Experience culture and traditions as a couple - our best tips for winter!
Somewhere in between deeply rooted traditions and customs and the modern lifestyle, the cultural life in Saalfelden Leogang takes place. When on vacation as a couple in winter, you can choose between idyllic Christmas fairs, fancy music events and unique traditions, which you can only experience in the region Saalfelden Leogang. Do whatever you like! Here are the best tips for an unforgettable couple vacation.
Enjoy a romantic horse drawn sleigh ride
What can be more romantic than gliding through the silent snow-white winter landscape on a horse drawn sleigh, all wrapped up in warm blankets? Preferably by moonlight, sensing the silhouettes of the massif Steinernes Meer and knowing that this is a very special moment.
Christmas time "Stoaberg Advent" with hot mulled wine and Krampusse
Stroll through the numerous stalls of the Christmas fair, taste delicious cookies and sip a hot mulled wine, have a look at the high-quality handicrafts from the Pinzgau region and get to know the scary Krampus figures at their parades and the old local traditions - all this is possible at the Christmas time, called "Stoaberg Advent" here in Saalfelden Leogang. As everyone knows, Christmas time is the most wonderful time of the year. The name "Stoaberg Advent" comes from the impressive mountain range Steinberge, which create a unique atmosphere.
"Bachlschneid" in the old smithy
A really special custom is the traditional "Bachlschneid" in the old smithy in Leogang. According to old traditions, knives are given back their excellent sharp blade directly in the smithy. Furthermore, you can enjoy hot mulled wine and Kletzenbrot, a tasty fruit bread, and the special atmosphere, which prevails there.
3 Days Jazz in winter
„3 Days Jazz" - that was the name of the premiere of the now worldwide known Jazzfestival, which first took place in summer 1978. As the International Jazzfestival is so successfull, the experimental sounds now also take place in winter and impress the audience on the mountains and in the valley with their top Jazz concerts.
Delicacies from the Pinzgau region and unique handicrafts
Getting to know the products of the Pinzgau region and the local, uncomplicated cuisine a little bit better, is definitely worth it. For example, the local shop "Dorfladen", the shop "Kreativladen" in Leogang and the local shop "Bauernladen" in Saalfelden offer a huge range of groceries and handicrafts.
Traditions and customs in two great museums
Two excellent museums make the hearts of history and culture enthusiasts in Saalfelden Leogang beat faster: The Mining and Gothic Museum in Leogang is one of the most renowned European museums in the country and shows great medieval art on more than 1,000 m², as well as constantly changing special exhibitions. In the museum Schloss Ritzen in Saalfelden, the focus lies on local history, which is presented in 24 sections.
Saalfelden Leogang Card
If the Saalfelden Leogang Card is included at your accommodation, you have got many advantages and definitely benefit from numerous inclusive services and discounts. For example, free entrance into the museums and one free use of the Asitzbahn cable car or the Steinbergbahn cable car.