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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.

More World Heritage

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


World Heritage Events

Sat, Apr. 1, 2023 Valley station of the Salzberg cable car, Hallstatt

©Krauß/www.hallstatt.net | Wöchentliche Führungen durch Hallstatt

Mon, May. 1, 2023 Salzshop Hallstatt (Bus terminal), Seestraße Hallstatt

©  Kraft | Wöchentliche Führungen durch Hallstatt

Thu, Jun. 8, 2023 09:00 Hallstatt, Hallstatt

Wed, Jul. 5, 2023 20:00 Kalvarienberg, Gosau

© Kraft.Hallstatt

Sat, Sep. 30, 2023 09:00 Alpine Iglmoos (Iglmoosalm), Gosau

© Kraft

Sat, Dec. 2, 2023 13:00 — 19:00 Homeland museum Gosau, Gosau

Tue, Dec. 5, 2023 18:00 — 23:00 Market square Hallstatt and idyllic streets, Marktplatz Hallstatt

© Kraft | Traditioneller Krampuslauf Hallstatt

Thu, Dec. 7, 2023 19:00 Marketplace Bad Goisern, Marktplatz Bad Goisern

Fri, Dec. 8, 2023 10:00 — 18:30 Market Square Hallstatt (Marktplatz Hallstatt), Marktplatz Hallstatt

Sun, Dec. 24, 2023 16:00 Market Square Hallstatt (Marktplatz Hallstatt), Marktplatz Hallstatt

Fri, Dec. 29, 2023 17:00 — 20:00 Town square Obertraun (Gemeindeplatz), Obertraun 180 Obertraun

© Perstl | Neujahrsblasen der Ortsmusikkapelle Obertraun von Haus zu Haus

Fri, Jan. 5, 2024 16:45 Town square Obertraun (Gemeindeplatz), Obertraun 180 Obertraun

Fri, Jan. 5, 2024 20:00 Marketplace Bad Goisern, Marktplatz Bad Goisern

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