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Salzburg Christmas market break

Christmastime magic at the Altstadthotel Wolf-Dietrich

Salzburg is one of the best places to get in the holiday spirit. Here you can take the time for romance, culture and indulgence. The 4-star Altstadthotel Wolf-Dietrich is one of the best places to stay in Salzburg for Christmas, as we are just a short walk from the most beautiful Christmas markets in Salzburg.

TOP location near christmas markets
Breakfast until 11 am
warm up & relax at our spa
Why is the Altstadthotel so wonderful at Christmas?
Because we are surrounded by all the Christmas charm!
  • Comfortable rooms & suites
  • Spa time with sauna & pool
  • Family-run 4-star hotel
  • Hotel bar with a wonderful selection
  • Charming & festive atmosphere in & around the hotel
  • Attentive service
  • Garage parking for hotel guests

Punch.TIME. “Explore the festively decorated Getreidegasse and stop by the Sporer punch manufactory for an orange punch!”

Our tips for your Salzburg Christmas market break
Visit the Salzburg Christmas markets!

Here you can browse and buy handmade gifts and local delicacies. Combine the Advent market at the Salzburg Fortress with a visit to the Hohensalzburg Fortress. High above the city of Mozart, you will find a totally unique Christmas charm. Get the best views of Salzburg as you soak up the ambiance on your Salzburg Christmas markets break.

Overview of Salzburg’s Christmas markets in the Old Town:

  • Salzburg Christkindlmarkt at the Dom and Residenzplatz
  • Christmas Market at Mirabellplatz
  • Hellbrunner Adventzauber
  • Sternadvent held between the Getreidegasse and Griesgasse
  • Charitable Advent Market at the Alter Markt
  • Salzburg Fortress Advent (Hohensalzburg Fortress)
Located in the heart of the Old Town

The Altstadthotel is situated in the heart of the historic Old Town and as a hotel near Salzburg Christmas market, offers the perfect home base for experiencing the holiday season in a UNESCO World Hertiage Site. Salzburg in December is straight out of a Baroque fairytale!

Salzburg, Austria Christmas market opening hours

Most of the Christmas markets open on the first weekend of Advent (at the end of November). The Christkindlmarkt on the Dom and Residenzplatz is open from the second-to-last Thursday in November until 1 January. 

Tips for your Salzburg Christmas markets break

The highlight: Hellbrunner Adventzauber

The Christmas market at Hellbrunn is one-of-a-kind! From the middle of November, the courtyard of the Hellbrunn Palace is transformed into a romantic backdrop for one of the most beautiful Christmas markets.

Over 700 trees sparkle with lights, the 24 windows of the Palace become an Advent calendar, and the wintry Trick Fountains surprise visitors with a phenomenal Christmas angel.

Experience the Salzburg Advent Festival

It wouldn’t be the holiday season without music! These special musical performances take place in the Grosses Festspielhaus on Advent weekends leading up to Christmas. With a history of over 75 years, this unique and traditional event attracts music lovers from all over the world. Simply fabulously!

Take a horse-drawn carriage ride through Salzburg

How romantic is the clip-clop of hooves on cobblestones? Wrap up in a warm blanket and off you go …

Your carriage awaits you on Residenzplatz and takes you on a small tour (ca. 25 minutes) or longer tour (50 minutes) of the city. We have plenty of ideas for romantic things to do on your visit – just ask!

Visit the Christmas Museum

Get in the Christmas spirit all year round. The Christmas Museum is situated on Mozartplatz above Café Glockenspiel – and after the museum, you’ll be ready to head straight to one of the many Christmas markets in Salzburg.

Fun & amusement at the Winterfest Salzburg

This very special event is a festival for contemporary circus performance. Every year from mid-December until 8 January, the Volksgarten park transforms into a circus. International companies and artists show what they’ve got and easily make their audiences laugh and marvel ... and gasp!

Look forward to top-class dining

Salzburg is home to top restaurants with incredible menus. Guests of the Altstadthotel Wolf-Dietrich hotel near the Salzburg Christmas market are treated to the best: find many bars and restaurants around our 4-star accommodation in Salzburgs Old Town. Traditional Salzburg establishments, each with a unique atmosphere, await you at Christmastime. Take, for instance, the winter wonderland at St Peter: this is where the festive and the delicious meet. We are happy to share some of our favourite tips with you!

Christmas.TIME in Salzburg!