Berchtesgadener Advent

The 5th season with us in Berchtesgaden

Much emphasis is placed on the preservation of old customs in the region. From the end of November, traditions and customs are lived and passed on to the younger generation with care.

Particularly popular and widely known is the Berchtesgaden Advent Market in the heart of Berchtesgaden, in the pedestrian zone around the Hotel EDELWEISS. Many can hardly wait when the historic town center once again forms the atmospheric backdrop and is decorated for Christmas. Over 50 Advent huts offer guests and visitors local traditions, handicrafts or Bavarian delicacies.

Events around the Berchtesgaden Advent:

  • “Buttnmandl and Kramperl” show run on December 5th and 6th
  • Musicians around the market
  • Christkindl shooting one week before christmas eve
  • Nativity plays
  • Historical guided tours
  • Horse-drawn sleigh rides
  • Guided tours at the royal castle
  • Berchtesgadener christmas lottery

Let yourself be enchanted by the pre-Christmas atmosphere around the Hotel EDELWEISS. Experience our special and unique traditions in this dusty time and immerse yourself in the Advent season, typically Bavarian with a cup of homemade punch and a fragrant baked apple.

Opening times

30.11. – 23.12.2022
workdays: 12:00 am – 8:00 pm
weekend: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
26.12. – 03.01.2024
12:00 – 19:00 Uhr
24.12. & 31.12.2022
10:00 – 16:00
25.12. closed

Children`s advent

The Berchtesgadener Advent attracts with its carousel, animal enclosures and a Christmas tree maze.

Baking biscuits in the children’s bakery and painting in the colouring workshop keep the children perfectly occupied when their parents want to go Christmas shopping in peace.

For more information, please visit the website of the Berchtesgadener Advent

Christmas customs and traditions in Berchtesgaden:

Our tip: Hohenfried Advent market at the Jenner

Enjoy the magic of Advent at the mountain station at 1,800 m altitude.

Whether in sunshine or snow flurries, a visit to the Hohenfried Advent market at the Jenner mountain station is always worthwhile.
Enjoy the view of the Berchtesgaden mountains, browse through the Hohenfried product world with a cup of mulled wine or punch and feel the first snow of the new winter!

The cable car & gastronomy are open daily

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