Christmas 2021 in Innsbruck

Winter has found its way to Tyrol. All mountains are covered with snow and the temperature is around 0° Celsius - perfect conditions for a skiing day or winter hiking tour. This year the city is not as busy as in the past years - so it is a good opportunity to visit the Christmas markets and to look around in the lovely decorated shops in Old Town.

12.12.2021 - 23.12.2021

Christmas Markets

Everywhere you can smell the fragrance of roasted almonds and cinnamon - Christmas is in the air! And have you already tried Tyrolean specialities such as "Kiachln" (fried pastry), baked potatoes or cheese spätzle?

Christmas markets are open every day in Old Town and the market square, on weekends also the panoramic Christmas market up on Hungerburg.

5.11.2021 - 9.1.2022


This year, for the second time, the Imperial Gardens have turned into an enchanting world of gleaming mythical creatures. Walking through the park you will be impressed by more than 300 illuminated magic objects accompanied by music and video effects.

The magic park of lights
Sightseeing Tips

The snow is falling all year round in the cabinet of wonder "Silent Light" at Swarovski Crystal Worlds, but during Christmas time the millions of crystals seem to shine even brighter! You can visit this magic place every day, even on holidays.

Other places which you should absolutely see are Bergisel ski jump, alpine zoo, Imperial palace and Nordkette cablecar.

Christmas music

Every evening at 5:30 p.m. a wind quintett plays Christmas melodies from the balcony of the Golden Roof by the Christmas tree in Old Town.


You will find a big choice of restaurants very close to our hotel. Our hotel does not have a restaurant. Please remember to reserve a table in time, especially on December 24 and 25, as many restaurants are closed on these two days.


Winter sports

In Innsbruck it is easy to combine winter sports and a visit of the Christmas markets. The mountains around Innsbruck are easily reachable and a perfect places to practise all kinds of winter sports:

Winter hiking

The snow is crunching underfoot, the air is cold and fresh and the sun makes sparkle the snow covered winter landscape. Just dress up warm and put on your hiking boots and then enjoy your hiking tour!

With your Welcome Card you can partecipate in guided winter hiking tours free of charge.



Innsbruck with its 13 skiing areas nearby is one of the top skiing destinations in the Alps. No matter if you are a beginner or an expert skier - there is a big choice of slopes for everybody, and also your kids will be happy!





Beside skiing and hiking, tobogganing is very popular in Tyrol. While walking up the mountain will boost your circulation, driving down with your toboggan is pure fun!

Our tip: with your Welcome Card you have one free ride with the cablecar in Oberperfuss with a fantastic toboggan run.

daily from 6 pm to 11 pm

Hotel bar

Our cosy hotel bar is open every day, even on Christmas and New Year's Eve. The right place to warm up after a stroll in the city, to have a good time talking with your family or your friends or for a good night drink. We do not serve only drinks, but also some warm snacks.

Theke Hotelbar
29.12.2021 - 31.12.2021

New Year's Eve in the mountains

This year New Year's Eve in Innsbruck will be special: following the motto "Walking through lights" you can admire unique light projections on different places in the center such as the Imperial palace, the Golden Roof, the House of Music and the historical row of houses of Mariahilf. And as every year there will be lots of music and at midnight the famous Danube waltz by Johann Strauss.


In order to protect your health please note that you have to respect all regulations and rules regarding Covid-19 when visiting Christmas markets, shops, restaurants or events. Please keep yourself informed on actual rules. If you have any questions, we will be happy to assist you.