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Customs and traditions

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Down to Earth – like its inhabitants

Why do you suddenly give gingerbread hearts with sweet sayings in spring? Why do people with colourful caps run through the dark nights after New Year? And what is the lake procession in Hallstatt all about? Questions upon questions.

In addition to its scenic beauty, the Salzkammergut is also known for its ancient customs and traditions, which exist only in this form here. Reason enough to take a closer look at the most important customs, from the “Glöcklerläufen” and “Liabstattsonntag” through to the magnificent Corpus Christi procession on Lake Hallstatt.

History with a touch of Imperial and Royal, tradition inwrought with contemporary art, culture with a distinctive touch of customs.

Below you will find more about typical customs from the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut and the surrounding holiday regions. We also introduce you to the Salzkammergut's most beautiful traditional events. We look forward to welcoming you to a rendezvous of tradition and modernity in the Salzkammergut.

 

From miners and caps"

© Kraft | Gelebtes Brauchtum in der Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut: : Glöcklerläufe

The Corpus Christi Procession on Lake Hallstatt

Fiery memories - The "Krambamperlbrennen"

Carneval season in the Salzkammergut

Tour from Nativity Scene to Nativity Scene

Events

Gjaidalm, Winkl 31 Obertraun

Fri, Aug. 7, 2020 Hand.Werk.Haus Salzkammergut, Rudolf-von-Alt-Weg 6 Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee

Wed, Aug. 12, 2020 20:00 Kalvarienberg, Gosau

© Kraft.Hallstatt

Thu, Aug. 13, 2020 19:00 Strandbad Obertraun, Obertraun

© Kraft

Fri, Aug. 28, 2020 Bad Goisern, Bad Goisern

Sat, Sep. 26, 2020 Festgelände Edt, St. Agatha Bad Goisern

© FF St. Agatha

Sat, Sep. 26, 2020 09:00 Iglmoosalm, Gosau

© Kraft

Sat, Nov. 28, 2020 11:00 — 19:00 Heimatmuseum Gosau, Gosau

Mon, Dec. 7, 2020 19:00 Marktplatz Bad Goisern, Marktplatz Bad Goisern

Tue, Dec. 8, 2020 Hallstätter Marktplatz, Marktplatz Hallstatt

Sat, Dec. 12, 2020 10:00 — 18:00 Hand.Werk.Haus, Rudolf-von-Alt-Weg 6 Bad Goisern

Holidays around Lake Hallstatt

Hotels and accommodation providers in Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun offer the ideal room or apartment for your holidays, no matter what your tastes. Aside from establishments rated according to the international "star" scale, you will also find around Lake Hallstatt in Austria businesses that have been awarded two to four "edelweiss". The more flowers, the greater comforts you can expect. Whether you eventually find your cozy nest in an elegant 5-star luxury hotel, at comfortable guesthouse, a family-friendly apartment, or on a traditional farm, the choice is always entirely up to you.

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