tradition and customs

Advent in Saalfelden Leogang

Take a stroll together around the Christmas markets, linger as you enjoy a glass of mulled wine or non-alcoholic punch (for young and old alike!) and experience genuine Pinzgau traditions such as the scary runs featuring the Christmas demon known as “Krampus” – this is the ideal way to enjoy the lead-up to Christmas in Saalfelden Leogang.

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

Pinzgau products – “Echt.Gsund.Guad.”

Is there any better part of a holiday than sampling the local cuisine? Pinzgau is renowned for its down-to-earth meals and high-quality products such as cheese, sausage, vegetables and schnapps. Get a close-up view of the producers at work, taste the wonderful products for yourself and buy them right where they are made. Don’t forget to watch out for the green seal of quality that reads “Echt.Gsund.Guad”: comprising the words “genuine”, “healthy” and “good” as spoken in the local dialect, this label identifies products from the region.

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

An authentic experience at skiing’s nostalgia world championship

At skiing’s nostalgia world championship, competitors battle to set the fastest time with wooden skis, baggy trousers and hats. Even though the focus is on fun, the international field of entrants takes the challenge very seriously – despite using the kind of equipment their grandfathers once did. It’s certainly worth a look!

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Tradition and customs at Schloss Ritzen Museum

If you’re interested in history and art, you’ll love the Schloss Ritzen Local Museum. It boasts 24 sections featuring valuable exhibits, permanent exhibitions with prehistoric finds, minerals and a collection of cribs. The museum also holds special exhibitions on a range of particularly intriguing topics.

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