Christmas in Innsbruck

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Austria is one of the European countries with the most tourism in winter, thanks especially to the many places where you can ski. Tyrol is one of them, and thousands of tourists from all over the world visit it every winter. Innsbruck is the city that receives the most visitors and where you can find many attractions, as well as countless ski resorts.

In this city, the Christmas festivities are very special thanks to its traditions since snow invades every corner, both in the mountains and in the buildings. A very special way to enjoy one of the best views of the Alps while celebrating very special dates. Today I would like to recommend Innsbruck for Christmas , without a doubt a great option if you want to welcome the New Year in another country, also enjoying everything that this city can offer you on such an important date.

Christmas markets

As in any other city at this time, in Innsbruck you can also find a few Christmas markets with all kinds of products and objects typical of these dates. In total there are 4 that are spread throughout the city: the Marktplatz, Wilterner Platz , the old town and the Hungerburg, which is at the top and in addition to enjoying the market you will have a spectacular panoramic view . In all of them you will find Christmas decorations of all kinds but also various local products.

Christmas figures

On Märchengasse Street you can see the best-known figures in fairy tales, on Riesengasse you can see nativity scenes or enjoy a Christmas performance, and in almost all the other main streets there are many special performances and concerts.

A little history

María Teresa Street and Tejadillo de Oro are two of the most historic places in the city, the first being the most photogenic. El Tejadillo is a balcony that is in the former royal residence of Emperor Maximilian and that has more than 3,000 golden tiles. The Ambras Palace is on the outskirts of the city and reflects much of the history of Innsbruck, being one of the most charming areas, especially during these festivals.

New Years Eve

If you want to enjoy a special New Year’s Eve, the one in Innsbruck will surprise you. There it is celebrated in style in the old town , with performances and shows for both adults and children. There will be no shortage of fireworks, gastronomic tastings or dances.