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The wonder of Advent in the Salzkammergut

Your winter fairytale
in the Salzburg region

The magic of Advent in the Salzkammergut simply cannot be put in the words – you have to experience it for yourself! Some guests enjoy the feeling so much that they come back every year.

The Advent atmosphere in the Salzkammergut is as magical as it is idyllic. Sample traditional delicacies such as roasted almonds, hot chestnuts and delicious punch or mulled wine as you stroll through brightly lit alleys. Advent markets everywhere invite you to browse, look and nibble. And there is also a range of Advent treats at the Gasthof DAS Hintersee.

The small Joseph Mohr Chapel in Hintersee with large glass windows and warm lighting in snow-covered woods
Advent and Christmas have important roles to play in Hintersee, one of the villages where Joseph Mohr lived

Christmas in and around Hintersee

Christmas is the perfect holiday for the whole family. After a thrilling day of skiing allow yourself to be whisked away to an idyllic world of Christmas markets in and around your holiday destination Hintersee. The Ebner family has the best tips for your Advent holiday in the Salzkammergut

"During our 200 Years of Silent Night trip with the Edtbrustner travel agency, my parents and I had the opportunity to spend two nights at this wonderful hotel. We were so comfortable, and found the rooms to be delightful, spacious and clean. All our meals were very good, and just what we wanted. The snow also helped to put us in the proper Christmas mood :-)"

– A. Kohlhauser

Advent in the Salzkammergut: Christmas markets

The Christmas market in the city of Salzburg has always fascinated visitors. A wide range of stallholders sell their goods and delicacies around the cathedral. The market is framed by musical events such as the traditional trumpet fanfare every Saturday evening at Residenzplatz. The Christmas market at Mirabellplatz and the romantic Advent magic in Hellbrunn are also worth seeing. As well as the Christmas market, see Mozart's Salzburg during the most contemplative time of the year and enjoy one of the Advent concerts in the Festspielhaus or in the Andräkirche.

The small Christmas market in Hintersee, always held in the first weekend in Advent, features arts and crafts Hintersee. Let the magic of the little village of Hintersee enchant you, the place where Joseph Mohr – the famous writer of the song "Silent Night, Holy Night" – lived for ten years and served as a priest.

During the Wolfgangsee Advent in the Salzkammergut, the thriving customs fascinate all who witness them. Enjoy the cosy atmosphere of the Christmas markets in St. Wolfgang, St. Gilgen and Strobl against a fairytale nighttime backdrop of mountains and lakes. The whole experience is taken to another level with a boat trip on the Wolfgangsee. Markets are always held from Thursday to Sunday.

The first thing to do to organise your winter holiday is: send an obligation-free enquiry to the team at the wellness hotel DAS Hintersee. You will quickly receive a tempting quote that is sure to arouse your interest.

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