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Advent and New Year´s Eve in Salzburg

Spend the most beautiful time of year in Salzburg

When snow turns the city into a winter wonderland and people meet at the Christmas Market, you know the most beautiful time of year has begun in Salzburg.
 
Ringing out the old year in style – there is no better place than in the baroque city of Salzburg. The city is at its most romantic when its streets and squares are decorated with garlands and the scent of Christmas treats is in the air. The Salzburg Christmas Market in the historic city center is one of the most beautiful markets in the world. Salzburg Advent Singing has warmed the hearts of visitors from around the globe for over 60 years. And countless traditional events help shorten the wait until Christmas.
 
Salzburg Christmas Market: one of the most beautiful Advent markets in the world
Several Krampus and Perchten runs will take place in the city and province of Salzburg at the beginning of December. These evil spirits accompany St. Nicholas and have been known to "punish" naughty children. A stroll through one of Salzburg's Christmas markets is an absolute must. The historic Salzburg Christmas Market on Cathedral Square and Residence Square has been held since the end of the 15th century – making it not only one of the most beautiful but also one of the oldest Christmas markets in Europe. The "Advent Magic" Christmas market in Hellbrunn is especially romantic and charming, using the magnificent Hellbrunn Palace as a backdrop. Many smaller Advent markets can be found on Mirabell Square, at St. Peter's Monastery or at Hohensalzburg Fortress. Although each market is unique, they all have one thing in common: they are well worth the visit.
 
Salzburg Advent Singing in the Large Festival Hall
Salzburg Advent Singing has long since become an institution. The contemplative music event with nearly 200 actors inspires thousands of visitors each year. Countless other music events also put visitors in the Christmas spirit. For example, the Salzburg Advent brass concerts should not be missed – every Saturday on Residence Square.
 
Start the new year with verve
Are you spending Christmas Eve in Salzburg? If so, you can look forward to a 3-day New Year's program – including gun salutes, spectacular fireworks and New Year's concerts.

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