Sparkling lights, the smell of gingerbread and punch and a varied programme herald the Advent season in Bregenz.

Contemplative moments and atmospheric hours - from November 15 to December 23, Bregenz Christmas transforms the city into a festive experience for young and old. The festive illumination of the Christmas tree on Leutbühel marks the start of the most wonderful time of the year in Bregenz: the aroma of hot punch, roasted almonds and many other delicacies of the Advent season fills the air and puts the city in a festive mood.

On Kornmarktplatz, the lovingly decorated Christmas market invites you to marvel at handicrafts and original gift ideas - everyone will find a gift or two for their loved ones here. 

The charming arts and crafts market in the Upper Town, the old town of Bregenz, is particularly popular on three weekends during the Advent season. The wait for the Christ Child is also sweetened for the youngest visitors: a skating rink made of artificial ice, a nostalgic carousel, a viewing platform with a panoramic view of the Christmas market and a varied children's program at the weekends make children's eyes light up. From Friday to Sunday, Bregenz Christmas is accompanied by choirs and concerts at the Christmas market. In addition, Bregenz businesses offer a variety of smaller and larger atmospheric exhibitions and Christmas program activities. You can also experience the magic of Christmas on board the unique Vorarlberg Lines Christmas ship, which will once again connect Bregenz Christmas with Lindau Harbour Christmas this year.

3 markets - 2 countries - 1 lake
The Christmas ship MS Austria of Vorarlberg Lines combines the Bregenz Christmas Market with the Lindau Harbour Christmas.

Open daily until 23.12.:
11 AM – 8 PM Trade
11 AM – 9 PM Food & Drinks


Memories from the Christmas season are some of the most beautiful. Bregenz Christmas offers all kinds of experiences for the little ones.

  • Ice rink
  • nostalgic carousel
  • traditional fairy tale house with puppet show
  • Father Christmas' house
  • Christmas post - writing letters to the Christ Child
  • Children's rally - a rally through Bregenz at Christmas
  • NEW: Viewing platform with panoramic view of the Christmas market
Ein rot geschmückter und beleuchteter Eingangsbogen auf dem Weihnachtsmarkt Bregenz Ein rot geschmückter und beleuchteter Eingangsbogen auf dem Weihnachtsmarkt Bregenz


09/12, 10/12, 16/12, 17/12, 22/12, 23/12 | 14 – 20 Uhr

At the atmospheric arts and crafts market on Martinsplatz and in the cellar of the Martinturm, you have the opportunity to watch artists such as glassblowers, woodcarvers, wax casters, wax sculptors, jewellery makers and felt workers at work in peace and quiet and to buy their homemade crafts.

Weihnachtsmarktstände unterhalb des Martinsturm in Bregenz Weihnachtsmarktstände unterhalb des Martinsturm in Bregenz

Vorklöschtner Adventmärktle

26/11 | 10 - 17 Uhr

At 60 beautifully decorated market stalls around the Mariahilf church, hobby artists offer a wide range of products: Decorative items for Christmas made of wood, clay, stone, alluvial wood, metal, Christmas decorations and much more. Culinary delicacies: Chestnuts, various sausages, soups, chilli, crépes, waffles, mulled wine, children's punch, cakes and coffee...

Music: from 12 noon the Bregenz Vorkloster town band will be playing, there will be cake and coffee in the Mariahilf parish hall and also in the Lebensraum Bregenz. Children can draw candles at the scout stand.

Supported by Landeshauptstadt Bregenz und Bregenzer Unternehmen.
Lebensraum Bregenz T +43 (0)5574 52700


02/12 | 15 – 20 Uhr

Filled with handicraft and culinary delicacies, atmospheric sales stalls invite visitors to enjoy mulled wine, sparkling wine, children's punch and exotic and down-to-earth fare.
Small gifts, Advent wreaths, jumble sales or Christmas tree decorations can be purchased. Free carousel ride for children! Advent wreath blessing in the church at 7 pm.

Image credit: Raimund Kreuter