• 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.

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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 2023: Dec 1-3, Dec 8-10 and Dec 15-17, Dec 22-23

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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 2023: Dec 2-10

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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 2023: Dec 2-3, Dec 8-10 and Dec 16-17

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Marktstände vor der Basilika

Advent Village in Maria Taferl

Enjoy an Advent weekend in Maria Taferl with a splendid view of the Danube Valley. The picturesque square in front of Maria Taferl Basilica affords a grand view of the Danube Valley, the hill country of the Mostviertel and beyond to the Alps. Artisans present their works in the parsonage cellar while Advent booths with culinary delights plus music and readings await visitors on the square in front of the church.
Dates in 2023: Dec 1-3

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