Advent in Bad Gastein

Between the houses stands a waterfall. Many decades ago, photos from here traveled around the globe. And made this town world-famous. Now, in winter, snow lies on the ground everywhere. It is idyllic. Narrow lanes, old buildings festively decorated. You feel like you have been transported back into a whole other time. 

 

The smell of home-baked cookies teases your nose, while on the table next to you, you will find a delicious spread of bacon, cheese and fruit bread. The children are gathered excitedly around a wintry carriage, or huddled inside busy with Christmas crafts projects. You can experience scenes such as these at the Christmas market in the Merangarten and at the Christmas market in Böckstein.

Adventskranz mit vier brennenden Kerzen

ARTvent-Calender

Every day, another special decorated window can be admired in the various companies of Bad Gastein. In addition, the company is offering Punsch, Biscuits & Co for guests and locals. Coming together in Advent should make the time until Christmas Eve to a very special one.

ARTvent-Markt

Art for all senses - this is the slogan behind the ARTvent market in Bad Gastein. The market is open on two weekends and offers: work of art, workshops, tasty drinks and creative food, good music and a unique atmosphere. There will be a big and various program from the Merangarten to the Straubinger Platz as well as in the Grand Hotel de l'Europe in Bad Gastein.

ARTvent Program

Saturday, 14 December 2019

2.30 - 6.00 p.m.       Angelfly with the Flying Waters

3.30 - 5.30 p.m.       Christmas workshop for kids at the Merangarten

5.30 p.m.                 Lanternwalk to the  Straubinger Platz

6 p.m.                      Traditional christmas music at Straubingerplatz

6.30 - 7.30 p.m.       Thaddäus Choir at Merangarten

Sunday, 15 December 2019

3 - 5 p.m.       Christmas workshop for kids at the Merangarten

3 - 5 p.m.       Traditional Alphornbläser at Merangarten & Straubinger Platz

5 - 6 p.m.       Shepherd play & music from the school in Bad Gastein, Wiener Saal

6 - 8 p.m.       Traditional Weihnachtsbläser at Merangarten

Saturday, 21. December 2019

2.30 - 6.00 p.m.       Angelfly with the Flying Waters

3.30 - 5.30 p.m.       Christmas workshop for kids at the Merangarten

5.30 p.m.                 Lanternwalk to the  Straubinger Platz

6 p.m.                      Live-music at Straubingerplatz

6.30 - 7.30 p.m.       Traditional christmas music at Merangarten

Sunday, 22 December 2019

3 - 5 p.m.       Christmas workshop for kids at the Merangarten

3 - 5 p.m.       Traditional Alphornbläser at Merangarten & Straubinger Platz

4.30 p.m.       Christmas concert with the Johann Strauss Orchester, Wiener Saal

7 p.m.            Christmas concert with the Johann Strauss Orchester, Wiener Saal

After the Advent market and mulled wine, enjoy the thermal water and a pre-Christmas timeout.

Böckstein Christmas Market

Saturday, 8 December from 2 p.m.

 

The atmosphere in romantic Altböckstein is indescribable. The perfect place to get yourself in the Advent frame of mind.


• Christmas wind music
• Home-baked, home-crafted & home-knitted items
• Incense and burners, gifts for Christmas, traditional craftsmanship 
• Smoked trout, salmon, olive oil, bacon, cheese & breads 
• Roasted chestnuts, mulled wine, hot cider, punch & schnapps
• Crafting for kids in the "Old Schoolhouse"
• Carriage rides for children

Christmas Market in the Klinikum

Sunday, 01 December + Sunday, 15 December starting at 4 p.m.

 

 

Other Event Highlights:

Weihnachtlich geschmückte Bühne im Festsaal
Advent in Dorfgastein
Adventmarkt im Ortszentrum von Bad Hofgastein
Advent in Bad Hofgastein
Winter in Gastein
Winter in Gastein
From skiing to sleigh, to winter hiking and thermal water. The winter in Gastein has many sides.