Customs and traditions
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.
More World Heritage
From miners and caps"
On the 5th January, the last of the "Twelve Nights" and the eve of the Epiphany, the custom in the Alpine area is very distinct and varied. The so-called "Anklöckler” are still widespread, as they always have been.
The Corpus Christi Procession on Lake Hallstatt
The traditional Corpus Christi Procession on the Hallstättersee (Lake Hallstatt) will take place once again in the Spring time. The procession is an example of the many traditions unique to the Salzkammergut. Join the people of Hallstatt and share a part of their unique culture.
Fiery memories - The "Krambamperlbrennen"
Traditional, down-to-earth and high-proof custom in numerous inns on the 2nd day of Christmas. A sugar-sweet social experience with consequences ....
Carneval season in the Salzkammergut
Carneval or ”Fasching” who it´s called in the Salzkammergut – in no other part of the country is the Fasching season so exuberantly and zealously packed with time-honoured traditions and fancy dress parades than here in the Salzkammergut.
Tour from Nativity Scene to Nativity Scene
Around Christmas commences the time of the “Kripperlroas”. You can visit the most beautiful nativity scenes of the Salzkammregut by horse-drawn carriage, foot or boat.
World Heritage Events
Hike with musical entertainment in Gosau
Daily Guided Tour of Hallstatt 2023 "Individual”
Sat, Apr. 1, 2023 Valley station of the Salzberg cable car, Hallstatt
Village Tour "Hallstatt by Land, Hallstatt by Water" 2023
Mon, May. 1, 2023 Salzshop Hallstatt (Bus terminal), Hallstatt
Guided tour of Hallstatt 2023 "World Heritage Tour"
Mon, May. 1, 2023 16:30 — 17:30 Tourist office of Hallstatt, Hallstatt
Dämmerschoppen presented by the Ortsmusikkapelle Obertraun Brass Band
Sat, May. 27, 2023 19:00 Feriendorf-Resort, Obertraun
Concert for the maypole auction of the Ortsmusikkapelle Obertraun
Fri, Jun. 2, 2023 19:00 Town square Obertraun (Gemeindeplatz), Obertraun
Salzkammergut Alpine Singing 2023
Sat, Jun. 3, 2023 20:00 Trinkhalle Bad Ischl, Bad Ischl
The Narzissenfest 2023: City parade in Bad Aussee
Sun, Jun. 4, 2023 Bad Aussee, Bad Aussee
Corpus Christi procession Hallstatt 2023
Thu, Jun. 8, 2023 09:00 Hallstatt, Hallstatt
open air concerts on the historic market place
Fri, Jun. 23, 2023 20:00 Market Square Hallstatt (Marktplatz Hallstatt), Hallstatt
Concert with the Brass Band Gosau
Sun, Jun. 25, 2023 11:00 Gasthof Gosauschmied, Gosau
“Yodeller” brass music in the Gosau Valley
Wed, Jul. 5, 2023 20:00 Kalvarienberg, Gosau
Summer festival from the traditional brass band Gosau
Sat, Jul. 8, 2023 19:00 Stockhalle, Gosau
Tradtional Evening with the "Gosauer Schuhplattlern"
Thu, Jul. 13, 2023 19:30 Kirchenwirt Gosau, Gosau
"Obertraun Mountain Moments 2023" Traditional evening in Obertraun
Thu, Jul. 13, 2023 19:30 Lido Obertraun, Obertraun
Concert with the Brass Band Gosau and the Gosau male choir
Sat, Jul. 22, 2023 19:30 Kirchenwirt Gosau, Gosau
Chamois Hunting Days 2023
Fri, Aug. 25, 2023 Bad Goisern, Bad Goisern
Concert at the Moosalm with the Brass Band Gosau
Sat, Aug. 26, 2023 19:30 Moosalm, Gosau
Counting sheep in Gosau
Sat, Sep. 30, 2023 09:00 Alpine Iglmoos (Iglmoosalm), Gosau
Gosauer Berg-Weihnacht 2023
Sat, Dec. 2, 2023 13:00 — 19:00 Homeland museum Gosau, Gosau
Krampus Run in Hallstatt 2023
Tue, Dec. 5, 2023 18:00 — 23:00 Market square Hallstatt and idyllic streets, Hallstatt
Krampus Parade in Bad Goisern 2023
Thu, Dec. 7, 2023 19:00 Marketplace Bad Goisern, Bad Goisern
Christmas Market in Hallstatt 2023
Fri, Dec. 8, 2023 10:00 — 18:30 Market Square Hallstatt (Marktplatz Hallstatt), Hallstatt
Famous tunes in a romantic setting
Sun, Dec. 24, 2023 16:00 Market Square Hallstatt (Marktplatz Hallstatt), Hallstatt
New Year’s Music in Obertraun
Fri, Dec. 29, 2023 17:00 — 20:00 Town square Obertraun (Gemeindeplatz), Obertraun
Glöcklerlauf in Obertraun
Fri, Jan. 5, 2024 16:45 Town square Obertraun (Gemeindeplatz), Obertraun
Glöcklerlauf “Glöckler Parade“ in Bad Ischl
Fri, Jan. 5, 2024 17:00 — 19:00 Bad Ischl, Bad Ischl
Glöcklerlauf in Bad Goisern
Fri, Jan. 5, 2024 20:00 Marketplace Bad Goisern, Bad Goisern