Christmas in the Mountains


Christmas in Salzburger Land is a very special time. A time of reflection. A time of tradition. A time of peace. Mountain Christmas in Austria.
Simply touching.

The Advent.programme of the Gastein valley.

Bad Hofgastein

Advent magic
The historic center of Bad Hofgastein with its Christmas illuminated pedestrian zone offers a unique backdrop for atmospheric and contemplative Advent evenings. Tradition and variety are guaranteed by local folk music groups, tower winders and shepherd players. Experience the unique Gastein Krampuspassen, romantic evenings with your loved ones and enjoy the pre-Christmas season in the midst of the Gastein mountains. Create shared experiences during a horse-drawn sleigh ride or a torchlight hike in the snow-covered spa park.

Christmas.Market: 01.12.-03.12. | 05.12. | 08.12.-10.12. | 15.12.-17.12. | 22.12.-23.12.2023


Bad Gastein

ARTvent calendar and ARTvent market
Wait and marvel together. The ARTvent calendar in Bad Gastein. Every day there is another artistically decorated window in one of the Bad Gastein businesses to marvel at. The respective business invites you to a common exchange with punch and cookies.
On two weekends, the ARTvent market will also take place in the Merangarten. There are art objects to admire, crafts to try out, refined and creative food and drinks to taste and atmospheric music to listen to.

ARTvent.Market: 15.12.-17.12. | ARTvent.Calender: 01.12.-24.12.2023


Böckstein Christmas Market
Also this year the annual Christkindlmarkt takes place in Böckstein on December 08. Let yourself be spoiled by regional and homemade products such as cookies, sour cheese, farmer’s bread or Kletzenbrot and enjoy the wonderful natural world during a horse-drawn carriage ride.

Christmas.Market: 08.12. | Advent choral concert: 08.12.-19.12.2023


Atmospheric Advent market in the community park Dorfgastein
Also this year, the Christmas decorated Advent market in Dorfgastein will take place again. With lovingly prepared craft stalls and regional products such as bacon, meat doughnuts or schnapps, visitors will be in the mood for the most wonderful time of the year. The Christmas program is rounded off by the shepherd play of the elementary school Dorfgastein and a choir concert. Romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides through the village center also make a visit something very special.

Discover the variety. The traditions. The mountain Christmas. Discover Advent in Gastein.

Christmas.Market: 16.12. | “Ofenfest”: 27.12.2023


Grossarl (ca. 45-minute drive from Gastein)

During the time just before Christmas, a unique atmosphere welcomes you to Grossarl. The Advent market in this magnificent mountain region captivates guests with its tradition and variety. At the elaborately decorated market stands, you will be greeted by all kinds of delectable treats and Christmas specialities.
A diverse Advent programme features numerous attractions, especially for the youngsters. And of course, there will be no shortage of wonderful Christmas decorations, as well as arts & crafts from across Salzburger Land.

Christmas.Market: 01.12.-03.12. | 08.12.-10.12. | 15.12.-17.12. | 22.12.-23.12.2023

Urlaub im Advent im Hotel direkt an der Piste

Photo of the Christmas market in Gastein

Urlaub Weihnachtsmärkte im Salzburger Land

Shot at the Christmas market in Gastein
Brief getaways during the run-up to Christmas, including iconic Advent markets in Salzburger Land

Lights strung from trees blanketed in snow. The fragrance of roasted almonds and chestnuts. And Alpine sounds performed on the zither, dulcimer and guitar. This is what a mountain Christmas in Bad Hofgastein is all about.