South Tyrol's Christmas markets, where Christmas is at home

The scent of freshly-baked apple strudel and other seasonal sweets pervade the town centre. The Christmas lights create a magical atmosphere in the Piazza Walther Platz. Royal Merano/Meran on the other hand combines in perfect style nostalgia for the past and modern lifestyle. In the north of the region the former bishopric town of Bressanone/Brixen beckons offering a journey back in time, while bustling Brunico/Bruneck mixes the romance of a Medieval town with the aura of a winter sports centre. In the very north in the old mining town of Vipiteno/Sterzing the unique atmosphere of Christmas envelopes the town centre beneath the Zwölfer tower. Magical moments.