Zell am See-Kaprun in Autumn | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus
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Bauernherbst Zell am See-Kaprun

Culinary experience with custom, tradition & old crafts in the period when harvest festival is celebrated 

When autumn arrives in the Salzburger Land, then it is traditionally time for Bauernherbst. After the harvest and after everyone has been looking back to a successful summer, then it's time for celebrations. Nowadays, we celebrate Bauernherbst in the Zell am See-Kaprun region during that time of the year. The best time to remember custom, tradition and original crafts is between the beginning of September and beginning of November. Bauernherbst in Zell am See-Kaprun is celebrated on the mountain with special herb walks and in the valley with a wide range of custom festivals and celebrations when the farmers bring down the cattle from the mountain pastures. This year's special Bauernherbst motto is "Rediscover old handicraft".

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From end of August - beginning of November 2018

From bringing down the cows to the Zell farmers

The time of the Bauernherbst is also the best time of the year for hiking tours and extensive mountain tours. This is why we in Zell am See-Kaprun celebrate the Bauernherbst with a traditional Mountain Mass on the Schmittenhöhe on 2nd of September. You can look forward to the highlight of the Mountain Festival when the winner of the traditional Ranggel tournament is announced. To get a chance of winning, you need strength, stamina and strategy - several qualities of which the Zell am See-Kaprun farmers have plenty. The Farmers' Market with regional specialities and local arts and crafts awaits after the Ranggel tournament. Local products cannot only be sampled on the mountain but also in the valley every Friday from 5 pm in Zell am See and Kaprun during the time of the Farmers' Autumn. Visit our Bauernherbst inns and don't miss the Bauernherbst Festival at Enzianhütte in Thumersbach when the farmer brings down the cattle from the Tödlingalm. Kaprun farmers invite to the Bauernherbst Festival in Kaprun on 9th September. 

Events during BAUERNHERBST

Baking bread at the Augut in Zell am See

25/08 - 04/11/2018, 8:00 AM · Zell am See, Augut, Sonnbergweg 4

Mountain pasture hike

28/08 - 11/09/2018, 9:15 AM · Zell am See, Registration necessary: 0043 6542 789211

Herb hiking tour in Thumersbach

28/08/2018, 9:30 AM · Zell am See, Thumersbach, Registration: 0043 650 2701272

Traditional evening at the castle Kaprun

28/08 - 04/09/2018, 8:00 PM · Kaprun, Burg Kaprun

Herbal hike

29/08 - 12/09/2018, 8:30 AM · Kaprun, Registration necessary: 0043 6547 8080

Baking bread in the old wood-burning oven in Kaprun

31/08 - 26/10/2018, 9:00 AM · Kaprun, Registration necessary: 0043 6547 8241

"Genuss" market Karpun

31/08/2018, 5:00 PM · Kaprun, Salzburger Platz

“Mountainherb-Roas” at Schmitten

01/09/2018, 9:00 AM · Zell am See, Registration necessary: 0043 6542 789211

Traditional Schmitten Mountain Festival

02/09/2018, 10:00 AM · Zell am See, Schmittenhöhe

"Zell Edelweisen" traditional evening

05/09 - 26/09/2018, 3:00 PM · Zell am See, Elisabethpark

panormaic view in autumn in Zell am See-Kaprun | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus
Bauernherbst is a real highlight of the year in the Zell am See-Kaprun region. At the various custom festivals you learn many interesting facts about tradition, custom and the often hard work of the farmers. Not to forget the many delicacies and regional specialities. Given the internationality of our holiday region, it is important that we celebrate and present old traditions and century-old custom!
- Local farmer and Farmers' Autumn fan