If you decide to come to Bolzano in Advent we recommend you to plan your journey very carefully.
The Christmas Market of Bolzano is a particularly popular event. Above all on feast days and in weekends masses of people decide to visit the Christmas Market in the city. The parking spaces and garages are crowded and force car drivers to spend a lot of time in their vehicle looking for a parking space. Actually this is the time he or she wants to spend on the Christmas Market.
In order to enjoy the Christmas atmosphere on the Market, we warmly recommend you to use the means of public transport. The main station and the bus station are only five minutes away from Piazza Walther. Also city buses go to the centre on a regular basis. For all those who would not like to leave their car at home, please take the electronic parking information system into consideration, providing information on parking spaces left in the city.
Information on Italian railway: Ferrovie dello Stato.
For all those who prefer a comfortable journey:
From the South:
motorway exit A22 Bolzano Sud (or SS 12). The station of Ponte d’Adige offers only limited parking spaces, while at the station of Bolzano Sud there are 1,300 spaces available. From there you can simply take the bus to the centre (every 15 minutes). Moreover there are also trains taking you to the main station within 5 minutes only. It takes you five more minutes only to reach the centre on foot, once reached the main station.
From the North:
motorway exit Bolzano Nord (or SS 12), heading towards the parking structure Bolzano Centre (Bolzano Centro), where 1,200 spaces are available at convenient conditions. A two-minutes’ walk takes you to Piazza Walther.
From the West:
Coming from Merano, so to speak from the west we recommend you to park your car at the city hall (Palasport), located in the Via Resia, which can be reached via the SS42 and 38. From this place, every 10 minutes a bus transports passengers directly to the centre. From Merano and intermediate station we recommend you to comfortably take the trail to the centre.
It’s recommended to adhere to the information available at the motorway exits of Bolzano Nord and Bolzano Sud, guiding you to the Mayr Nusser parking structure. Also the local police is available for any information.
For any further information please don’t hesitate to call one of the following numbers:
Tourist authority Bolzano: +39 0471 307000
Municipal police: +39 0471 997788
Road conditions: +39 0471 200198
Opening hours of the Christmas Market:
Monday to Friday: from 10 am till 7 pm
Saturdays: from 10 am till 8 pm
Sundays + December 8: from 10 am till 7 pm
December 24: from 10 am till 2 pm
December 25: closed
December 31: from 10 am till 6 pm
January 1: from noon time till 7 pm