Advent in Saalfelden Leogang
ADVENT IS IN THE AIR
TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS MARKETS
ROMANTICALLY DECORATED STANDS, HOMEMADE SPECIALITIES AND REGIONAL HANDICRAFTS
Advent without flashing light decorations, softened Christmas pop and shopping miles full of people - things are still traditional in Saalfelden Leogang. Experience our Christmas markets with authentic culture, delicious punch, Kletztenbrot, hot Maronis, decorations, regional handicrafts and much more!
VISITS OF ST. NICHOLAS AND SCARY KRAMPUSES
PRESENTS FOR THE GOOD ONES, PUNISHMENT FOR THE BAD ONES
(c) Loigoma Graum Toife
6 December is one of those days in Advent that makes children's eyes light up when St. Nicholas travels from door to door. And yet there is some tension in the air, as only the good children are rewarded with presents. Those who have been naughty have to face the Krampus, St. Nicholas' sinister companion. He has a long rod in his baggage and the mission to punish all bad children. The fearsome "Schiachperchten" also cause goose bumps at the numerous Krampus rummages when they parade through the streets with their loud bells.
ST. NICHOLAS AND THE KRAMPUSES CAN BE FOUND HERE
IT SOUNDS LIKE MUSIC
TRADITIONAL, MODERN, CHRISTMASY
Christmas atmosphere without music is almost unimaginable - whether sung by yourself or from the jukebox: Christmas music also accompanies us in Saalfelden Leogang throughout the entire Advent season and beyond. Traditional Christmas carols bring back memories of Christmas as it used to be, modern melodies invite you to sway merrily along and brass band music also provides a mighty festive ambience in an otherwise quiet time.
THE MOST SILENT TIME OF THE YEAR?
CHRISTMAS IN THE SPIRIT OF RELIGIOUS CUSTOMS
Why do we actually celebrate Christmas? More and more, Christmas is losing its original meaning as one of the main holidays in the church year. What should have been the quietest time turned into a crowded schedule between Christmas shopping and preparations, while everyone just longs for the peaceful Christmas from childhood days. That is why we still consciously celebrate traditional, religious customs - for ourselves alone, but also in the circle of our family. Setting up the nativity scene together, then attending Christmas mass or a prayer allows peace to return and helps us to reflect on the beautiful things of Christmas.