PRESS RELEASE | October 2017
Authentic Austrian advent with Niche Destinations
The niche destinations collection of exclusive privately-owned hotels in Austria includes three spectacular properties for an authentic Austrian Advent and Christmas
Based in idyllic Kirchberg, Relais & Châteaux Rosengarten and its multi-award-winning Restaurant Simon Taxacher is a haven for gourmets in a magical location for celebrating Advent and Christmas. Tradition and heritage combine with international flair to create a fairytale atmosphere. Kirchberg comes alive during Advent with an enchanting atmosphere like no other winter sport resort in the Alps. Traditional handicrafts including wood carving, basket weaving and pottery are on display at the Christmas market which opens at 1pm on 10 December 2017, followed by the arrival of Santa Claus in a horse-drawn carriage at 4.30pm. Kirchberg celebrates the end of the Christmas season on 26 December with a Christmas concert in the parish church at 5pm.
Advent and Christmas are highlights on the Tyrolean calendar. The SPA-HOTEL Jagdhof in Neustift joins in the yuletide spirit from the first, and makes the perfect base for enjoying the build-up to Christmas and even a spot of skiing on the Stubai Glacier if the mood takes you. Atmospheric Christmas markets in the towns and villages tempt visitors with traditional crafts, mulled wine and hot punch. Festive concerts are held in the churches and village squares. Nativity scenes from centuries gone by can be admired at the nativity crib museum in neighbouring Fulpmes. The renowned Christmas market in Innsbruck’s historic centre is open daily between 11am and 9pm from 15 November until 23 December 2017.
Advent short break: 1 – 19 December, 3 nights from €666 pp • Advent at the Jagdhof: 17 – 22 December, 5 nights for the price of 4 from €1,065 pp • An Alpine Christmas: 16 – 26 December, 7 nights for the price of 6 from €1,596 pp
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Advent and Christmas festivities are full of romance and authenticity in The Valley of Alpine Meadows, and The Small Luxury Hotels of the World GROSSARLER HOF is the perfect Alpine hideaway for an experience of this wonderful time of the year. Grossarl and its surroundings are busy with Christmas carols, torchlit walks, Christmas market fun and the Santa Claus procession. 2018 is the 200th anniversary of the well-known Christmas song ‘Silent Night’, written in Austria and first performed on 24 December 1818 in the church of St Nicholas in Oberndorf. Stay in Grossarl and visit the places associated with Joseph Mohr and Franz Xaver Gruber (the carol’s creators) in the SalzburgLand region.
Grossarl Mountain Advent: 1 – 23 December (arrival Thurs or Fri), 2 or 3 nights from €320 pp Cosy advent: 3 – 8, 10 – 15 & 17 – 22 December (arrival Sun or Mon), 4 nights from €399 pp Grossarl Mountain Christmas: 23 – 30 December, 7 nights from €1,594 pp
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All prices quoted are per person based on two sharing a room.
All hotels listed are included in Niche Destinations distinctive portfolio
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