Salzburg Christmas Market

23 Nov 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
Cathedral Square, Salzburg

The buzzing Salzburg Christmas Market can be found at Cathedral Square and is full of tasty festive treats, traditional gifts and hundreds of excited visitors.

  • When? 23rd November - 26th December 2017
  • Where? Cathedral Square, Salzburg
  • Price: Entry is free but bring some money for the stalls

If you have the chance to experience the magic of the Salzburg Christmas Market, you'll see eyes bigger than Santa's belly. There's more than enough festive treats to keep everyone happy, as a storybook atmosphere sweeps Cathedral Square in the build up to Christmas.

Salzburg is the best city in Austria to enjoy a Christmas market and this part of town provides an ideal setting. When snowing, a picturesque image is painted of Cathedral Square as snow capped stalls are lined by pretty lights creating an enchanting and romantic ambience.

As you approach the square your senses are indulged as a feeling of excitement is heightened by the sound of church bells ringing around the city and the scent of mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and baked apples floating through the air. Some hearty Austrian favourites will curb the largest of appetites whereas a range of festive souvenirs, delicate arts and crafts and traditional gifts are snapped up by bargain-hunting shoppers.

The Christmas spirit at this market is felt by all and even more so by those who attend on a Saturday when the "Christkind" and its angels walk through the Cathedral and Residence Square. Other events across the five and a half weeks will involve choral singers, nativity exhibits and various other forms of festive entertainment. You never know, maybe Santa will pop by too if he's not too busy.

  • Get there: The city centre is easy to navigate on foot, but you can take the bus or train to more out-of-the-way venues. The closest station in Salzburg Rathaus.
  • Stay: Base yourself near the city centre so you can get around easily.

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