Traditional Advent magic in Austria’s Salzkammergut
Advent Winter fairy tales in the imperial town of Bad Ischl
Santa Claus in Bad Ischl Christmas is a reflective time of the year and it is celebrated the traditional way in Austria’s Salzkammergut. Local Austrian customs and traditions are passed down from generation to generation and make Bad Ischl a very attractive place to visit during Advent time and the time before Christmas.
The sight of the imperial town of Bad Ischl during the pre-Christmas season alone inspires feelings of calm, peace, comfort and reflection. But at the same time a really special flair appears during advent time. Covered in a white blanket of snow, this town beside the River Traun will truly enchant you.
Advent time – just like in the old days
Wander through narrow streets lovingly decorated for the Christmas season and admire the inviting Christmas market, which will bring the Advent time close to your heart. The special charm of the Christmas season in the mountain world and beautiful surroundings of Bad Ischl will enchant you. The traditional Austrian preparations for Christmas, the lovingly-made decorations and local customs are reason enough to spend a couple of days in Bad Ischl before Christmas.
Take a romantic boat trip crossing Lake Wolfgang and visit what is probably the most beautiful Christmas market in the whole of Austria - St. Wolfgang. Admire the craftsmanship and art when wandering along the Ischler Crib walk. Learn the true story behind St. Nikolaus and the Austrian “Krampus” during a traditional “Krampus run” or visit the unique “Kripperlroas”, an exhibition dedicated to the most important cribs in Austria. Whether you visit Bad Ischl with your partner, your family or alone – the expectant atmosphere of the wintry Salzkammergut will inspire you.
Advent time in Bad Ischl:
- 6., 7., 13. December 2008: „Salzkammergut Advent“
Enjoy an evening with Peter Gillesberger at the Congress and Theater Hall and listen to advent music performed by different traditional music groups of the Salzkammergut.
- 5. - 8. December 2008: „Christmas at the museum“,
Bad Ischl shows its creative side – Visit the Town museum and admire the nativity scene and Christmas exhibition.
- 5. - 8. December 2008: Christkindlmarkt des Ischler Handwerks
Visit the Catholic Centre in town and admire the creativity of regional craftsmen. Opening times from 9am -6pm
- 5. January 2008: Glöcklerlauf Bad Ischl
Traditional Winter Spirit parade in Bad Ischl
To experience the advent-inspired atmosphere surrounding Bad Ischl in the reflective time before Christmas, Hotel Goldener Ochs is your ideal location for a wintry holiday in Austria’s Salzkammergut. Send a no-obligation online enquiry to the team at the 4*** Hotel Goldener Ochs and experience Austrian Advent time at its most beautiful.