From mulled wine and goulash soup
Christmas market
The stalls are close together, and the small town is festively decorated. Christmas is in the air here!

The Sterzing Christmas Market

The colourful and festive hustle and bustle

The Sterzing Christmas Market puts even the biggest Christmas grouch into the Christmas spirit: colourful fairy lights, special customs and traditions, decorated houses and shops. Together with a cup of mulled wine and freshly baked biscuits, Christmas music, and children’s laughter, and the joyful anticipation for Christmas is complete.

The Zwölferturm tower shines from above, and the stalls are packed together on the town square. There is a lot of reflective and cheerful activity. Treat yourself to a delicious goulash soup or traditional “Strauben” (funnel cake), enjoy the tempting scents and handmade figurines. Beautiful candles, glassware, pottery, handcrafted nativity scenes and carved figures, fine wines and brandies, typical regional delicacies – It’s hard to decide where to look first.

The only break from this reflective time is on 5 December: when the annual Krampus and St. Nicholas procession moves through the streets of the city centre. Well behaved children receive small gifts, while Krampuses – scary creatures with fur and horns – ensure law and order.

26.11.2021 - 06.01.2022
Cookies, mulled wine and Christmas music - all these things enhance our anticipation of Christmas.
26.11.2021 - 06.01.2023

- daily from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- December 24 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- December 25 - the marketplace remains closed
- December 31 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- January 1 from 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.

St. Nicholas and the Krampus