Gasteiner Perchtenlauf in Bad Gastein
Topics: Gastein TV | Winter
Bad Gastein, Bad Gastein
Sun, 02.01.2022
06:00 o'clock

Gasteiner Perchtenlauf in Bad Gastein

Topics: Gastein TV | Winter

Information about the Event:

The Gasteiner Perchtenlauf is documented since the 14th century and is thus one of the oldest customs events in Salzburger Land.

The Perchtenlauf in Gastein always takes place on 2 days in the period from 1 to 6 January. There are about 160 people, including about 30 cap wearers. Per day the Perchten have to master a walking time of approx. 10 hours and a distance of in each case 12 to 14 km. The weight of the caps is up to 50 kilos and they reach a height of up to 2.5 meters - an enormous effort!

In 2011, the Gasteiner Perchten were honored by the Austrian UNESCO Commission as Austria's intangible cultural heritage.

Every 4 years this tradition can be marveled at in the Gastein Valley!


Links

Venue
Kur- und Tourismusverband Bad Gastein
Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Straße 27
5640 Bad Gastein, AT