Advent is a time of anticipation, music, bewitching scents and shining children's eyes.
Hardly anyone can escape the magic of Advent. When thick snowflakes dance in the sky and the scent of mulled wine and homemade biscuits wafts through the Gasteinertal, the time of Advent events has also arrived.
If you plan your vacation in Advent, come to Gastein for a wonderful and a very versatile time! Whether you dare the first turns while skiing in December, leave traces in the snow during a leisurely winter hike or relax body and soul in one of the Gastein thermal spas, you will be thrilled.
Wellness vacation or skiing
During horse-drawn sleigh rides through Gastein, not only the children are happy. Torchlight hikes through the wintry landscape are a very special experience. The wellness offers also have the right thing in store for those seeking peace and quiet in the run-up to Christmas. The active vacationer spends the time at the mountain and enjoys the extremely long departures from the Gasteiner mountains. In the evening, people meet at the Advent markets for a warming mulled wine.
Experience the magic of Advent 2022 in the three towns of Dorfgastein, Bad Hofgastein and Bad Gastein. It is a time of silence and reflection. Nowhere can you feel the spirit of Christmas more than in the midst of the snow-covered mountains.
On the weekends 25. - 27.11.2022, 2. - 5.12.2022, 8. - 11.12.2022 and 16. - 18.12.2022
The centre of Bad Hofgastein with its Christmas illuminated pedestrian zone offers an atmospheric backdrop. Tradition and variety are guaranteed by local folk music groups and tower winders. Experience a lot of romance and idyll at the Advent market - perhaps also on horse-drawn sleigh rides in the snow-covered spa park.
This is the Christmas season in Gastein!
The Krampus tradition has been maintained in Gastein Valley true to its traditional roots. Over 100 Krampus groups, known locally as "Passen", make their way from house to house in all three communities on the two days. In order to drive out evil and reward those who have been good!
On 5 December, you can experience this traditional folk custom in the town centers, while on 6 December the Krampus groups will be roaming the outlying areas as well.
Regional handicrafts, delicious culinary delights and authentic customs: the Advent markets in the Gasteinertal are the ideal way to get in the mood for Christmas. Craftsmen from the region exhibit their works of art and there are regional products to buy. Enjoy the magical pre-Christmas season with Christmas markets in the Gastein Valley.
Regional delicacies and steaming mulled wine
Of course, Advent should not neglect the physical well-being. Regional delicacies are served, as well as homemade mulled wine. The sweet drink, which smells of cinnamon, warms you from the inside and tastes especially good in sub-zero temperatures. These delicacies are also a must at Advent markets in Gastein.
Experience regional customs and spend your pre-Christmas holiday in Gastein. The Advent trip in Austria can come.
|27.11.2022||St. Barbara concert of the Knappenmusikkapelle Böckstein||Böckstein pilgrimage church|
|8.12.2022||Böcksteiner Advent Singing - "A b'sundare Zeit"||Böckstein pilgrimage church|
|10.12.2022||Böcksteiner Advent Singing - "A b'sundare Zeit"||Böckstein pilgrimage church|
|24.12.2022||Christmas brass||from house to house|
|25.12.2022||Musical framing Christmas mass of the Liedertafel||Parish church Bad Hofgastein|
|28.12.2022||An Evening with "CJUW" Open Air Concert||Merangarten|