tradition and customs

Stoaberg Advent in Saalfelden Leogang

Experience this quiet and reflective season with genuine Pinzgau traditions. You can bake cookies, witness the run featuring the scary demon-like figures known as “Krampus” or “Perchten”, visit the Christmas market with mulled wine and non-alcoholic punch, and be there to see another candle lit each week. You’ll find yourself wishing that Advent could be just a little bit longer!

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

Pinzgau products – “Echt.Gsund.Guad.”

Shredded pancakes, cheese dumplings and traditional Pinzgau “Bladl” – all washed down with a quality schnapps (just for adults, of course). The fare served up by the inns is often grown in the region. Take a trip to the direct sales outlets and familiarise yourself with the delicacies available at the farm! Keep a lookout for the green seal of quality that reads “Echt.Gsund.Guad”, which means “genuine, healthy and good” in the local dialect and identifies products from the region.

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

Asitz Music Night with fire show and live concert

By day, it’s a place for visitors to buckle up their skis – but once a week, it plays host to the popular Asitz Music Night event. At a height of 1,800 metres, top bands delight the audience with their performances and the fascinating fire and ice show provides a wonderful interlude.

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Delve into Pinzgau’s history at the Schloss Ritzen Museum

How did people live here in former times? What kind of customs did people follow then and which are popular now? The Schloss Ritzen Museum provides a comprehensive look at the history of Pinzgau, with a total of four floors addressing the areas of domestic culture, customs, archaeology and geology. The programme is rounded off with exciting special exhibitions.

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