Enjoying culinary delights and gift ideas Christmas markets in Linz

A stroll around the stalls, sampling the products, buying beautiful Christmas gifts, being tempted by the delicious smell of the sausages barbecuing over charcoal – a visit to one of the many Linz Christmas markets heightens pleasure of the run-in to Christmas!

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Christkindlmarkt at the Main Square

18 November to 23 December 2023, daily from 10 am to 9 pm

A backdrop like something out of a fairy tale frames the traditional Christmas market on the main square. In the midst of the baroque town houses, the festively lit market stalls stand around a magnificently illuminated Christmas tree, which becomes an eye-catcher every year. Visitors can stroll between the little huts. It is the market of artisans with homemade Christmas tree decorations, pottery and glassware, jewelry and other lovingly crafted goods. In between, you can strengthen yourself with many culinary delicacies.

Christmas market at the Main Square

Christmas Market Volksgarten

18 November to 23 December 2023, daily from 10 am to 9 pm

The Christmas market in Linz's Volksgarten is a paradise, especially for children. In addition to the rides, the Christmas crib with life-size, hand-painted figures and the lovingly designed stable is also an attraction. Embedded in the park with illuminated trees and in front of the festive music theater, the Christmas market spreads a beautiful atmosphere. Here visitors can not only walk from stall to stall, but also discover several fairy tale huts with moving figures. Craft demonstrations, musical groups and the culinary delights bring unforgettable moments.

Christmas market at Volksgarten

Advent at the cathedral

24 November to 23 December 2023, tuesday - sunday from 11 am to 8 pm

This year, for the first time, an Advent market will take place on Linz's Domplatz, against the impressive backdrop of the Mariendom. High-quality culinary delights, genuine handicrafts and the unique atmosphere at Linz's Mariendom - these are some of the ingredients for a soothing break from the pre-Christmas hustle and bustle.

Under the motto "the quiet Advent at the Linz Cathedral Square", there will be a counterbalance to the hectic pre-Christmas everyday life, without any kitsch.

Advent at the Cathedral

Winter market at Pfarrplatz

25 November to 23 December 2023

On Pfarrplatz square behind Linz's city parish church, craftsmen, artists and farmers once again offer their regional and homemade products. Children enjoy the sheep that stay at the market in a stable with a free-range gate.

Winter market at Pfarrplatz

Winter Magic at Stiegl-Klosterhof

17 November to 7 January 2024

A unique Christmas atmosphere awaits you at the Stiegl-Klosterhof during the Advent season. The spacious guest garden is transformed into a delightful winter forest, which not only makes children's eyes sparkle as darkness falls. Thousands of lights and baubles, Christmas decorations and the sound of brass bands enchant Linz. An ambience to dream and enjoy.

Winter Magic at Stiegl-Klosterhof

Hop-on hop-off Christmas train

A free hop-on hop-off Christmas train runs between the five Christmas markets during Advent. Decorated for Christmas, the well-known yellow train will make its rounds through the city of Linz every half hour from Friday to Sunday from 3 pm to 7 pm with free boarding.

The Christmas train

Christmas in Linz

The festive lighting in the streets with the beloved Engerln always makes visitors to Linz smile. In addition to the large Christmas markets, the smaller, cozy Advent markets and the cultural offerings also make the time in Linz an experience. All dates relating to the Advent season in Linz can be found in the calendar of events.

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