Salzburg, Christmas markets and traditions to travel to Austria

Christmas market in Salzburg Photo: (c) Österreich Werbung

The first snowflakes fall, the Christmas markets they flood the city and the lights decorate a story setting.

There is no doubt, the Salzburg Christmas It is for romantics.

These days when the Advent, the countdown of the Christmas period, the city becomes the most desired destination.

Salzburg at Christmas Photo: © Österreich Werbung, Lisa Eiersebner

The Christmas markets that fill Salzburg These days are not like everyone else, they are considered the most beautiful in the German-speaking area, and fill the streets, squares and corners of the city of Mozart.

Christmas markets in Salzburg

The historical cathedral square market with the traditional concerts Adventblasen; the one of the Mirabell Square; he hellbrunn market, the one in the courtyard of the fortress of Hohensalzburg, the one in the courtyard of Sternbräu between the streets Getreidegasse Y Griesgasse, the market of St Leonhard in Grödig at the foot of mount Untersberg

Imagine a walk in good company in the heat of winter, lovely stalls, and in the background, music. Always the music in Salzburg.

Christmas market in Salzburg Photo: © SalzburgerLand Tourismus GmbH

There is no place where the countdown is lived for Christmas in a more authentic way.

And if the markets are a classic, there is no Christmas without Christmas carols.

Peace Night in Salzburg

Did you know that the most famous of them and that you have surely sung year after year was composed in the Salzburg region?

We talk about Silent Night, created in 1818 by Franz Joseph Gruber (music) and the priest Joseph Mohr (lyrics).

200 years of its composition are now celebrated and Salzburg and its surroundings celebrate it with innumerable acts these days.

Chapel of Peace Night near Salzburg Photo: © Österreich Werbung, Wolfgang Weinhäupl

The climax is the chapel of Oberndorf, where Gruber Y Mohr They first performed this Christmas carol on December 24, two centuries ago.

There are so many magical possibilities to enjoy Salzburg when the Christmas that you could travel to the city every year on the same dates and discover something different on each trip.

Of course, traditions always remain.

One of the most famous is the Krampus, a devilish character dressed in a black furry coat, with tied rods and a chain, which is responsible for reminding the little ones that it is best to behave well.

His big day is December 5, when huge parades are organized with these characters as protagonists.


If you want to know more about this and others magical customs of Salzburg and Austria, receive original proposals or even learn to cook at home the classic Christmas cookies of the country, here you can check the best proposals about Austria and always be aware of the most original ideas

Here you have information about Christmas markets in Austria.

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