Hundreds of sparkling lights, contemplative music from the churches, Christmassy aromas on Kapellplatz: Advent is a very special time of year in Altötting. Every year during Advent, Altötting’s Kapellplatz transforms into a Christmas village, and the Altötting Christmas Market opens its doors. Culinary delights and artisanal items await visitors to the Altötting Christmas Market. The small, rustic huts invite you in to enjoy a mug of mulled wine comfortably and in the warm.
The supporting programme for Advent in Altötting is comprised of lots of top-class concerts which get the visitors in the mood for the most wonderful time of the year with reflective Christmas music.
Advent in Altötting is also characterised by the large number of nativity scenes which are put on show in the pilgrimage town. One highlight visitors to Altötting during Advent absolutely must not miss is the large nativity scene exhibit put on by the group Krippenfreunde Altötting e. V. The exhibit only takes place every five years, and this year it can once again be found in the Kongregationssaal while the Christmas Market is on.
Altötting Christmas Market: open every day from 23 November until 15 December 2019. Monday to Thursday from 2 pm to 8 pm, and Friday to Sunday from 11 am to 8 pm.
Altötting nativity exhibit: open every day from 23 November until 15 December 2019 from 11 am to 7 pm.