The Christmas Market in Bregenz is open all day and attracts great attention in the inner city. The nativity scene with real animals for petting, a small ice rink, a puppet theatre and many other amusements for children’s hearts act like a magnet for children. Sales stalls, tasting culinary delicacies and special meeting places create the contemplative atmosphere which is also part of Advent.
A second Christmas Market enchants the medieval lanes in the Bregenz Upper Town on the weekends before Christmas. The two markets clearly differ: small and fine in the Upper Town, larger and colourful in the centre of Bregenz.