Winter in the Salzkammergut

Winter holidays at lake Fuschlsee

  • numerous Advent- & Christmas markets
  • old traditions
  • advent events
  • atmospheric New Year's Eve

The Salzkammergut lake district and the Salzburgerland have a lot to offer also in the winter months. In addition to the possibility of practicing countless sport activities, the regions also offer numerous Advent and Christmas markets worth seeing.

The old traditionsand traditional customs make the pre-Christmas season something very special. In addition, various Advent events put young and old in a pre-Christmas mood.

The turn of the year is also something very special. A diversified program and our atmospheric New Year's Eve party give our guests a good start into the New Year!

Winter activities

at the Hotel Jakob

New Year's Eve at lake Fuschlsee

Cozy celebration in the best mood

For many, New Year's Eve is the most beautiful celebration of the year. Say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new year in the best of moods, together with family and friends.

For our guests we have created avaried program over New Year's Eve in a beautiful landscape.
In addition to various culinary delicacies and alantern walk with your host Jakob, there will of course also be a big New Year's Eve party with a DJ. For the day after we offer a late riser hangover breakfast.

Christmas market "Klein & Fein"

Charity Christmas market in Fuschl am See


The goal of the "Klein & Fein" Advent market is to offer visitors a small, cozy Christmas market that is deliberately different from the larger markets in the area but still offers everything the heart desires.

Besides mulled wine, punch and culinary delicacies, visitors can look forward to a variety of handicraftworks of art.

A part of the proceeds will be donated and will benefit a different social purpose every year.

Advent of the villages

4 Christmas markets ins the Fuschlseeregion

The Fuschlsee region towns of Faistenau, Hof bei Salzburg, Koppl and Ebenau have joined forces to create 4atmospheric and charming Advent markets.

With the varied and entertaining calendar of events with Perchten and Krampus runs, shepherd games, handicraft demonstrations, horse-drawn sleigh rides, parlor music and readings, the "Advent of the villages" offers its guests a lot. Here the traditional customs are still celebrated in a classical way!

Wolfgangseer Advent

An unforgettable event in the Salzkammergut


The Wolfgangseer Advent is one of the most beautiful Advent markets in Austria and the entire Alpine region. In the towns of St. Gilgen, Strobl and St. Wolfgang the pre-Christmas period is lived according to old customs with a great sense of tradition. The culinary specialties from the region as well as the local arts and crafts inspire visitors from all over the world every year.

The nine meter high Advent candle in St. Gilgen, the six meter high comet in Storbl and the visibly floating Advent lantern in St. Wolfgang are the symbols of the Wolfgangsee Advent.

The advent market at Mondsee in Salzburg

Advent in Mondsee

The picturesque Christmas market in Mondsee enchants guests and locals alike.

    Advent in Bad Ischl

    Advent in the imperial city has everything to offer from the imperial ice cream to the Ischl handicraft culture. Another highlight is the cultural program with many surprises.

      Salzburg Christmas market

      From the end of November to the beginning of January, the gates of the Salzburg Christmas Market at the Cathedral Square and the Residenzplatz are open. The traditional stalls and the long history make the Salzburg Christkindlmarkt something very special. 

        Hellbrunner Adventzauber

        The" Hellbrunn Adventzauber" Christmas market at Hellbrunn Palace is a pre-Christmas experience for the whole family. The palace facade is transformed into an oversized Advent calendar. More than 700 Christmas trees make sure that the garden turns into a fairy tale forest with 10.000 red Christmas tree balls and fairy lights. Thanks to the Salzburg Zoo there is a petting zoo which fascinates not only the little guests.