Fred.\ specialises in tailor-made holidays that come in a variety of different shapes and sizes. From superb city breaks to luxurious cruises and even expeditions to the farthest reaches of our planet.

Register with Fred.\
Stay up to date with the latest news, offers and information.



If you would like to make a booking or have any questions regarding on that you have already made please contact us on:


Our lines are open:

Monday to Friday

9am - 5:30pm

  • The Christmas market was here long before Mozart was born

    The Christmas market was here long before Mozart was born

  • Salzburg surrounded by the beautiful winter scenery of the Alps

    Salzburg surrounded by the beautiful winter scenery of the Alps

  • A baroque city on the banks of the Salzach River

    A baroque city on the banks of the Salzach River

  • Feel the historic atmosphere of the city

    Feel the historic atmosphere of the city

  • Winter wonderland Salzburg

    Winter wonderland Salzburg

Christmas Markets » European Christmas Markets » Salzburg Christmas Markets

Please call Fred.\ for up to date pricing* for Salzburg Christmas Markets.

Christmas in Salzburg © TSGChristmas in Salzburg © TSG

The Salzburg Christmas markets make an ideal setting to begin the Christmas season in style. These magical markets are full of Salzburg locals selling an array of the finest festive cuisine and traditional handicrafts that make the perfect gift for a loved one at Christmas time.

The Christmas market at the Cathedral is one-of-a-kind. Countless festively decorated stalls lie at the heart of the historic centre. The irresistible aromas of toasted almonds and baked apples fill the air whilst choirs serenade visitors with Christmas carols. Another charming market is held high above the city's rooftops in the courtyard of Hohensalzburg Fortress, from where visitors can enjoy stunning views over the festively illuminated city.

Salzburg Christmas Market

The Salzburg Christmas market is just as charming as the city itself. Surrounded by the winter scenery of the Alps the historic centre provides a truly festive atmosphere. The Hellbrun Castle market is also a popular attraction with visitors to Salzburg, with its lavish architecture and reindeers that roam the castles grounds providing a unique atmosphere. During Advent the castle transforms into a giant calendar with each of its 24 windows lit up in the countdown to Christmas.

Christmas in Salzburg © Natalia MichalskaChristmas in Salzburg © Natalia Michalska

Fred.\ can tailor-make almost any itenerary to suit your needs and to ensure that you have the perfect holiday. Whether you prefer to fly, travel by train or other means Fred.\ has options available for you. The price stated includes flights from London; however, if you prefer to book your own flights; Fred.\ can organise airport parking, transfers and hotel only packages for you.

Want to visit more than one Christmas market or city centre? Fred.\ can tailor-make your itinerary to suit your needs and find the hotel, which is perfect for you. The majority of our hotels are via DERTOUR, one of the biggest hotel contractors in Europe and offers a wide choice of star ratings and locations.

* Valid for the duration of the Christmas Market only. Including flights from London, prices subject to change.

Back to the Christmas Markets page

Salzburg Christmas Markets Map

Nearby markets worth visiting

  • Munich: 2 hours.
  • Vienna: 2 hours 30 minutes.

Our Salzburg Hotel Recommendations

Hotel Wolf-Dietrich 4*

Why we like it: A romantic and centrally located hotel that provides the quietness of the surrounding pedestrian zone as well as the comfort of a privately run four-star hotel. Features: Bar, indoor pool, spa and wellness centre, sauna, private parking. Accommodation: 40 individually decorated rooms all feature en suite facilities, hairdryer, TV, DVD player, telephone, free W-LAN, safe, mini-bar
Request a Tailor-made quote >

Best Western Hotel Stieglbraeu 4*

Why we like it: This charming hotel, close to Mirabellgarden, Mozart's birthplace and the Hohensalzburg Fortress, offers traditional Austrian hospitality. Features: Lift, restaurant, bar, beer garden, safety deposit box, private parking. Accommodation: 100 spacious rooms all with en suite facilities, hairdryer, TV, Free Wi-Fi, minibar, air-conditioning. Fred.\ Special: 3 for 2 nights 07.01.15. - 20.01.15, 02.02.15 - 29.03.15.
Request a Tailor-made quote >

Altstadthotel Amadeus 3*

Why we like it: Great location, great breakfast and free coffee and cake in the afternoon. Features: Lift, bar, free wired internet in public areas, parking. Accommodation: : 30 rooms all feature en suite facilities, hairdryer, TV, telephone, safe. Fred.\ Special: 4 for 3 nights 01.11.14 - 18.11.14 (must arrive Monday or Sunday) Fred.\ Extra: Coffee and cake in the afternoon
Request a Tailor-made quote >


Book now, call 01473242678


Fourth-largest city in Austria


Approx. 149,000



Time Difference



Euro €

Salzburg Airport

Public buses go at regular intervals to the main railway station and the city centre. The journey time is approximately 20 minutes.

