No twinkling lights at the Medieval Christmas Market in Chiusa/Klausen. Rather, the gentle glow of candles and torches draws subtle shadows on the historic facades of the city. The magical atmosphere of Christmas rekindles memories of childhood and warms hearts.
Candle on candle form a light path through the winding streets of the historical town of Klausen. In some cases, time seems to stand still. The flair of past epochs flows from all corners and the romantic old town offers the perfect backdrop for the Medieval Christmas Market. Night watchers stroll through the streets and tell stories, medieval music comes from the streets. A juggler flits through the crowds, and on the main plaza a fire shows his artifices. Medieval women, dressed in woollen clothes, are sitting at open fire place weaving cloth, while knights in coats of chain mail ride quietly through the streets.
At the medieval Christmas market, the stands are hide behind fir branches and in old cellars. The vendors are dressed in historical clothes made of wool and velvet. Turned wooden bowls, felted slippers, filigree carved crib figurines, various herbal farm products - a variety of Christmas gifts, all homemade with love. This year, the offer will be extended by a rich culinary offer: Fresh homemade, sweet and salty donuts as well as chocolate fondue and fruit skewers with chocolate icing for the little hunger and various dishes cooked on an open fire.
New is the arts and crafts market in the Kapuzinergarten: It is the oldest Christmas market in Italy, which was held for the first time in Bolzano in 1970 and this year sets its base camp in the artist's town of Chiusa. Again, only handcrafted and homemade products are offered. The market is open from 1st to 23rd December every day from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm.
From 1st December to 24th December 2017
every Friday to Sunday form 10 am to 7 pm
(on 24th December until 12 noon only)
Highlight: Medieval Parade through the streets of Chiusa/Klausen on Saturday 2nd December at 4.30 pm
Film from the opening of the Medieval Christmas in Klausen 2015