Christmas and New Year's Eve in Salzburg

The quiet, contemplative night is followed by a brilliant turn of the year

In the city where the author of the most famous Christmas carol was born, it is easy to feel the magic of Christmas again. And just a few days after Christmas, the new year begins full of verve.

Snowy Salzburg is a wonderful backdrop for your Christmas celebration. In the background, the snowy peaks of the surrounding mountains rise into the sky. The towers and domes of the old town are covered in snow. And despite the sometimes hectic hustle and bustle due to Christmas shopping, peace and Christmas spirit is in the air in the alleys and streets of the city.

Silent Night, Holy Night

The Christmas magic of Salzburg

“Silent Night, Holy Night” – to this day, no other song is associated with Christmas around the world like this one. Did you know that this was penned by Joseph Mohr, a native of Salzburg? The Salzburg priest wrote it at a time when many Salzburgers were suffering hardship. He wanted to give them hope with his song. Joseph Mohr was born at number 31 Steingasse, and today there is a plaque on the house commemorating the author of the world-famous Christmas carol.

Christmas shopping in Salzburg

Only a few meters away from Mohr's birthplace is the Linzergasse

Only a few meters away from Mozart’s birthplace is the Linzergasse. Here you will find many small individual stores and certainly still the right Christmas gift for your loved ones. If you haven’t found what you’re looking for in Linzergasse, you should continue your Christmas shopping tour in the following alleys:

  • Getreidegasse
  • Goldgasse
  • Judengasse
  • Kaigasse

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New Year’s Eve in Salzburg

Ten, nine, eight, … whoever spends the turn of the year in Salzburg can count down between good-humored New Year’s Eve revelers in the party mile of the old town or romantically and secludedly enjoy the fireworks spectacle at a quiet spot on the city’s local mountains. From the Mönchsberg and Kapuzinerberg you have a box view of the brilliant fireworks that are set off in the Old Town and on the Hohensalzburg Fortress. In the center of the city, numerous guests from all over the world exude party atmosphere. Celebrate New Year’s Eve just the way you like it! On the first of January, top-class New Year’s concerts take place in the Großes Festspielhaus or at Hohensalzburg Fortress.

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