Munich Airport

2hrs by train

Flight Time

2 hours


Combine Salzburg with a trip to Munich, the nearby capital of Bavaria.

A variety of shops can be found in the narrow alleyways of Salzburg's Old Town. Here, you will find everything from international brands to small exclusive boutiques. Many traditional shops are located near Getreidegasse, the location for many bakeries, wineries, confectioners and tailors.

Salzburger Heimatwerk

Located in a dignified stone building, this is one of the best places in town to buy local Austrian handicrafts and original traditional costumes.

Schatz Konditorei

An excellent pastry shop in the centre of the Old Town. The store's specialty is the highly acclaimed 'Mozart Kugeln', a delicious praline made of pistachio, marzipan, and hazelnut nougat dipped in chocolate.


The Getreidegasse is Salzburg's most famous shopping street, and also where Mozart's birthplace is located.

Salzburger Christkindlmarkt:

In the 15th century, in front of the Salzburg Domplatz, a simple bric-a-brac market started life. This now has over 1 million visitors per year, making it one of the most famous Christmas markets in Austria. A starry sky gives this market its distinctive, romantic appearance. You can find traditional arts and crafts, decorative items, festive Christmas ornaments and toys that are hard to find anywhere else. Of course the trip won't be complete without sampling one of the many Salzburg delicacies and pastries.

Goldener Hirsch

This renovated inn, established in 1407, is one of the most sought after venues in Salzburg. The cuisine and wine list are excellent and the restaurant is staffed with a superb team of chefs and waiters.

Stiftskeller St. Peter

Dine at the oldest restaurant in Europe while listening to the music of Mozart. Enjoy a delicious three course candlelit dinner, prepared as it would have been in the 17th and 18th centuries, while local opera singers and musicians perform some of Mozart's finest work. Aside from a collection of baroque banquet rooms, there is an inner courtyard with vaults cut from the living rock, a handful of dignified wood-paneled rooms, and a brick-vaulted cellar with a tile floor and rustic chandeliers. In addition to wine from the abbey's own vineyards, the tavern serves good home-style Austrian cooking.

Café Tomaselli

This renowned café opens onto one of the most charming cobblestone squares of Salzburg's Old Town. Choose from 40 different kinds of homemade cakes and a wide range of drinks.

Schatz Konditorei

This excellent pastry shop in the centre of the Old Town. The store's speciality is the highly acclaimed 'Mozart Kugel', a delicious praline delicacy made of pistachio, marzipan and hazelnut nougat, dipped in chocolate.

Salzburg Cathedral

One of the city's top attractions and a fine example of 17th century Baroque architecture.

Mozart House

Visit Mozart's birthplace and residential house of his family. The Mozart family lived on the third floor of the 'Hagenauer House' at Getreide gasse 9 for 26 years, from 1747 to 1773. The celebrated composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, was born here on 27 January 1756.The integrated museum now hosts precious relics such as the violin Mozart used to play as a child as well as portraits, letters and other memorabilia of the Mozart family.

Fortress Hohensalzburg

The massive fortress built on Festungsberg Mountain crowns the city of Salzburg. To get there, you can hike up one of the paths or take the funicular from Festungsgasse. The Fortress Museum is distinguished mainly by its collection of medieval art.

Mirabell Castle & Gardens

This palace and its gardens were originally built as a luxurious private residence in the style of the Tuileries in Paris. Today, the palace is the official residence of  the mayor of Salzburg.

Hellbrunn Palace, Park & Fountains

A popular spot for outings from Salzburg, this palace dates from the early 17th century and was built as a hunting lodge and summer residence. The palace gardens, one of the oldest baroque formal gardens in Europe, are known for their trick fountains.


The annual cultural events, which reach their peak at the Salzburg Festival, overshadow the club scene and beer halls. It's said that there is a musical event, often a Mozart concert, staged virtually every night in Salzburg. Free concerts are frequently presented by students in the Mozarteum (Schwarzstrasse 26) and in summer, free brass-band concerts are performed in the Mirabell Gardens.

Salzburger Schlosskonzerte, Mirabell Castle:   The Salzburger Schlosskonzerte (Palace Concerts) are presenting the best ensembles. The carefully chosen programs combined with the beautiful, historic venue create the perfect atmosphere. Unchanged since the days of Mozart, concerts are staged in the richly decorated baroque chambers.

Chez Roland:  A stylish, unusual cocktail bar which is set within an old salt storage cellar with a vaulted ceiling that allows natural illumination.