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Winter Magic

Advent- and Christmas Markets 2019

Picturesque Christmas time in Vorarlberg

Many villages and all towns Bregenz, Dornbirn, Feldkirch, Bludenz and Hohenems host advent and Christmas markets. The following selection features markets which open for a longer timespan. In the Bregenzerwald village Schwarzenberg the so called “Schwarzenberger Advent” is generally felt to be the most atmospheric of all.

  • Christmas markets in Bregenz
    In the heart of Bregenz, culinary, sweet and spicy delicacies, artisanry and perhaps even one or two Christmas presents await you at more than 40 Christmas huts. The Christmas tree, adorned with gift packages for the competition of our business community, may surprise you.
    Artisanry, delicacies, attractions, the scent of mulled wine and a specially built manger in the Nepomuk Chapel (16. – 18. November) on Kornmarktplatz (15. November until 23. Dezember 2019), the large Christmas tree, which is donated every year by a community from the beautiful Bregenz Forest, the live nativity scene in Leutbühel as well as the traditional artisanry market in the Upper Town:
    Christmas in Bregenz’s Upper Town (08./8., 14./15. und 21./22. Dezember ) – At the atmospheric little art and craftsmanship market in Martinsplatz, in the cellar of the St. Martin’s Tower and in St. Martin’s Tower, you have the opportunity to experience artistic moments calmly and up-close.
    BregenzerChristmas Market in Bregenz
  • Feldkircher Weihnachtsmarkt
    As early as 22 and 23 November, the “Blosengelmarkt” (cherub’s market) sets the tone for Christmas in Feldkirch. The atmospheric Christmas market invites visitors for a stroll through the medieval town of Feldkirch (from 29 November to 24 December). This year’s traditional advent singing will be held on 30 November and 8 December.
    Feldkirch in Advent (in german)
  • Dornbirner Christkindlemarkt
    There is a touch of nostalgia to the Christmas market in Dornbirn from 22 November to 23 December. Visitors can savour regional delicacies, buy original artisanry objects, Christmas decorations, and listen to choir and brass band music.
    Dornbirner Christkindlemarkt (in german)
  • Bludenz
    The Christmas market in Bludenz is open from 28 November to 24 December. Gift shopping apart, the market also offers culinary tidbits and music to sample as well as baking and story-telling for kids.
    Bludenzer Christkindlemarkt
Bregenzer Weihnachtsmarkt (c) Bregenz Tourismus und Stadtmarketing
Schwarzenberg im Bregenzerwald © Ludwig Berchtold

The loveliest time of the year is traditionally celebrated with festive and reflective concerts.

Christmas Markets in villages and rural areas
  • Festive Christmas atmosphere at the Schwarzenberg Advent 2019
    Set in the in the picturesque village of Schwarzenberg in Bregenzerwald that is dotted with listed buildings, the Schwarzenberg Advent (21 November until 29 Dezember) is generally felt to be the most atmospheric of all. A few highlights from the programme: a concert by Wiener Streichersolisten (Vienna string soloists), the arts & crafts advent market (29/ 30 November), and other concerts.
    Schwarzenberg Advent
  • Montafoner Winterzauber
    “Peace and contemplation“ is the theme of the Montafon Winter Magic from 23 December to 5 January 2020. A range of events, many concerts among them, are on the schedule.
    Montafoner Winterzauber 
  • Lech Zürs am Arlberg
    Expect pre-Christmas activities also in Zug on 7 and 8 December, and in Lech am Arlberg 13 to 16 December.
    Advent and christmas events in Lech am Arlberg
  • From 1 to 24 December, the Kleinwalsertal is under the magic spell of the Walser Advent (“Walser AdventsZauber”.

Join us  on a journey through the most beautiful Christmas markets in our Videoclip:

Advent in Feldkirch © Stadtmarketing und Tourismus Feldkirch GmbH
Magic Winter in Vorarlberg

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