Salzburg Harvest Festival

Sitting together and having a hearty celebration

Harvest season in Salzburg Country

Enjoy the splendor of colors in autumn - when the sun decorates forests and meadows with soft red-gold tones and the trees bend under the weight of their fruits, then it is harvest time in SalzburgerLand.

When celebrating, people come together! The focus of this festival is the uniqueness of rural life. Get to know the customs and delicacies from the SalzburgerLand: whether at the schnapps distillery, Almabtrieb, Hoagascht, village festival or at an Almroas: the music, the culinary specialties and the traditions characterize the varied time of the Harvest Festival.

The Harvest Festival in Lammertal offers a colorful range: from village and farm festivals, traditional evenings, rural handicrafts, mountain fairs, farmers' markets, cattle drive, harvest thanksgiving celebrations, farm visits and cattle auctions. Experience traditional customs and celebrate together with the locals Harvest Festival in the beautiful Salzburger Land.

Autumn time is Almabtrieb time- the dairy farmers are happy that the cattle survived the summer unscathed and are preparing to return to the valley. Your alpine hike suddenly becomes a festival when the festively decorated animals, accompanied by the ringing of cowbells and playing musicians, are driven back from their alpine pastures to the stable in the valley.


About d'Alma - at the  Musikantenroas the most varied of music groups come together. Enjoy the wonderful nature and listen to the sounds of singers and musicians playing old folk music while you rest on the alpine pasture. Unforgettable, cozy, hearty experiences.

That is a highlight every year HeuART festival in the Lammertal. During the hay figurine parade, the hay figurines, made in weeks of preparatory work, move through the town on magnificently decorated wagons, pulled by Noriker and Haflinger horses or vintage tractors, accompanied by Schnalzers and traditional music bands. The world's largest hay figure parade inspires thousands of visitors from all over Europe every year.

And of course you will be spoiled with culinary delicacies from the region at every Harvest Festival event. Hearty Kasnock'n, a juicy farmer's roast or sweet Pofesen, farmer's donuts and apple radl whet your appetite for the autumnal SalzburgerLand. And after a hearty meal, of course, a shot of schnapps should not be missing. Traditional Salzburg delicaciesMade from local products and according to regional recipes from grandmother's cookbook, are served on the table.

Old traditions and customs
are highly respected in Tennengau and live on in the population. Honest and real. Numerous events during the year offer the opportunity to actively get to know life in the country.
Especially around church holidays, guests can also experience atmospheric impressions of genuine, unadulterated customs and traditions that have been cultivated over the centuries.
Starting with Easter in spring, to setting up the maypole, Corpus Christi parade to solstice fires in summer, Thanksgiving procession and cattle drives in autumn, Nikolaus and Krampus in Advent to reflective Christmas in the mountains in winter.

A colorful picture of life in Lammertal - this also includes the “costume”, the unmistakable traditional clothing.

The parish church
to Saint Blaise is, despite its overall Gothic appearance, a mixture of different epochs and styles. In 1191 a church in Abtenau was first mentioned in a document, it was consecrated to Saint Anne; around 1411, however, St. Blaise was first mentioned as the patron of the church. Since 1533 the church has been a monastery parish Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter in Salzburg

Back to the roots of the Arlerhof local history museum. You can find out more about Abtenau, its history and people in the Arlerhof Local History Museum. The first written mention of the "Arelgut" comes from the year 1325. Get to know the tradition and lifestyle of the typical Lammertal farmhouse.

Or go on a circular route through 6 centuries in the Grossgmain open-air museum and immerse yourself in the rural past of the Salzburg region. Old traditions and customs are highly respected and live on in the population.

Go on a journey through time in the Bad Dürrnberg Salt Mine. The Celts mined the “white gold” here around 2.500 years ago. The ride on the mine train, the long miner's slides, the underground raft trip over the large salt lake are a highlight for young and old. You can find out more about the life of the Celts in the Celtic Museum in Hallein

A visit to the World Heritage Site is also part of a vacation in Abtenau Hallstatt, a 4500 year old salt town which is picturesquely situated on the steep slope of the lake shore. The parish church in Hallstatt is a wonderful gem in the middle of the world cultural heritage site. Experience the world-famous sight of Hallstatt on a romantic boat trip across Lake Hallstatt.

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