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.
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.
» From miners and caps"
Date: Fri, Jan. 19, 2018
Museum der Stadt Bad Ischl,
25th November 2016 - 2nd February 2017 at the Bad Ischl Town Museum
Date: Fri, Jan. 19, 2018
, 09:00 — 17:00
Kath. Kirche Hallstatt,
Visit the 200 year old crib in the Catholic parish church of Hallstatt. Daily until 2nd February!
Date: Wed, Jul. 4, 2018
The small Kalvarienberg (Mount Calvary) Church in Gosau provides a stunning background to this musical event - a melodious holiday occasion with exceptional panorama views.
Date: Sat, Sep. 29, 2018
, 09:00 — 16:00
Counting sheep in Gosau: A leisurely day with delicious food awaits you on the Iglmoosalm.
Date: Sat, Dec. 1, 2018
, 13:00 — 18:00
Simple, lively, colourful and traditional: Gosau "Bergweihnacht" - A Christmas Market Experience an incomparable Christmas trip to Gosau!
Date: Fri, Dec. 7, 2018
Marktplatz Bad Goisern,
700 "Krampusses" and demons, St Nicholasses and good angels will assemble once again in the market square in Bad Goisern for this annual event.
Date: Sat, Dec. 15, 2018
Over 20 of our most talented artists proudly present their products both inside and in the courtyard at the Neuwildenstein stately home.