• Advent in Dürnstein, WO Claim EN © Niederösterreich Werbung / Michael Liebert
  • Advent in Dürnstein, Wachauer Advent © Donau NÖ, Andreas Hofer
  • Grafenegger Advent © Niederösterreich Werbung, Michael Liebert
  • Christkindlmarkt auf der Schallaburg, Wachau
  • Schloss Hof im Winter

Advent Magic along the Danube

Charming Advent markets, tower music, Advent concerts and children's programs attract visitors to the loveliest spots along the Danube. In the three Danube regions Wachau-Nibelungengau-Krems Valley, Kamp Valley-Wagram-Tulln Danube Area and Römerland Carnuntum-Marchfeld, the local hotels and inns treat holidaymakers to a Advent season both peaceful and romantic.

The Wachau, a World Heritage landscape, is a perfect setting for Advent and Advent markets along with excursions and concerts. In the summertime, vineyards and orchards bloom gloriously along this stretch of the Danube Valley. When winter rolls around, nature and the locals enjoy a well-deserved break. Castles, monasteries and fortress ruins set in a spectacular landscape set just the right mood for Christmas.

Charming Advent markets, tower music, Advent concerts and children's programs attract visitors to the loveliest spots along the Danube. In the three Danube regions Wachau-Nibelungengau-Krems Valley, Kamp Valley-Wagram-Tulln Danube Area and Römerland Carnuntum-Marchfeld, the local hotels and inns treat holidaymakers to a Advent season both peaceful and romantic.

The Wachau, a World Heritage landscape, is a perfect setting for Advent and Advent markets along with excursions and concerts. In the summertime, vineyards and orchards bloom gloriously along this stretch of the Danube Valley. When winter rolls around, nature and the locals enjoy a well-deserved break. Castles, monasteries and fortress ruins set in a spectacular landscape set just the right mood for Christmas.

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Wachau in Real Time

Once again, the Austrian actress Ursula Strauss is presenting her program "Wachau in Real Time" between October and November. She always manages to attract superb artists to the Wachau to take part in her exciting programs in late autumn.
Dates in 2021: Oct 28-Nov 28


Weihnachtsmarkt Ruine Aggstein

Handicraft and Christmas Market at Aggstein Castle

The ruins of Aggstein Castle are perched 300 m above the south bank of the Danube on a rock outcropping falling off sharply on three sides. The views of the Danube Valley are stunning. The season culminates at Aggstein Castle with an incomparable handicraft Christmas market featuring more than 50 exhibitors.
Dates in 2021: Nov 5-7, Nov 12-14, Nov 19-21

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Advent in Dürnstein, Wachauer Advent © Donau NÖ, Andreas Hofer

Advent in the Wachau at Schloss Dürnstein

The romantic courtyard of Schloss Dürnstein, one of the most renowned hotels in the Wachau, is the venue of a superb Advent market full of Christmas cheer. On two weekends in December, the market features mulled wine, a host of gift ideas, Christmas trees and much more.
Dates in 2021: Dec 4-5, Dec 11-12 and Dec 18-19

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Melker Advent © Andreas Hofer

Advent in Melk

Set against a magical and unique backdrop, the Melk Advent Village once again welcomes visitors on all four weekends in Advent. Besides classics like roasted chestnuts and hot punch, this market has a wonderful lineup of music for an added acoustical treat.
Dates in 2021: Nov 26-28, Dec 3-5, Dec 10-12 and Dec 17-19

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Punschgenuss am Göttweiger Adventmarkt © Andreas Hofer

Advent Magic in the Abbey of Göttweig

The Advent spirit is probably nowhere as magical as in the baroque Benedictine Abbey of Göttweig. Known as Austria's Montecassino because of its hilltop location, the abbey offers an extensive Advent program.
Dates in 2021: Nov 27 - Dec 5

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