tradition and customs

Stoaberg Advent in Saalfelden Leogang

Strolling around the Christmas markets, pausing to enjoy the mulled wine and cookies, marvelling at high-quality Pinzgau handcraft and discovering local customs at traditional events such as the scary run of the Christmas demons known as “Krampus” – that’s what makes the season of Advent in Saalfelden Leogang the most beautiful and reflective time of year.

winter lantern in the snow | © Gina Sanders
nutrition and indulgence

Pinzgau products – “Echt.Gsund.Guad.”

As Pinzgau’s products and rustic local cooking are very special things, it is worth getting to know them a little better. Visit the farmers, buy products at a farm shop and tuck into Pinzgau’s specialities in traditional inns. Here’s a tip: keep a lookout for the green seal of quality reading “Echt.Gsund.Guad” (“genuine, healthy and good”) that identifies regional products.

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Tip: you can find some regional recipes on our website!

3 Days of Jazz in winter

The event that made its debut in summer 1978 under the name “3 Days of Jazz” has since become the widely renowned Jazzfestival Saalfelden. Following on from these beginnings of the International Jazzfestival Saalfelden, experimental sounds are now also celebrated in the winter at top-class jazz concerts held on the mountain and in the valley.

3 Days of Jazz
horse-drawn carriage ride

Glide through the peace of winter

What could be more romantic than sweeping through the peaceful winter landscape, huddling in warm blankets on a horse-drawn sleigh? Best of all, take a trip by moonlight – as you try to make out the silhouettes of the Steinernes Meer plateau, you will know that this is a very special moment.

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