Innsbruck’s most beautiful Christmas markets

Christkindlmarkt beim Goldenen Dachl in der Innsbrucker Altstadt
Christmas market in the old town of Innsbruck (c) Christof Lackner

Your very personal magical Advent right on your hotel doorstep

Advent is the most wonderful time of the year in Innsbruck for many visitors. The reasons for this are obvious: the aroma of mulled wine and sweet baked treats that wafts out of the many little lanes and corners. The snow-covered peaks of the Nordkette mountain range close by. The thousands of lights that romantically light up the city. And of course the many traditional Christmas markets without which Innsbruck’s Advent would be inconceivable.

As a guest at Hotel Sailer, you also have a clear advantage during Advent thanks to its central location. As the most beautiful Christmas markets are just a few minutes’ walk away from the hotel. The hotel team presents its favourite markets to you on this page.

Tip for seminar guests: A visit to a Christmas market is ideal as a social programme for your seminar at Hotel Sailer!

A summary of Innbruck’s Christmas markets

Maria Theresien Straße – the modern one

Distance: 450 m

Innsbruck’s grand boulevard is transformed into a glittering world of glass, light and crystals every year during Advent. 30 stalls offer crafts and delicacies from all over the world along Maria Theresien Straße. One highlight is Innsbruck’s Alpentuifl scary “Perchtenlauf” procession on 7 December at 6.00 p.m. The Christmas market on Maria Theresien Straße is open until 6 January.

Opening times: 25.11.2018- 06.01.2019
Every day from 11.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.
24.12. from 11.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
31.12. from 11.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Christmas market in the old town – the traditional one

Distance: 850 m (address: Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 15)

This market between Innsbruck old town’s medieval buildings is very traditional. The large, lit-up Christmas tree is surrounded by 70 rustic stalls. Everything revolves around traditional local crafts on this market. From roasted almonds to hand-carved nativity figures and colourful felt hats. When the tower trumpeters’ then play from the “Golden Roof”, you experience the most charming aspects of Austrian Christmas traditions.

Opening times: 15.11. – 23.12.2018
Open every day from 11.00 a.m. - 9.00 p.m.

Marktgraben – the informal one

Distance: 950 m (address: Innrain 4)

A cosy, relaxed atmosphere spreads between Marktgraben and the Marktplatz square right next to the Inn River during Advent. Families with children enjoy exciting attractions like the nostalgic carousel, pony rides or the funny puppet show. Plus there’s also crafts and all kinds of delicious local treats at the roughly 70 market stalls.

Opening times: 15.11. – 23.12.2018
Every day from 11.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.

Other Advent markets in Innsbruck

  • Up the Hungerburg: Drink mulled wine with a panoramic view over Innsbruck
  • Christmas magic in Wilten on Wiltener Platzl square
  • St. Nikolaus: a small Christmas market on Hans-Brenner-Platz square

And after you’ve visited the Christmas market? Then you come back to Hotel Sailer and warm yourself up again in the sauna or infrared cabin. The perfect opportunity to strengthen your immune system during the cold season.

Book or send us a non-binding enquiry now for your stay at Hotel Sailer right in the heart of Innsbruck during Advent including a Christmas market visit!