Sterzing Bell Christmas Market

Sterzing Bell Christmas Market

Sterzing Bell Christmas, Sterzing, South Tyrol


The Sterzing Bell Christmas

Christmas magic, traditions and the sound of bells in Sterzing, South Tyrol

The Sterzinger Glockenweihnacht is an enchanting Christmas market that immerses visitors in the special atmosphere of the pre-Christmas season in the charming late medieval mining town of Sterzing in South Tyrol. Bells play a central role in this festive event and accompany us throughout the year. But at Christmas time they sound especially sweet and touch our hearts with their magical sound.

Sterzing, the highest town in South Tyrol, radiates a very special magic during Advent. The historic old town is dominated by imposing cultural monuments and the striking Zwölferturm tower dating back to the 15th century. The snow-covered landscape gives Sterzing and the surrounding mountain peaks a fairytale atmosphere, and as night falls, warm lights and fairy lights illuminate the streets of the town.

The opening hours of the Sterzing Bell Christmas extend from November 23, 2023 to January 6, 2024. On most days, visitors can enjoy the Christmas market from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. However, there are also special opening hours, such as on November 24 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and December 5, when the market is open until 11 p.m. On Christmas Eve, the market closes at 1 p.m., and it will remain closed on Dec. 25. On New Year’s Eve, visitors can shop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on New Year’s Day, the market opens at noon and closes at 7 p.m.

The Sterzing Bell Christmas transforms Sterzing into a festive oasis where people experience a different rhythm and reflect on the special traditions and customs of the Christmas season. The city and the surrounding countryside are decorated with Advent wreaths and festive decorations. The sweet smell of freshly baked Christmas treats like Spitzbuam, Zelten and Stollen fills the air and seduces the senses. Children can have fun making Christmas tree decorations and feel the anticipation of the holiday.

The five original South Tyrolean Christmas markets

The Sterzinger Glockenweihnacht is part of the five original South Tyrolean Christmas markets and offers visitors Christmas melodies and warming mulled wine. The focus is on regional craftsmanship and the quality products that distinguish South Tyrol. The market stalls invite you to browse and discover and you can find unique gifts for your loved ones. The atmosphere is one of joy, fellowship and love for the Christmas season.

The sound of the bells accompanies the visitors of the Sterzinger Glockenweihnacht at every turn. It is as if the bells proclaim a special message of love and peace, which is especially intensely felt during the Christmas season. Visitors have the opportunity to enjoy the sound of the bells and immerse themselves in the festive atmosphere that Sterzing has to offer.

Other activities and events

In addition to the Christmas market, there are numerous other activities and events in Sterzing that increase the anticipation of Christmas. These include traditional concerts, nativity scene exhibitions and much more. Sterzing thus offers an extensive program that takes visitors into the wonderful world of Christmas traditions.

All in all, the Sterzing Bell Christmas is an unforgettable experience that warms the hearts of visitors and transports them to the magical world of Christmas. The Sterzing Bell Christmas is a place where tradition and magic come together to put visitors in a festive mood that they will remember for a long time. It is a place to feel and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas – love, community and peace.

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