Pre-Christmas time Alpbachtal
Once it starts getting dark early in the evening, the Anklöpfler (groups enacting the Nativity play) come to visit or the Christ Child and his entourage bring a sparkle to children's eyes. Christmas is more than the hustle and bustle and commercial profit.
Advent and Christmas in the Alpbachtal in Tyrol is equivalent to "gemütlichkeit". Advent magic and contemplative Christmas in the mountains, where customs are still cultivated and lived.
Many customs that have long been forgotten elsewhere are still practised as a matter of course in the run-up to Christmas. In Breitenbach, in the Tyrolean lowlands, the tradition of the Perchten still parade from farm to farm.
Many customs, long forgotten elsewhere are practised quite naturally in the run-up to Christmas. In the Alpbachtal holiday region, the pre-Christmas season is enjoyed far removed from the everyday hustle and bustle. Authentic Christmas markets, old handicrafts, culinary specialities and Christmas meoldies put you in the right mood for Christmas.
Christmas markets in the Alpbachtal
Visit the most beautiful Christmas markets and top-notch Advent events.
Experience the popular Rattenberg Advent, and the unique Christmas Market in Brixlegg, which is especially popular with children.
Contemplative music in front of the basilica await you at the cosy Mariathal Advent. The celebrations in the heart of Reith i. A. on the last Sunday before Christmas with carol singer, brass bands, a petting zoo and more create a magical pre-Christmas atmosphere.
Would you like to experience the Christmas market in Rattenberg and Brixlegg in one afternoon?
How about a trip on our Advent slow train? This will take you comfortably from Rattenberg to Brixlegg and back on the Advent weekends. You can find the timetables and exact dates here.
Perchten of Tyrol - a living tradition
In the run-up to Christmas, gloomy figures wreak havoc in the villages.
In Tyrol, the tradition of the Perchten is still actively practised. Especially in Breitenbach am Inn, in the Tyrolean lowlands, St Nicholas' companions are out and about at the beginning of December.
Tyrolean Christmas songs
Are you totally in the Christmas spirit right now? But don't fancy "All I want for Christmas" or "Last Christmas"?
We've put together the most beautiful Tyrolean Christmas songs for you to listen to. So Christmas can come!