Christmas Markets in Germany & Austria

Advent in the Alps and Beyond

Advent in Austria is still a time of peaceful reflection, but the Christmas markets which started in the Middle Ages create a perfect festive and traditional atmosphere. So why not join us for a little pre-Christmas shopping in some of Europe's most spectacular settings?

Sample Christmas Markets Tour Itinerary

Day One: US Departure

Day Two: Munich - Salzburg

  • Munich - capital of Bavaria and gateway to the Alps. See the Christmas Market at Marienplatz, the Hofbräuhaus and the New City Hall with the famous Glockenspiel

Day Three: Salzburg

  • Salzburg - city of Mozart and the Sound of Music. See Mozart's Birthplace, Mirabell Gardens, the Fortress Hohensalzburg, Cathedral and St. Peter's Monastery, as well as the Christmas Market on Cathedral Square.
Vienna City Hall - ©WienTourismus-Claudio Alessandri

Vienna City Hall - ©WienTourismus/Claudio Alessandri

Day Four: Salzburg - Oberndorf - Mondsee - Vienna

  • Oberndorf - where Silent Night was composed and sung for the first time in 1818.
  • Mondsee - the small market town on the edge of the lake whose Church of St. Michael was used to make the wedding scene of the Sound of Music.

Day Five: Vienna

  • Vienna - Austria's elegant capital city with the splendour of a bygone era, when it was the heart of the mighty Habsburg Empire. See the Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Hofburg, the elegant Ringstrasse, State Opera House. Experience the different Advent Markets at Schönbrunn, in Spittelberg, at the City Hall.
Prague - Photo used with permission of Czech Tourism

Prague - Photo used with permission of Czech Tourism

Day Six: Vienna - Telc - Prague

  • Telc - typical of so many medieval Czech towns with its single, massive square, the beautifully preserved facades of its burghers’ houses and spectacular chateau.

Days Seven and Eight: Prague

  • Prague - known as the Golden City, the city of one hundred-towers and the Jerusalem of Europe, the Czech capital is also justifiably considered to be one of Euope's most beautiful cities. See Castle Hill with St. Vitus Cathedral, the Lesser Quarter, Charles Bridge, the Old Town Square, the Astronomical Clock, the Jewish Quarter. Stroll the Christmas Markets.

Day Nine: Prague - USA


Booking Your Christmas Markets Tour

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