Events in the winter - © Kraft

“Silent Night“ in the Salzkammergut

Reflective, down to earth, delicious!

When the days start to get shorter and darkness sets over Lakes in the late afternoon, one of the most beautiful times of the year begins in the World Heritage town: the days before the Christmas. Then numerous windows are festively decorated, a gingerbread scent hangs in the air and the world-famous salt mining town dons its pre-Christmas dress. Then the whole region of the Salzkammergut shine in the lights and numerous stars illuminate the night. And when the market square with the life-sized crib and the festive Christmas tree gets dressed up - then it's time for Christmas!

Hallstatt in bright lights

If you have had enough of the same old offers at Christmas markets, when you can’t bear to hear "Last Christmas" anymore and want to experience something completely different, then the world-famous Hallstatt is the place to be - because only here there is a Christmas barbecue with chesnut beer, a scarily beautiful Krampus exhibition, wood and schnapps in an unusual combination, homemade “Holzknechtnockn” (a fried dumpling eaten sweet or savoury) and a homely atmosphere for a contemplative, down to earth and nature-related Advent.

At a glance

There is much to see, feel and discover. Below we have put together the most beautiful highlights. Be enchanted by our small but fine offers. See you in pre-Christmas. Merry Christmas!

The most beautiful events in the run-up to Christmas

Sat, Jul. 20, 2024 Salt mine (Salzwelten) Hallstatt, Salzbergstraße 1 Hallstatt

Sat, Nov. 23, 2024 10:00 Museum Anzenaumill (Anzenaumühle), Anzenau Bad Goisern

Sat, Nov. 30, 2024 13:00 — 19:00 Homeland museum Gosau, Gosau

Wed, Dec. 4, 2024 17:00 — 20:00 Market square Hallstatt and idyllic streets, Marktplatz Hallstatt

Thu, Dec. 5, 2024 18:00 — 23:00 Market square Hallstatt and idyllic streets, Marktplatz Hallstatt

Sat, Dec. 7, 2024 19:00 Marketplace Bad Goisern, Marktplatz Bad Goisern

Sun, Dec. 8, 2024 10:00 — 18:30 Market Square Hallstatt (Marktplatz Hallstatt), Marktplatz Hallstatt

Sat, Dec. 14, 2024 10:00 — 18:00 Salzkammergut Hand.Werk.Haus, Rudolf-von-Alt-Weg 6 Bad Goisern

Tue, Dec. 24, 2024 16:00 Market Square Hallstatt (Marktplatz Hallstatt), Marktplatz Hallstatt

Tue, Dec. 24, 2024 16:15 Catholic church Obertraun, Obertraun Obertraun

Tue, Dec. 24, 2024 17:00 Churches, Bad Goisern

Accommodation at Christmas time

Hotels and accommodation providers in Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun offer the ideal room or apartment for your holidays, no matter what your tastes. Aside from establishments rated according to the international "star" scale, you will also find around Lake Hallstatt in Austria businesses that have been awarded two to four "edelweiss". The more flowers, the greater comforts you can expect. Whether you eventually find your cozy nest in an elegant 5-star luxury hotel, at comfortable guesthouse, a family-friendly apartment, or on a traditional farm, the choice is always entirely up to you.

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