A very warm welcome to the Bregenz Christmas Markets!
Come and visit us from the 15th of November to the 23rd of December and experience our wonderful provincial capital during this year’s idyllic festive season.
CHRISTMAS MARKET AT THE KORNMARKTPLATZ
15th of November to the 23rd of December, daily from 11 – 20 o’clock (Serving food until 21 o’clock)
In the heart of Bregenz a series of Christmas booths invite you to enjoy sweet and savoury delicacies, admire artistic craftsmanship and maybe even find one or two Christmas presents for loved ones. Handcrafted decorations, sumptuous treats, exciting attractions, the subtle aroma of Glühwein, a purpose-built manger at the Nepomukkapelle next to the Kornmarktplatz, the majestic Christmas tree (donated as is tradition by one of the villages in the Bregenzerwald), the live nativity at the Leutbühel as well as a traditional arts and crafts fair in the Oberstadt entice visitors to explore Bregenz in joyous anticipation for this year’s Christmas celebrations.
Grand-Opening of Christmas in Bregenz
On the 15th of November 2019, visitors will be able to attend the grand-opening of the Bregenz Christmas market, marked by the inaugural illumination of the Christmas tree at 17:00. In accordance with tradition, the Christmas tree is donated to the city by a village in the Bregenzerwald – this year, we are happy to receive this gift from the village of Andelsbuch. From the 15th to the 17th of November between 11:00 and 20:00 visitors can take a stroll through the charming arts and crafts fair next to the Nepomukkapelle.
BREGENZ CHRISTMAS MARKET | LINDAU CHRISTMAS HARBOUR
The short stretch of water between the two Christmas markets in Bregenz and Lindau can easily and comfortably be crossed aboard the Bregenz Christmas cruise. No need to stress or hastily search for limited parking opportunities: at each of the three shared market weekends (Friday to Sunday) guests can enjoy the comfort of sailing between Lindau and Bregenz in festive Christmas atmosphere on one of the Weiße Flotte’s Christmas cruises. Thus, Lindau becomes a gateway to the wonderful world of Christmas in Bregenz and conversely Bregenz a stepping-stone to the delightful Christmas harbour in Lindau. The stretch of winterly lake Constance in between, instead of an obstacle to be overcome, can now become a romantic and unforgettable Christmas experience.
CHRISTMAS MARKET IN THE OBERSTADT
7./8. & 14./15. & 21./22. of December 2019 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On weekends before Christmas, the medieval city centre in the Oberstadt invites guests to its traditional Christmas market. At the blissful arts and crafts fair in the cellars below the imposing Martinsturm and upon the Martinsplatz, visitors have the opportunity to quietly observe artisans, such as glass blowers, wax moulders and sculptors, jewellers and felt artisans plying their trade and selling their hand-made products up close.
Providing weather conditions bless our festive period, children can also enjoy free horse-drawn coach rides as Father Christmas accompanies proceedings by playing joyful Christmas songs on his barrel organ.
Follow this link to download our Christmas folder for further information