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Harvest Festival Celebrations: authentic folk traditions

Authentic, atmospheric celebrations are typical of this time of year. During Harvest Festival in Salzburger Land, you see and experience first-hand how local traditions are nurtured and revered. The lederhosen and dirndl dresses are pulled out of the wardrobe, while people dance and make music often until late into the night.

There are demonstrations of ancient crafts. Above all, there is a sense of lightheartedness and exuberance that is absolutely infectious. Somehow, it seems that time has simply stood still for a day or two. For these few precious moments, smartphones and laptops have become irrelevant, as we relish each and every precious moment.

We hope you stand shoulder-to-shoulder with us as we enjoy the many celebrations associated with Harvest Festival in Gastein!



Treffpunkt: TVB Dorfgastein - Dorfgastein
18.08.2022 | 10:30
After a historical tour through Dorfgastein, enjoy a hearty picnic on the Dorfblickweg.

Pilgrimage to the Drei Waller Kapelle

Drei Waller chapel - Dorfgastein
20.08.2022 | 08:00
Pilgrimage via Unterberg to "Drei Waller chapel", afterwards nice afternoon at the "Kögerlalm"

Baking farmhouse doughnuts

Obere Astenalm - Bad Gastein
20.08.2022 | 12:00
In the show doughnut kitchen fresh doughnuts are prepared daily in a wide variety.

Alpine farm breakfast at Amoseralm

alm hut "Amoseralm" - Dorfgastein
21.08.2022 | 08:00
Relish Gastein´s magnificent mountain views at a delicious farm breakfast.  

Enjoyable hike with alpenhorn music

National park house Sportgastein - Bad Gastein
21.08.2022 | 09:30
Enjoyable Hike along the Salzburger Almenweg with the sound of Alpine horns to the Bockhartsee .Hiking time: 1 - 2,5 hours, 200 Hm in ascent, 200 Hm in descent.
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As summer on the alpine pastures draws to a close, Bauernherbst is just around the corner - with high-spirited celebrations, dirndl dresses and lederhosen, and abundant love for life!

Beginning at the end of August, it is time for the 5th season here in Gasteintal. After a glorious summer spent at their huts amid the high grazing grounds, mountain farmers return to the valley with their livestock and, in honor of the occasion, ages-old Harvest Festival traditions take center stage at the Bauernherbst 2022 in Gastein.



Bauernherbst in Gastein is a time for…

  • celebrations, dancing and joyful laughter
  • high-spirited get-togethers with family and friends
  • an autumn holiday filled with unforgettable impressions in nature or pure relaxation at the spa
  • first preparations for winter after a very busy summer in the mountains.


Did you know that Gastein isn't just famous for Harvest Festival, but also because it boasts Salzburg's highest glacier-free ski area?

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Other Event Highlights:

Homemade products from local hill farms.
Schubert in Gastein
Schubert in Gastein
Böckstein Sword Dance
Böckstein Sword Dance
Festival to honor the miners of Gastein.

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