Your December holiday at Ebner’s Waldhof by Lake Fuschl

A holiday in the Salzkammergut in December: Discover a magical Advent

Do something different for Christmas this year: Visit us at Ebner's Waldhof by the lake and experience a peaceful and traditional Christmas of a completely different kind. Whether you are looking for wellness, activity and culture or a relaxing hide-away in beautiful surroundings -the Waldhof offers all this and more. 

Skiing, snowboarding, winter walking, wellness, culinary excellence as well as Advent and Christmas events in the Salzkammergut - all this and much, much more awaits you on your holiday in December in the Salzkammergut. 

Active outdoor fun on your holiday in the Salzkammergut in December 

You'd like to be active on your winter holiday? The Salzkammergut is a true winter wonderland offering a wide range of outdoor activities. Enjoy the magnificent landscapes while you glide over the cross-country skiing trails, treat yourself to fresh mountain air and lots of excitement when you whizz down the mountain slopes on your toboggan or discover new downhill pistes in one of the many ski areas in the region. The Salzkammergut is a treasure chest of winter sports activity just waiting to be opened. 

Christmas markets in Salzburg

Salzburg is a true winter wonder - the numerous Christmas Markets that are dotted around the city make Advent a very special time to visit. We have put together a list of our favourite Christmas Markets for you.  

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Advent and Christmas in the  Salzkammergut at Christmas

In the Salzkammergut Lake District the celebrations in Advent have their roots in traditions and customs that have been handed down from generation to generation for centuries. 

And when you visit the Advent Markets in the region this becomes very evident. Traditional handcrafts, dishes and music are ever-present and you will be transformed into a world of peaceful joy and juletide expectation. Unique to the region are also the "Krampuslauf" - a century old tradition of driving out the evil spirits of the winter. The scene is replayed in many towns and villages throughout the Salzkammergut when men, dressed in costumes of scraggy fur and fearsome masks, parade loudly through the streets, scaring anyone who comes into their path. 

Another highlight that you can take part in is the "Kripperlroas" - another custom unique to Salzkammergut. On foot, in horse-drawn carriages or by boat, your journey takes you from one hand-made Nativity scene to the next. In this way you explore the region surrounding Ebner's Waldhof and discover the wealth of traditional craftsmanship in the region. 

Highlights  in December on your  Salzkammergut holiday

Nativity scene exhibitions in the Salzkammergut
Carving and crafting traditional Nativity scenes is a century-old Salzkammergut tradition that is stilled lived in families throughout the region. On the "Kripperlroas" you can journey from one life-size, handcrafted Nativity scene to another. Some figures are hundreds of years old.  

Silent Night in Salzburg County 
Embark on a Silent Night journey through the County of Salzburg in search of Joseph Mohr, the writer of the world famous Christmas carol "Silent Night": A fascination trip that takes you to museums, chapels, events and gives you the chance to enjoy spectacular winter walks. 

Advent of the Villages in Salzkammergut
Fuschl am See, together with six other villages in the region, celebrate Advent by organising authentic Christmas Markets. From Ebenau to Fuschl you can visit the small charming markets and discover traditional handcrafts, music and seasonal snacks and drinks.  Enjoy the classic...

Fairy-tale Advent Markets in the Salzkammergut

Christmas magic in picturesque surroundings: This is what you get on your December holiday in the Salzkammergut Lake District. Staying at  Ebner's Waldhof by the lake means that you are just a short drive away from the famous Salzburg Christmas Market and the romantic lake-side Christmas Markets around Lake Wolfgangsee.  

These are the Christmas Markets in Salzburg and the Salzkammergut that are just waiting to be explored 


Salzburg Christmas Market in the Old Town

Probalby the most famous of Salzburg's markets and just 20 minutes by car from Ebner's Waldhof. The market's impressive location in front of Salzburg Cathedral and the historic Residenz building in the heart of the Old Town and the huge variety of stalls are what make this Christmas Market to special. kt.

Wolfgangsee Lake Advent

Just a few minutes awy from Ebner's Waldhof by car you will find the first stalls of the Wolfgangsee Lake Advent in St. Gilgen. Here the village has chosen Baroque as the theme for their market which gives this market its unique flair. Further along the shores of Lake Wolfgangsee you come to the idyllic village of Strobl where a beautiful lake-side setting and a living, life-size Nativity Scene awaits you. And in St. Wolfgang candle and torch light steeps the historic streets into glowing Christmas market wonderland. The three markets are unique but they all have the dark waters of wintery Lake Wolfgang in common.

Royal Advent in Bad Ischl

1,000 twinkling lights illuminate the imperial streets of Bad Ischl in Advent. A highlight in the pre-Christmas month is the handcrafts exhibition and market in the "Trinkhalle" in the centre of town. This market has been attracting visitors to the beautiful spa town for more than 30 years.

Christmas Market in Gut Aiderbichl animal sanctuary

At the Gut Aiderbichl Christmas Market, the inspiring and beautifully-decorated animal sanctuary becomes a living Nativity scene in Advent. The specially organised seasonal events and the shimmer of lights illuminating this fairy-tale farm making it a wonderous place to visit. 

Lake Fuschl Christmas Market:

The romantic Christmas Market in the glorious grounds of Castle Fuschl welcome visitors with steaming glasses of mulled wine and punch and delicious seasonal snacks. From the parish church the dulcet tones of Christmas carols can be heard.  .

Thalgau Advent Market:

Hobby handcrafters present their most beautiful pieces at th Thalgau Advent Market. Perhaps you'll find that special Christmas present you've been looking for.


More Christmas Markets in the region around Ebner’s Waldhof by the lake

  • Advent Market St. Leonhard
  • othe riginal Hallein Christmas Market at the old salt mines
  • Christmas Market on "Silent Night Square" in Oberndorf.

Advent  of the villages 
in the Salzkammergut

Advent of the Villages in Salzkammergut
Fuschl am See, together with six other villages in the region, celebrate Advent by organising authentic Christmas Markets. From Ebenau to Fuschl you can visit the small charming markets and discover traditional handcrafts, music and seasonal snacks and drinks.  

Are you already looking forward to Christmas? Simply send us your non-binding holiday enquiry now to make sure your Christmas wish of an Advent holiday in Salzburg County comes true!