Tradition & Customs
Advent, Horse & Carriage Festival, Harvest Festival… in Abtenau & the region
Advent in Abtenau & Christmas markets in the region
Savour Advent with its reflective and romantic atmosphere here with us in Abtenau. Browse amongst regional craftsmanship, religious handicrafts, pottery and delicacies from Salzburg at the rustic Christmas market. Wander through snowy lanes, past a full-size wooden manger, accompanied by gentle Christmas carol music. Every year local crib builders expose their works of art and give an insight into their craft. The Christmas post office is highly popular with the little visitors. Get to know tradtional songs at Abtenau’s Advent choral concert. Around December 5th there is a procession with St. Nicolas and his “Krampuses” where you not only get in touch with kind St. Nicolas but also with his creepy companions with masks, horns and furs.
- Rustic Christmas fair in Abtenau:
Saturday, December 07th 2019
- Christmas fair in Abtenau:
Saturday, December 14th 2019
Sunday, December 15th 2019
- Advent choral concert in Abtenau:
Sunday, December 15th 2019
- Advent leaflet Abtenau 2017
- Advent at Winterstellgut/Annaberg
Sunday, December 02nd 2018
Sunday, December 16th 2018
- Hallein’s Christmas fair, Advent in the city of Salzburg, Silent-Night-City Oberndorf, Wolfgangsee’s Advent accessible in less than 60 minutes
Procession of “Perchten” & Abtenau’s riders of the king
Abtenau’s riders of the king spread contemplative atmosphere shortly after New Year. The three Kings ride to each home on their horsebacks, please its residents with songs and the wind’s tunes and collect money for poor families. They also appear at the traditional procession of “Perchten” where beautiful and creepy “Perchten”, witches and lots of other creatures embody good and evil.
Historic Horse & Carriage Gala
Every year many visitors enjoy the historic horse-drawn carriages and draught horses at Abtenau’s Horse & Carriage Gala. Coachmen from different countries show off their beautifully decorated carriages. Afterwards there’s a display at the “Arlerhof” local history museum where you can take a closer look at the carriages. The event is rounded off with culinary delights from Salzburger Land.
Colourful Harvest Festival
Autumn in and around Abtenau is characterized by tradition and festivals. As thanks for the yielded harvest the locals organise various events during this colourful time: herding the beautifully decorated cattle from the mountain pastures back down into the valley, farmer’s harvest festival in Abtenau, pleasure walks and much more. A special highlight in the Tennengau region is the popular Lammertal HeuART-festival including the world’s greatest procession of hay figures. Wonder at the variety of nature and living tradition during your holiday in Salzburger Land.