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TOP EVENTS in Salzburger Saalachtal


Bergweihnacht Maria Kirchental (Mountain Christmas)

Marktfest Lofer

With large traditional costume procession

On 13th August 2017, nearly all of the inhabitants of Lofer are out and about in their finest traditional dress – this is the Trachten Procession. Here, the Loferer Farmer Troopers mingle with the Lofer Town Guard; the members of the traditional costume association D´Stoaberger mix with the women in tradtional dress who wear wonderful old, hand-made dresses for this occasion. The Bürgermusik Lofer provides the musical accompaniment for the procession.

Harvest Festival in the Salzburger Saalachtal

Large Homecoming Parade

A particularly special event during the Harvest Festival in the Salzburger Saalachtal is the yearly homecoming parade of the animals from the Loferer Alm. The alm summer for the cattle ends on the 9th September 2017 and they leave the alm beautifully crowned with headpieces and make their way home from their alm pastures to their stalls in the valley.

Berweihnacht – Mountain Christmas 2017

Lantern light, the scent of hot punch and atmospheric brass music – that is the tranquil Mountain Christmas in Maria Kirchental which takes place on the 2nd and 3rd Advent weekends in front of the impressive backdrop of the pilgrimage church Maria Kirchental.


A wide range of lovingly-made craft products from the region; Advent concerts in the pilgrimage church and culinary specialities await. With a hot Glühwein in front of a crackling wood fire you will find time to stop and enjoy the moment.