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Harvest festival in Salzburger Land

The highlight in the autumn

Ceremonial driving down of cattle in the Hochkönig region © Hochkönig Tourismus GmbH
Experience the ceremonial driving down of cattle in the Hochkönig region © Hochkönig Tourismus GmbH

Whenever the summer draws to an end, the harvest is brought in and the animals move into the winter stables, then a time of celebration, cheer and indulgence starts for the locals. Salzburg's harvest festival has developed out of this tradition and enriches your autumn holiday with a wealth of customs, traditions and celebrations. Be a witness to the lively Salzburg farming culture in the golden autumn.

The harvest festival has been held in Salzburger Land every year since 1995. Be there when regional customs and traditions are celebrated. The farming culture shows off all its variety at traditional festivals like the ceremonial driving down of cattle from the mountain pastures into the valley or thanksgiving festival, processions, with regional music and cuisine, demonstrations, arts and crafts and courses.

Harvest festival in the Hochkönig region

There are also a number of events and experiences offered on the programme in the Hochkönig region during Salzburg's harvest festival too. Baking crunchy farmhouse bread, making cheese, distilling schnapps, walks under the stars, strolling through farmers' markets, indulging during the game weeks, watching traditional dress fashion shows and "Hoagaschtn". With Hoagaschtn you meet in a lovely little spot to chat, eat, drink, sing and make music. You simply chill, have a good time and stay a while.

Hochkönigroas accompanied by a folk music group © Hochkönig Tourismus GmbH
Hochkönigroas accompanied by a folk music group © Hochkönig Tourismus GmbH

Salzburg's harvest festival on the peak of emotions

The Hochkönig region is all about the harvest festival weeks from 30 August to 25 September 2016. At the Maria Alm dumpling festival you taste sweet and savoury varieties of dumplings, at public concerts by traditional brass bands you get to know the local sounds, at the thanksgiving festival and reflective mountain masses you experience time-honoured religious customs and the good mood at harvest festivals in Dienten, Maria Alm and Mühlbach will enthral you. And while you take a seat at a table with freshly harvested delicacies the golden autumn sun warms your heart. That's the harvest festival on the peak of emotions.

Use the mild autumn weather for long hikes in the Hochkönig region above the fog line and experience original, regional customs during the harvest festival in Salzburger Land. At Hotel Mitterwirt you are in the thick of the action and enjoy the informal atmosphere in Dienten. Send us your non-binding enquiry for an autumn holiday in the Hochkönig region.

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