Lordly Advent: Fortresses and castles as backdrops

Delicious punch, roasted chestnuts and lovely crafts are especially enjoyable in the unique Advent atmosphere of historical settings in Lower Austria.

When the temperatures drop, a contemplative atmosphere makes itself felt in Lower Austria’s fortresses, abbeys and castles. It comes in the form of idyllic, lovingly decorated Advent markets that enchant their visitors with handmade crafts and homebaked goods of all kinds.

Royally delicious Advent atmosphere at Schloss Grafenegg and Schloss Hof
Art, culture and culinary delights await visitors to Grafenegg Advent, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. The illuminated park around the castle is dotted with rustic stands full of delicacies and handicrafts for visitors – so too is the Christmas Village at Schloss Hof, where visitors’ faces and decorations both beam.

Unforgettable Christmas moments
at Göttweig and Seitenstetten abbeys

Punch, mulled wine and lovely gift ideas await you once again at Advent Magic at the Benedictine Abbey of Göttweig. A bit further to the southwest, the Advent Market at Seitenstetten Abbey offers an equally romantic atmosphere with tower brass bands and Advent singers performing their songs.

Historical Christmas markets at Schallaburg, Rosenburg and Aggstein Ruins
Advent at Schallaburg revolves around jewelry, ceramics and wood art. Young guests can make their own Christmas gifts by dipping candles and weaving baskets. A romantic Christmas fairytale unfolds in the unique atmosphere of the traditional Christmas market at Rosenburg. And Advent at Aggstein Ruins promises to be genuinely medieval. Visitors are transported back to the days of traders, horses and oxen roasted on spits.

We wish you a quietly magical Advent in Lower Austria!

Find about the other Advent markets here