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Advent in the imperial town – a winter fairytale comes true

Advent in Bad Ischl, Salzkammergut

The esplanade in Bad Ischl
Advent in Bad Ischl

Christmas, the quietest time of the year, is celebrated in a traditional way in the interior Salzkammergut tourist region. Customs and tradition are passed down from generation to generation and turn Bad Ischl and its surrounding area into a reflective tourist attraction during Advent.

Christmas just like in the good old days

The mere sight of the little imperial town of Bad Ischl during the winter is enough to evoke a feeling of silence, contemplation, peace and security. However, there is a very special flair in the air during Advent. Enveloped in a white blanket of snow, the town on the Traun river will totally captivate you.

Stroll through the festively decorated lanes, over beautifully designed squares and admire the inviting Advent market that brings Christmas really close to you. There is no room for effusive kitsch, Santa Clauses and reindeer in the Salzkammergut mountains. In the Salzkammergut tourist region the focus is exclusively on the Christian festival in its original form.

Wolfgangsee Advent

Take a romantic boat trip over Wolfgangsee lake and visit possibly one of Austria's most beautiful Advent markets in St. Wolfgang. Admire artisan craftsmanship as you walk along the Bad Ischl nativity route, get to know the true story of Nicholas and Krampus during the Krampus procession, which is definitely worth seeing, or head for the legendary "Kripperlroas", where you can admire Austria's most important nativity scenes from December to February. Regardless of whether you want to discover the hidden gems of an Austrian Advent with your partner, family or on your own, you will love the atmosphere that is full of expectation in the Salzkammergut tourist region.

Be captivated and enjoy the unique atmosphere that prevails during romantic Advent in Bad Ischl. You are in just the right place at the festively decorated Hotel Goldener Ochs. We look forward to receiving your non-binding enquiry or you can book your holiday directly online.



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