©Eva-Maria Schlick

Kasmandl

The little alpine ghosts

According to folk tradition, the Kasmandl is a little man with gray hair and a wrinkled face.  During the summer, he resides in the mountains where he lives off roots and herbs.

In the autumn, when the shepherds or dairymaids finally return from mountain pastures to the valley at Martinmas (11.11.), the Kasmandl comes to the alpine huts to gather what was left behind. It is from this that he will survive through the long winter months. On the eve of St. George’s Day (celebrated here on April 24), the Kasmandl is expelled by loud noise. Only then do the dairymaids and farmers dare to re enter their huts.

 

 

"This tradition is the origin of the Kasmandl Walk, I would like to tell you how it was on the hut."

Rahmkoch & Schnurraus

TRADITION OF THE KASMANDL WALK

This tradition is the origin of the Kasmandl Walk we see today: On the eve of Martinmas, children go from house to house dressed in costume.

They recite poems, sing songs of the hill country, and hand out sweets as a thank-you for the tips they have received.

All folk traditions

More about Salzburgs Lungau

Places in Salzburg's Lungau

Mit der LungauCard erwartet Lungau-Urlauber inThe 15 individual villages offer perfect vacation conditions due to its particularly wind-protected location as well as the ideal sea level of over 1,000 m on average.  der Sommersaison eine riesengroße Vielfalt.

Events in Salzburg's Lungau

You don't have any plans for today? Then take a look at our calendar of events, in Salzburg Lungau there is always something to experience.You don't have any plans for today? Then take a look at our calendar of events, in Salzburg Lungau there is always something to experience.

Outdoor-Events ins Salzburg's Lungau

Salzburg's Lungau with its varied nature & mountain world is perfect for any outdoor activities. Ready for your guided outdoor experience?

being.genuine. in Salzburg's Lungau

Relaxing and decelerating, both are possible in Salzburg's Lungau, both "Still" and "Sparkling". The offers on the theme of "being.genuine." guarantee a deceleration of all senses.

LungauCard Winter

With the LungauCard, Lungau vacationers can expect a huge variety in the winter season.

UNESCO Biosphere reserve

This important award stands for the special quality as a natural region as well as for the quality of life, for the preservation of old traditions and the cultivation of the own culture.

Impressions

"Pictures say more than words" - so let yourself be enchanted by our impressions of the Lungau natural & cultural landscape. The Salzburg Lungau is only more beautiful when you experience it "live".

Customs & Tradition

The vacation region of Salzburg's Lungau is famous for its lively customs culture. Here, alpine traditions and customs still play a central role.

History

The presence of people in Salzburg's Lungau has been secured by individual finds since the younger Stone Age. Learn more about the history of the Lungau.