On the eve of Christmas and New year in the Tyrolean town of Innsbruck working Christmas markets, which become one of the most visited places in the city.
At the fairs hosted tents from which they sell food, including local street, drinks, main place among which is a warming mulled wine, Christmas food, roasted chestnuts, as well as Souvenirs, local crafts, festive paraphernalia and even clothing, pillows and blankets.
In addition to the tents at fairs are Christmas decorations, creating a festive mood: glowing lights in the stalls, the decorated Christmas tree, colorful toys.
The main Christmas markets in Innsbruck six, however, there are within the city and two more less known fair.
"Home", the largest and, respectively, the most visited fairs in Innsbruck three, all located in the center of the city and in close proximity to each other. That gives the convenience to combine walking around the city with the possibility of movement from one fair to another. The busiest time at these fairs - after dark (winter in Innsbruck darker earlier).
Christmas market in the Old town
Christmas market in the old town (CHRISTMAS MARKET IN THE OLD TOWN) is located before the "Golden roof" and further down the street, the Herzog-Friedrich-straße (in the direction of the embankment of the river Inn).
On the market, right by the Golden roof, installing the main Christmas tree of the city
Market in the old town is traditional, he is the oldest there is in this place since 1973, and the Christmas tree set in front of the Golden roof somewhere in the 1930-ies.
Fair trade is 70 organized tent-stalls. In the center set the scene "the Tale", where performances and daily performances at 18:00 hours. And at 17:30 with a gold roof sounds of traditional live music.
The Christmas fair: from 15 November 2023 - 23 December 2023. Daily from 11:00 to 21:00; trade until 20:00.
In addition to the fair's festive atmosphere in the old town create a medieval surrounding old buildings, huge figures and fairytale characters adorning the streets and houses of the historical centre of the city.
For example, street Riesengasse (Riesengasse), street Kobajasi (Kiebachgasse) and street Seilergasse (Seilergasse).
Christmas market on the street of Maria Theresa
Christmas fair on the street of Maria Theresa (CHRISTMAS MARKET IN MARIA-THERESIEN-STRASSE) is a modern Bazaar, which in addition to delicious treats and beverages, focuses on international gifts, Souvenirs and items created by local artisans.
Lighting in the form of large Christmas balls and lights that adorn the trees on the street, give this market an additional charm and a festive atmosphere.
Trade is of 30 organized tent-stalls.
The venue of the fair: the pedestrian street (first street) Maria Theresa Strasse (Maria-Theresien-Straße).
The Christmas fair: 25 November 2023 - 06 January 2024. Daily from 11:00 to 21:00, trading until 20:00. 24.12.2023 from 11:00 to 15:00 hours. 31.12.2023 from 11:00 to 19:00 PM.
Christmas market on Marktplatz
Christmas fair on the Market (CHRISTMAS MARKET AT MARKTPLATZ) is a family Christmas Bazaar.
Here for kids set a large round carousel, hold puppet shows and open moving Nativity scene, consisting of 28 pieces.
The main decoration of this fair is the 14-metre high Christmas tree, decorated with more than 170 500 Swarovski crystals and mounted in the center of the fair.
Trade is more than 68 organized tent-stalls. There are closed small pavilions in which to bask.
The fair venue: the Market square (Marktplatz) near the waterfront and the market hall (Markthalle Innsbruck).
The Christmas fair: from 15 November 2023 - 23 December 2023. Daily from 11:00 to 21:00; trade until 20:30.
Christmas fair on the street Burggraben
In addition to the three large and main, in the heart of Innsbruck working tiny fair few tents, located at the end of the street Burggraben (Burggraben), just outside the Hofkirche.
Christmas markets outside the city center of Innsbruck is small, but also very colorful and charming.
Christmas market St. Nicholas
Christmas fair St Nicholas (ST. NIKOLAUS CHRISTMAS MARKET) is a cozy little market, with a few wooden stalls, and in the evenings live music, performing traditional tunes. There is an indoor small pavilion where you can warm up.
This fair is not a tourist, it is more for her.
The venue of the fair: the left side of the Inn river (opposite from the old town), district Mariahilf-St. Nicholas (Mariahilf-St. Nikolaus - Mariahilf St. Nikolaus), the area of Hans Brenner Platz (Hans Brenner Platz).
The Christmas fairwill take place from 24 November 2023 - 23 December 2023. Daily from 16:00 to 21:00.
Christmas market Hungerburg (panoramic fair)
Christmas fair Hungerburg or Hungerberg (HUNGERBURG CHRISTMAS MARKET) is also a panoramic fair.
The market is small, only a few stalls. However, the highlight of the fair is that it is located on a hill - view terrace, near the upper station of the cable lift Nordkette (Nordkettenbahnen), which offers a wonderful panoramic view of Innsbruck, the mountains and the surrounding area.
Standing with a glass of warming mulled wine and admire the city from the heights...
The venue of the fair: the left side of the Inn river (opposite from the old town), Hungerburg (Hungerberg). You can get there by cable car, by foot, car (rent a car in Innsbruck...) or by bus. Read more about lift and Nordkette Hiking route to the fair and viewing...
The Christmas fair: from 24 November 2023 - 06 January 2024. Monday - Friday from 13:00 to 19:00 hours; Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 12:00 to 19:00 hours. 24 December 2023 from 12:00 to 15:00; 31 December 2023 from 12:00 to 17:00. From December 25, 2023, Monday - Friday from 13:00 to 18:00; Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 12:00 to 18:00 hours.
The views from the observation deck of Hungerburg
Christmas market on the square Wiltener
Christmas fair on the square Wiltener (CHRISTMAS MARKET IN WILTEN) is a small Bazaar tents which can be counted on the fingers.
It is a very quiet fair, where you can enjoy a warming mug of mulled wine, eat some local specialities and buy some festive items.
Specifically to go to this fair, probably does not make sense, but when exploring the area Wilten, the fair can be a good place for a snack and just for the atmosphere.
The venue of the fair: to the South of the historic centre of Innsbruck, the district Wilten (Wilten), square Wiltener (Wiltener Platzl).
The Christmas fair: from November 24, 2023 to December 24, 2023 from 16:00 to 20:00.
Christmas market on the hill of Bergisel
On the historic Bergisel hill (CHRISTMAS MARKET ON the BERGISEL) also runs a Christmas market, where organized points sell drinks, food, Souvenirs and other products.
The venue of the fair: district Wilten, hill Berg isel (Bergisel), between the buildings of the Museum (Museum Bergisel and the Tyrolean Panorama).
Christmas market opening hours: November 17, 2023 to December 17, 2023, from Friday to Sunday. Friday from 14:00 to 20:00, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 to 20:00. December 7, 22 and 23 from 11:00 to 20:00.
The charm of the fair on Bergisel adds that near such a hill slope, located around a covered pergola, which offers panoramic views of the area Wilten, Innsbruck and North of the Alps (relative to city).
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