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Cultural holidays in Salzburger Land on the sun terrace

Where tradition and customs are at home

Customs is of great importance on the Salzburg sun terrace. Old Salzburg traditions accompany daily life in all aspects. The lively cultural and customs scene offers musical experiences, culinary happenings, appreciates old crafts and costume fashion. Your cultural holiday in Salzburger Land is full of magical moments, atmospheric festivals and quiet experiences. You can find out what to see, enjoy and marvel at here.

Sun terrace tradition in Pongau

St. Veit and Schwarzach live and breathe customs. At any time of the year, on every occasion, an active club life ensures that traditional traditions are passed down, cultivated and celebrated from generation to generation. The Schützenverein, the Trachtenmusikkapelle, Trachtenfrauen, Landjugend and the Heimat- & Trachtenverein are coming out for Thanksgiving or Corpus Christi, but also for all kinds of openings and receptions. They inspire with centuries-old traditional costumes and the best atmosphere with lively folk music sounds. The Schnalzer with their huge, banging in the beat whips are of course also there. The following two series of events are particularly inspiring.

Marktplatz Vereine ✰ Sonnenterrasse.at ✰ St. Veit-Schwarzach ✰ Urlaub im Salzburger Land
TMKStVeit ✰ Sonnenterrasse.at ✰ St. Veit-Schwarzach ✰ Urlaub im Salzburger Land

Summer festival

In summer, the market square of St. Veit im Pongau is dominated by an exuberant atmosphere. Every weekend, concerts by traditional music bands from the sun terrace venues take place as part of the summer festival. Atmospheric and magical, but also lively and buzzing, square concerts and dance evenings provide good entertainment and lasting memories.

Advent season

The pre-Christmas season on the Salzburg sun terrace always knows how to move and inspire. In the sunny places you get a little closer to the Advent sky. Contemplative Advent markets with culinary treats and old crafts accompany through this wonderful time. Concerts and Advent singing provide the right musical setting, supplemented by many other events. From the atmospheric torchlight hike to the Winter Sunday Fire to the Krampus Run, you can prepare for the big festival.

St. Veiter Weihnacht ✰ Sonnenterrasse.at ✰ St. Veit-Schwarzach ✰ Urlaub im Salzburger Land
✰ Sonnenterrasse.at ✰ St. Veit-Schwarzach ✰ Urlaub im Salzburger Land

Cultural and traditional institutions

In addition to these diverse events and event series, the Salzburg sun terrace is also home to various cultural institutions and customs institutions. Here, old traditions are held up and reminded of days long gone. But also one or the other modern facet could make its way into these three picturesque places and places.

Schloss-Goldegg

It is unclear today when exactly the imposing hillside castle over the northern shore of Lake Goldegger was built in its first form, but the new building began in 1323. The castle belonged to various noble families and archbishops over the centuries before it became the property of the municipality of Goldegg in 1973 and reopened in 1981 as an important cultural institution. Today there is a cultural and seminar centre in Goldegg Castle. Concerts, exhibitions, cabaret and cinema screenings take place regularly in the lovingly renovated rooms. The annual Goldegger Dialogues and the Goldegger Autumn Talks have long since established themselves as supra-regional fixtures in the cultural discourse programme.

Schloss Goldegg ✰ Sonnenterrasse.at ✰ St. Veit-Schwarzach ✰ Urlaub im Salzburger Land

Mary in Paradise

Depending on the season, the picturesque Kinderalm attracts hikers and snowshoeers who appreciate the diverse paths in idyllic nature. Often these tours lead directly past the monastery of the Bethlehem Sisters. Founded in 1985, the monastery “Mary in Paradise” now holds 30 nuns and is financed by the monastery shop in the lower part of the building complex, which is open to the public. Mary regularly receives visits in paradise from pilgrims who share for a few days the complete silence and solitude on the Kinderalm. The so-called “upper house” is reserved for the sisters only as a cloistered area.

Pongau Cathedral Of St. Johann

A short detour to the neighbouring district capital St. Johann im Pongau reveals an anomaly in the otherwise quiet, enchanting cityscape. Between all the small houses and colourful roofs rises a huge church, as one knows it only from large cities. Originally conceived as a single tower instead of the burnt-out church, a massive quarry stone building with a spectacular double tower facade developed after another collapse. This very popular excursion destination must not be missing during a cultural holiday in Salzburger Land. Especially the impressive high altar in the form of a Gothic shrine and the Lourdes chapel with relics of St. Bernadette von Lourdes is an experience in itself.

Spectacular events, magical places and lived customs accompany your cultural holiday in Salzburger Land on the Salzburger Sonnenterrasse. Look forward to the complete variety of regional traditions and let yourself be infected by the unique atmosphere!