the Baroque Advent Celebration

St. Gilgen

An excellent place to buy Christmas presents!


Shining from afar and guiding the way to the Advent market, an 11 metre high candle in St. Gilgen on the shores of Lake Wolfgangsee beckons one to a village bathed in the uniquely special light of more than 50 large candles. 

 

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The houses and streets of St. Gilgen are enchantingly decorated with hundreds of coppery, golden Advent Candles.


The lovingly decorated stalls painted in the baroque style by the artist Raja Schwahn Reichmann are alone worth a visit as the stalls’ front facades show colourful Advent scenes. The painted figures of people, angels and animals are all inspired by brightly coloured, three dimensional baroque wall and ceiling paintings and each one keeps revealing new, delightful details to the onlooker.  The illuminated path takes you on a biblical journey from the ‘annunciation’ to the ‘flight to Egypt’.


Enjoy a selection of home made punch and Christmas goodies in a relaxed atmosphere! 

St. Gilgen electric Advent candles are symbolic of Christmas and are a timeless reminder of your visit.  They are a fitting decoration for the home and radiate warmth and bonhomie.


Numerous events, concerts and nativity plays await and special experiences are also on offer, for example the Mozart ice rink and a journey up the Zwölferhorn Mountain in a cable car.  This whisks you away from the Christmassy goings on in the village to the peace of the mountain top in no time at all.


Furthermore, in the nativity scene exhibition in the Salettl in the Hotel Post, children can create their own nativity scenes.

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