Christmas 2022 in Innsbruck

The colorful, gentle autumn in Tyrol is still holding its own. But soon the first snowflakes will fall in the mountains around Innsbruck and winter will come. Perfect conditions for a day of skiing or a relaxing winter hike. The atmosphere in the city is particularly charming this year. A good opportunity to visit the Christmas markets and to look around in the lovely decorated shops in Old Town.

15 NOV 2022 - 06 JAN 2023

Christmas Markets

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

The Christmasmarket in Innsbruck does not take place in just one place, actually there are 7 markets, which are spread over different places in the city and each of the markets has its own character. Our tip: take your time to stroll from market to market and enjoy the highlights of each market.

18 NOV 2022 - 29 JAN 2023

Lumagica

The Imperial Gardens in Innsbruck have turned into Lumagica and take one's senses into an enchanting world of light and magic. Walking through the park leads past hundreds of gleaming mythical objects accompanied by music and video effects. It's magic!

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.

Restaurants

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.

LIST OF RESTAURANTS

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.

 

Skiing

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!

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Tobogganing

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.