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Christmas balls. Author and copyright M. R.
Christmas balls. Author and copyright M. R.

Bregenz Christmas Market

Bregenz, located along the eastern shores of Lake Constance (Bodensee), was originally an ancient settlement of the Celts, later, in the 1st century BC, it was conquered by the Romans who colonized it and founded the city of Brigantium. In the Middle Ages a castle was founded there and in the 15th century, Bregenz became part of the Habsburg domains.

Today the city is the capital of the Austrian state of Vorarlberg. The historic center has some interesting buildings such as the Martinsturm (ancient granary) which now houses the military museum of Vorarlberg (Vorarlberger Militärmuseum), and the remains of part of the medieval city walls. The early medieval castle of Burg Hohenbregenz dominates the town.


1) Bregenz Christmas Market (Bregenzer Weihnachtsmarkt). In the setting of the city center along Lake Constance (Bodensee) a picturesque Christmas Market usually takes place with stalls offering all kinds of Christmas sweets and local handicrafts. The advent events in Bregenz also have a large daily program for young and old children, here you will find puppet shows, a nostalgic carousel, the magical forest of stars, and the ponies.

2) Christmas Market in the Upper Town (Weihnachten in der Bregenzer Oberstadt). Market set in the medieval old town, in the upper part of the city, around the Martinsturm, which usually takes place during the Advent weekends. There are artisans and their products, here, children can learn, how candles or vases are made, or they can observe how glass is worked or how wood is carved


ATTENTION: We recommend that you check the opening of the Christmas markets with the organizers.