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Experience Austrian culture at Lake Wolfgang

Regional customs and events: Austria’s Lake District

Chello infornt of red curtain

Daffodil festival in Altaussee &ndahs; Boat with figure
Daffodil festival 

Ancient customs and modern culture form a charming mix in the Salzkammergut region of Austria. Experience Austrian culture at Lake Wolfgang - it's a real slice of Austria.

The Salzkammergut region with its mountains and lakes has inspired artists for many years. The Painter Rudolf Alt, the composer Gustav Mahler and the writer Marie von Ebner Eschenbach all lived in the Salzkammergut region. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, whose mother came from St. Gilgen, carried the happy musicality of the region to the whole world.

Austrian culture at Lake Wolfgang: regional customs and events

Today many artists also reside in the Salzkammergut region, enjoying this cultural inspiration. And not only modern culture is cultivated. Regional Austrian customs also characterise day-to-day life within the Salzkammergut region. Austrian tradition and customs are lovingly cultivated and honoured.

Austrian culture at Lake Wolfgang, customs and events in the Salzkammergut region

  • Concerts
  • Operetta evenings from May until December in St. Wolfgang
  • Spa concert every Monday after Whitsun in St. Wolfgang
  • International literature summer festival during August in Strobl
  • Galleries and exhibitions
  • Traditional winter and advent customs Perchten and Krampus around December 5th
  • Church events and processions throughout the whole year
  • Lake festivals and music with fireworks

Events and customs in the Salzkammergut region

  • "Flinserl" during carnival in Altausse
  • Ebensee lake carnival
  • Daffodil festival in Altaussee
  • Boogie & Blues festival: shake the lake in Bad Ischl and St. Wolfgang (May)
  • Hallstatt: Lake procession at Corpus Christi
  • Bad Ischl: Lehár Festival

Guided church tour with the senior White Horse Inn host: every Friday at 10am

This is a special experience. Your senior host at the White Horse Inn, Helmut Peter, will guide you through the pilgrimage church of St. Wolfgang. Learn about the legend of the founding of St. Wolfgang and a lot of interesting insights about the history of this pilgrimage town by Lake Wolfgang in the Salzkammergut.

Austrian culture at Lake Wolfgang and in the Salzkammergut region are held in high regard – experience the Austrian culture and a slice of Austria first hand at the White Horse Inn in Austria. Send a non-binding online enquiry to the White Horse Inn now for an individual holiday offer from this lakefront four star hotel.

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