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Christmas in Salzburg

By Viator, October 2013

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Salzburg sits prettily on the river Salzach, hemmed in by the bluff slopes of Kapuzinerberg Mountain. At Christmas, Austria’s most romantic city dons its glad-rags and puts on a splendid show.

Stores throughout Salzburg are decorated with elaborate Christmas scenes and festive lights in late November and giant Christmas trees decorated in silver and gold go up in all the squares. Christmas markets spring up all over town – in the elegant Marktplatz, outside the cathedral, in the gardens of Schloss Mirabell, and at Schloss Hellbrunn. Here the market is held in the courtyard, with the castle windows serving as a gigantic advent calendar. Stalls sell presents, tree decorations, chestnuts, gingerbread and toasted almonds; people crowd around the Christmas trees to sing carols and sip glühwein.

- Sasha Heseltine

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Salzburg Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Salzburg.

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4-Night Christmas Package in Salzburg Including Mozarteum Concert and Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride

Soak up the wintery romance of Salzburg at Christmas with this multi-day package that includes four nights of 4-star hotel accommodation from December 23 to ...  Read more

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $735.16

Christmas Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride from Salzburg

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Enjoy a quintessential Christmas experience on a horse-drawn sleigh ride in a tiny village near Schladming during this day trip from Salzburg. Travel along ...  Read more

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.93

Christmas Markets Tour from Salzburg

4.5 star rating: Recommended 22 Reviews

Spend a festive afternoon visiting three of the most traditional and atmospheric Christmas markets around the Salzkammergut, the picturesque countryside of ...  Read more

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.47

Salzburg Christmas Eve Tour to the Silent Night Chapel

4 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Spend an unforgettable Christmas Eve in Salzburg on this tour to the Silent Night Chapel. From the city of Salzburg, travel through the breathtaking foothills ...  Read more

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.56

Private Tour: Salzburg Christmas Markets

Experience the magic of Austria at Christmastime on a private tour of Salzburg's Christmas markets. Your guide will help you get the most from your visits to ...  Read more

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.56

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