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The charm of Christmas markets

Beautiful and authentic: the Christmas market in Vipiteno

Lights of glowing garlands in the historical city centre, glow in the eye of a children, original gift ideas and exquisite dishes to tickle your palate. Are you looking for a unique market, with great handmade products? Between the cosy fragrance of Mulled Wine (or Glühwein as it's called here) and scent of roasted almonds of the Christmas market in Vipiteno, you'll definitely find something to match your taste! An unmissable event for young and old from 23rd November 2018 until 6th January 2019, transforms the city into a winter wonderland. The original gift ideas and exquisite dishes to tickle your palate – during Advent, the medieval town of Vipiteno showcases the most romantic and enchanting side. From the Tower of the Twelve ( built in 1486 and the tallest building in Vipiteno , also the symbol of the city) you can admire handcarved sculptures and traditional Christmas decorations; we offer a variety of locally handcrafted products made by local artists, while the streets, the squares and the corners of Vipiteno scent of freshly baked Christmas cookies. The Mining World Ridanna Monteneve (Schneeberg) have contributed city development and to the realization of the beautiful buildings in ”Old Town” and “New Town”, as a demonstration of this period. The grandeur of past century, combination of restructuring works have made that Vipiteno entered on the list „Most beautiful villages in Italy”. The Christmas market in Vipiteno is part of the consortium of the “Original markets of South Tyrol” and “Alpen Advent”.

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