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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.