Harvest festival & vension week in Salzburg

Salzburg's lively culture, customs, tradition and genuine delicacies

Every year since 1995, the "Bauernherbst" has been held in the Salzburger Land. It is a celebration of regional customs and Austrian tradition. In autumn, the rural culture is demonstrated in traditional festivals, parades, Alpine abortions, folk music, regional delicacies and genuine handicraft demonstrations.

In the Hochkönig region, around the picturesque villages of Maria Alm, Dienten and Mühlbach, the programme includes bread baking, cas'n, schnapps distilling, farmers' markets, the Hochkönig venisonweeks and cosy Hoagascht'n (entertainment). At the Hoagaschtn on the mountain pastures and huts you can enjoy your autumn holiday with freshly harvested, local delicacies while the autumn sun warms your heart.

In the Hochkönig region, around the picturesque villages of Maria Alm, Dienten and Mühlbach, the Hochkönig game weeks, cozy Hoagascht'n (entertaining), guided musical hikes, the long table on the mountain and regional delicacies are the focus during the farmer's autumn season from 2nd of september until the 10th of october. At the Hoagaschtn on the alpine pastures and huts you can enjoy your autumn vacation with harvest-fresh, local delicacies while the autumn sun warms your heart. Live music from local bands provides the extra portion of coziness and atmosphere.

The Hochkönig venison week

From 20th of September until the 10th of October, the Hochkönig region will be the scene of a real vension drive, as this is when the official summer pasture season ends and the region begins the Hochkönig Venisonweeks. During the Venison weeks, culinary specialities and experiences are offered at its best - regionality and hunting. Guests and locals alike enjoy guided hikes with supervised hunters, enjoyable and above all regional food on the mountain and in the valley, and the beautifully coloured landscape which is reflected throughout the region.