Abtenau Advent in the mountains

The fifth season in the mountains of Abtenau in Tennengau

The Advent in Abtenau with its rural Christmas market and the Advent markets are a special highlight in Tennengau during the contemplative pre-Christmas period in Salzburg. Fragrant Christmas baked goods, handmade works of art, Christmas decorations, Christmas tree decorations and culinary delicacies are on offer. Various Advent concerts also invite you to feel the pre-Christmas atmosphere and the quiet time of the year first hand. 

Abtenau Advent market (c) FaslSepp (144)


We look forward to Advent with all its events and customs:

"Abtenau Christmas Roas around the Arlerhof" The Advent season opens and at the Police Music church concert on December 8th you will experience a musical treat with many special features.

Traditionally, on December 5th, the Krampuses and their St. Nicholas arrive at the market square. Christmas markets offer handicrafts, monastic works, pottery products and delicacies at beautifully decorated wooden stalls. The nativity scenes by local artists can also be admired, as well as a life-size "wooden nativity scene". 

In the Christkindl post office, lovely angels help the children formulate and write their wish lists. The letters are sealed with a seal and forwarded to the Christ Child. The Abtenau tower blowers provide the background music for the mountain advent. Horse-drawn carriages wait for visitors along the market square to be able to whisk them off into the magnificent winter landscape.


The popular one “Advent in the mountains” will take place again in 2024.

This is considered a special highlight every year Abtenau Advent Singing in the parish church of Abtenau. In the heart of the Salzburg mountains, choirs and folk musicians resound in a pre-Christmas symphony. A real feast for the senses: the beautifully decorated parish church, the contemplative scent of incense and the Christmas sounds of various musicians.

Let yourself be infected by the pre-Christmas atmosphere and enjoy the Advent season in Abtenau!


Here you will find the folder with all dates in Advent 2023




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