Advent Magic in Salzburger Lungau

The gentle tranquility of Advent

Advent in Salzburger Lungau is an especially peaceful and reflective time of year.

Christmas traditions and regional delicacies captivate all visitors, big and small. Here, between the mountains of the Radstädter Tauern and Carinthian Nockberge, beloved folk customs are as much a part of today's world as they have been for countless generations.

The season of peace


At market stands made of fragrant spruce, the smells of twigs, tree resin, cinnamon, nutmeg, fruit bread, gingerbread, vanilla cookies, roasted chestnuts, bratwurst, bacon and freshly baked bread captivate completely. Christmas decorations and hand-crafted, -knitted and -felted items, together with Nativity scenes, evoke memories of Christmases past.

The Katschberg Advent Trail will be open from 17.12.2021 as a romantically illuminated winter hiking trail with free admission. It will be illuminated on the Advent Trail days Friday to Sunday, 17.12 - 19.12. as well as Wednesday, 22.12. and Saturday 25.12. from 14.00 - 20.00. It will not be an event, which means that it is free to walk and without tea stations or musical accompaniment.

  • Horse-drawn sleigh rides are available with 2G regulations and masks required on the sleigh. Reservations for the horse-drawn sleighs please directly at the Horse Center Katschberg.
  • The catering huts Pritzhütte and the Schaidlhof directly on the Advent Trail as well as the Alpengasthof Bacher are open from 17.12.2021 (also with 2G regulation!) at the Advent Trail times. 
  • The shuttle bus will also be in operation between 13.00 and 21.00 between the village square Katschberg and the Alpengasthof Bacher.  
Parish, Pilgrimage & Silent Night Museum

"Silent Night! Holy Night!"

From 1815 to 1817, Joseph Mohr served as an assistant priest in the Lungau community of Mariapfarr. During this time, he wrote the text of the world-famous Christmas song "Silent Night".

Housed in the historic rooms of the old parsonage is the Mariapfarr Parish & Pilgrimage Museum, featuring valuable exhibits, documentation about Joseph Mohr as well as a Nativity scene with figures that date back to the 18th century.

At the Parish, Pilgrimage & Silent Night Museum in Mariapfarr, you will learn all about Joseph Mohr and the beloved Christmas song "Silent Night" 
More information about the Parish, Pilgrimage & Silent Night Museum Mariapfarr


!Due to the current Covid-19 developments, the winter trips with the Taurachbahn have unfortunately been cancelled!

©Ferienregion Salzburger Lungau
©TVB Katschberg/Rennweg
©Ferienregion Salzburger Lungau
©Hand-in-Hand-Werker Pfarr- Wallfahrts- & Stille Nacht Museum

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