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Innsbruck, Austria - Snow and christmas markets?

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1. Posted by chicoes (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Hello,

I would like to know when does christmas markets starts this year in innsbruck, and more importantly, when will it start snowing?

Thanks

[ Edit: Edited on 25-Oct-2009, at 13:57 by chicoes ]

2. Posted by lil_lil (Travel Guru 462 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

There are several Christmas markets in Innsbruck:

  • Altstadt - Old Town : 15.11.2009- 23.12.2009 (Daily from 11.00 to 20.00)
  • Marktplatz : 15.11.2009 - 23.12.2009 (Daily from 11.00 to 20.30)
  • Maria-Theresien-Strasse : 22.11.2009 - 23.12.2009 (Daily from 11.00 to 23.00)
  • Herzog-Friedrich-Strasse (Christmas Flea Market) : 20.11.2009 - 27.12.2009 (Daily from 11.00 to 20.00, closed 24.12/25.12)
  • Hungerburg-Gramart- Höttingerbild : 27.11.2009 - 20.12.2009 (Thursday to Sunday, 15.00 to 19.00)

(Information from here)

As for when it will start snowing, errr, that's like asking someone to predict the next set of jackpot-winning lottery number

3. Posted by oldie (Budding Member 17 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Most Christmas markets start mid November and run through to Christmas. As for snow, well there should be some Early to mid September......at least there has been for the past couple of years, but it is anyones guess!!!:)

4. Posted by oldie (Budding Member 17 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Sorry that should read December not September

5. Posted by chicoes (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

thank you so much for your information, it was very helpfull. I didnt know that there are christmas markets that start even at november, but my guess is that the good ones are on december.
My innitial plan was going to Innsbruck on Nov 8th and i thought maybe there will be some snow in the city but it looks like there wont be any. hope there will be in the surroundings atleast or atleast i hope it wont be raininig

6. Posted by lil_lil (Travel Guru 462 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

The markets are the same ones, and they all started in mid/late November. This way one can enjoy Christmas markets for longer, and without having to rush within short period of time in December to do all the shopping! ;)

7. Posted by oldie (Budding Member 17 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

You will always find snow in the mountains at that time of year. We will there later in November as well!!