"Bauernherbst" in Zell am See-Kaprun - pure delight

More than 2,000 events between late August and late October: The "Bauernherbst" harvst festival takes place throughout the Salzburg province during harvest time. It is not only enjoyed by locals, but also attracts tourists from all over the world.

When the days are getting shorter, the temperature drops a little and the harvest is brought in from the mountain pastures, then the "Bauernherbst" harvest festival is near. Many mountain people relied on their own produce as the basis of their existence for a very long time. Hence it was no surprise that they were in a celebratory mood at the end of a fruitful summer - this is how the "Bauernherbst" festival was born.

"Bauernherbst" in Zell am See-Kaprun - diverse events

During the "Bauernherbst" harvest time the regional events calendar is especially dense with countless farmer's markets, farmer's breakfasts and marching bands. The festival is guaranteed to have something in store for everyone.

The “Bauernherbst” harvest festival starts with the traditional “Almabtrieb” in Thumersbach. "Almabtrieb” is a ceremonial driving down of cattle from the mountain pastures into the valley in autumn.

Furthermore, autumn is also the ideal time of year for hikes in our diverse mountain environment. On Sunday, the 3 September the "Schmitten" invites to the traditional mountain festival. The highlight of the mountain fair is the "Ranggel" (traditional wrestling) tournament - an ancient custom of the Pinzgau area.

On Fridays you can sample and purchase the regional specialities on "farmer's market" in the town square of Zell (In the daytime) and on "Genuss market" in the town square of Kaprun (from 5.00pm). Some farmers also offer the possibility to buy their purchase straight from the farm. Further culinary delights are supplied by the official "Bauernherbst" restaurants.

The Harvest Festival Kaprun and the well known Oktoberfest at Gasthof Wieshof or Schloss Prielau  are definitely worth a visit! 

Would you like to find out more about the "Bauernherbst" autumn festival in the Salzburg province? Have a look at our Bauernherbst events below! Or simply contact the tourism board directly!

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Wenn die Senner und Sennerinnen die Kühe für den Almabtrieb schmücken und die Bauern ihre Ernte einbringen, erreicht das bäuerliche Leben den Höhepunkt des Jahres. Während sich die Natur in den Bergen schön langsam zur Ruhe begibt, feiern Jung und Alt farbenfrohe Feste und genießen gemeinsam die feinen Schmankerl aus der regionalen Küche. Das ist der Salzburger Bauernherbst. http://www.bauernherbst.com Musik: Salzburger Nockerl , „MozArtischer" http://www.salzburgernockerl.com Video: film@imgissinc.com Wir danken allen für die wunderschönen Einblicke, insbesondere der Familie Haitzmann von der Sulzenalm-Krahlehenhütte, der Schafbachalm und der Tanzgruppe des Heimatverein „Zur alten Linde", sowie allen Bauern, SennerInnen und Beteiligten der Almabtriebe und Bauernherbstfeste Krimml und Filzmoos.

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