent at its best: with traditional Christmas music and delicious Austrian biscuits.

Christmas magic in Wilten

From 24 November to 23 December 2023
Open daily from 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm.

Wiltener Platzl is an enchanting square that’s home to a small Christmas market featuring many specialties. 
Organic mulled wine and delicacies from Sardinia are just waiting to be enjoyed. The Christmas market combines handicrafts, short concerts and culture with puppet shows for children. The charming setting and festive atmosphere are a real delight.

The Kaiserweihnacht am Bergisel

From 17 November to 17 December 2023 (Friday to Sunday)
Special opening days: 07, 22 and 23 December 2023

Friday: 2.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Saturday, Sunday and special opening days: 11.00 am - 8.00 pm

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.

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