Advent Calendars

December 22, 2009 / Local Interest
Bolzano/Bozen, Alto Adige/Südtirol

adventcalendar1There’s a December tradition in the Tyrol to put an Advent Calendar in the windows of a building in town. A picture is revealed each day leading up to Christmas.

Bolzano/Bozen, in the South Tyrol, enthusiastically embraces the tradition with a huge Advent Calendar put in the windows of a building down the street from the Christkindl Market. To find it, cross the street and walk to the other end of the Cathedral. Then stop, turn to the right and look up: it’s huge!

Pictures in the windows depict winter and holiday themes from life in the Alps: snow and mountains, Christmas decorations, and — of course — hot apple strudel.

Buon Natale/Fröhliche Weihnachten from Bolzano/Bozen!

Lee McIntyre

by Lee McIntyre

Freelance writer and photographer. Author of the book A Year of One a Days, and of the blog Betwixt & Between in BZ.

8 Responses to “Advent Calendars”

  1. That is fantastic! I love traditions and so do my children. They are now 21 and 24 and my girls still “take turns” opening the Advent Calendar they have been using since they were little.

  2. Gian Banchero

    Click above on Christkindle Market for more photos, the last one is spectacular!! –Thank you, Lee


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