Christmas mail with the "Via Christkindl post office" special postmark

At the Christkindl post office, all ECO items for both domestic and international destinations are accepted, and special postmarking is offered. A visit to the special post office isn't essential to get the sought-after Christkindl stamp: with the additional "Via Christkindl post office" stamp, letters are directly routed to the Christkindl post office, given the special stamp, and then delivered to the recipients. All you need to do is stick the additional stamp onto your already franked Christmas post and submit it at any postal counter (important: don't drop it into a letterbox!). We'll handle everything else for you!

Letters to Christkindl

At the special post office, thousands of letters and wishes from children who write to “Christkindl” receive an answer. While we cannot guarantee that all wishes will come true, we promise that each and every child receives an answer to their letter to Christkindl.

Since all Christkindl helpers are very busy answering letters, a helping hand from the children’s families would be much appreciated. 

How can you support our helpers?

For domestic letters to Christkindl:
To reply to domestic letters, Christkindl needs an addressed envelope with the right postage.

For international letters to Christkindl:
To reply to international letters, an international reply coupon is needed so that “Christkindl” can write back with a stamp and special postmark.

From 1 December 2023 to 6 January 2024, the Christkindl post office will open its doors to visitors.

Where to find us

Just like last year, the Christkindl special post office is located here:

Christkindl post office
4411 Christkindl

Tel: +43 (0) 577 677 – 4411

Opening hours:

  • 1 December 2023: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • 2 December to 23 December 2023: Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m . to 4:00 p.m.,
    Saturday, Sunday, and holidays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • 24 December 2023: 9:00 a.m. to noon (25 and 26 December 2023: closed)
  • 27 December to 30 December 2023: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • 31 December 2023: 9:00 a.m. to noon (1 January 2024: closed)
  • 2 January to 6 January 2024: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Services available on site:
  • “Christkindl shop“
  • Extensive selection of philately products
  • Posting of non-registered and registered ECO letter-mail items to domestic destinations (except cash-on-delivery items, items with franking impressions and “poste restante” items sent to Christkindl, track and trace and shipments outside the EU and third countries)
  • Posting of non-registered ECO letter-mail items to international destinations and PRIO registered standard letter-mail items to international destinations in Europe
  • Postmarking with the special postmark that matches the Christmas stamp
  • Items with the additional stamp “Via Christkindl post office”

Christkindl additional stamp

The self-adhesive additional stamp measures 25.50 x 31.50mm. The additional stamp was designed by the artist Marion Füllerer. It displays the upper portion of the Christkindl pilgrimage church with the inscription "Via Christkindl post office". The additional stamps come in a set (of 6 each) and are available for EUR 5.70. They will be available for purchase from 17 November 2023.

Postamt Christkindl

For further information on purchasing the additional stamp, please visit our online shop or your local postal branch around the time of the release.

Oder form Postamt Christkindl