The Bolzano Christmas Market also offers lots of fun and unforgettable memories for children
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Bolzano is not only a cycling-friendly town, but also a family-friendly one. This also becomes clear at the Christmas Market in Bolzano, when Christmas sounds and alluring scents welcome visitors. Children's eyes are already wide at the cathedral, because in the house opposite, each window is transformed into an Advent calendar door - and opened every day. The tour then continues to the Piazza Walther square, where a children's programme with puppet theatre, storyteller or handicrafts, as well as some horses are waiting.
Little visitors can take a ride around the Christmas Market on the back of a pony, or the whole family can discover Bolzano and its old town in a horse-drawn carriage. The clatter of hooves on the cobblestones is as much a part of the Christmas Market as fruitcake and mulled wine during the six weeks between the end of November and the beginning of January. For both - pony tours and horse-drawn carriage rides - the Piazza Walther square serves as the starting point. Two more attractions await children there: the little train and the nostalgic carousel with its beautiful paintings. And even if the children are already too old for a spin on the swan or the tiger, they still watch the slow turning with bright eyes.
The route then continues to the adjacent Piazza della Mostra square, where a number of stalls can be found and sometimes a small playground is installed. There is also something to discover in the opposite direction, at the Parco della Stazione park: the small ice-skating rink for a few laps on the skates! In addition, a baby corner for changing nappies and breastfeeding has been considered; depending on the edition of the Christmas Market, it is located, for example, in the information office or directly in a little wooden house at the Piazza Walther square.
every year from Thursday before the 1st Advent Sunday till the 6th of January