The fascinating city of Innsbruck is even more special in Christmas time, thanks to four different Christmas Markets spread all over the city.
Image gallery: Innsbruck Christmas Market
The city of Innsbruck, solemnly decorated in every nook and cranny, offers various possibilies regarding leisure time activities. Even more possibilities are offered in Christmas time, when Innsbruck makes you taste Christmas bakery, mulled wine, local delicacies such as Kiachln and Spatzln at one of the four Christmas Markets. Below we provide a general overview:
Christmas Market in the historic city: Located below the historic Golden Roof of Innsbruck, this Christmas Market is undoubtedly the most traditional one. The historic district emphasises the solemn atmosphere of the Market and the offer is varied, including gastronomic delicacies and handmade products. Moreover it is a popular meeting point for inhabitants and students as well as a large number of tourists.
Christmas Market at the Market Place: The Christmas Market at the Market Place (Marktplatz) is particularly suitable for families. While children enjoy the petting zoo, adults can amble along the market booths offering Christmas bakery, Christmas presents as well as a wide selection of local delicacies.
Christmas Market in Maria-Theresia Road: In the main road of Innsbruck, which by the way is a pedestrian zone, shining lights, glass and crystals prevail. Every year there are more and more market booths completing the charming road across the heart of Innsbruck.
Christmas Market at Hungerburg Castle: A jewel which you should not miss is the Market at Hungerburg Castle. This Christmas Market is accessible via the so called Nordkettenbahn, a modern cable car taking passengers from the City up to the mountain chain delimiting Innsbruck in the north. The market booths offer treats for your palate as well as ideas regarding your Christmas presents.