The Nativity Village
At Christmas, this idyllic village on Lake Wolfgangsee turns into a romantic nativity village and, as you enter Strobl, a shepherds path takes you to a giant Advent gate. 30 stalls with real wooden tiled roofs take you on a journey through time into the Advent of yesterday.
The atmospheric and lovingly decorated stands offer local culinary delicacies as well as handicrafts and many different gift ideas. Observe wild animals right in the middle of this nativity village and get up close to stags and their young.
Hear little lambs bleating whilst looking right into their appealing eyes.
A visit to the nativity scene exhibition showing family owned treasures and showpieces from the last three centuries or the handicrafts exhibition should not be overlooked, either.
As darkness descends, groups of musicians begin to make their way along the lanes and through the squares. Traditional log torches light up the wintry night sky and give out their warmth. This is not only the only place that you can warm up, two cosy, open snugs have also been built between the stalls.
The punch and mulled wine stalls are great meeting places too! However, the jewel in the crown has to be the punch cabin on a large raft where one cannot only see Lake Wolfgangsee, but feel it underfoot too!