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April 24th, 2014 Maypole

The tradition of erecting the maypole is celebrated a bit different in each region. In general it is about a huge tree or trunk which is decorated and erected on the 1st of May in the centre of each village (also here in Grödig). Before erecting the maypole it is usually carried through the village accompanied by a local marching band. In the past men had to erect the tree themselves but nowadays they often use machines as well. 1st of May is celebrated the whole day and of course there is plenty of  traditional Austrian food and a lot of beer! Also the traditional “Dirdnl” Dress and the “Lederhose” is a must-have on this day! :)

April 18th, 2014 Happy Easter!

We wish you and your families Happy Easter

……………… and a nice weekend!

March 31st, 2014 Easter Festival 2014

The Festival was founded in 1967 by Herbert von Karajan. At first it should expand the popular Festival in summer but soon it belonged as well to Salzburg´s culture traditions. This year the numerous shows are set from 12th of April to 21st of April. In the spotlight of the Easter Festival 2014 there is Richard Strauss´ Opera “Arabella”: The concert with the Bavarian Broadcasting Company´s Choir will perform Mozarts “Requiem”, supplemented by Strauss´ “Metamorphosen”. Salzburg´s Easter Festival will Feature this concert to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the death of its founder, Herbert von Karajan. To read more about this topic click here: http://www.osterfestspiele-salzburg.at/

March 7th, 2014 Easter

2014 we celebrate Easter in April: Palm Sunday is on April 13th. On this day we start Easter by carrying palms. But where does this tradition come from?
On Palm Sunday the palms are carried first to the church where they get blessed. After that we place them in our houses. It should remind us of the day where Jesus rode into Jerusalem and People cheered to him as a Kind by laying down Palms on his way. They did that because Palms were a sign for independence these days. A traditional Palm (or as we call it “Palmbuschen”) is made of 7 natural materials. Some People do it a bit less traditional and decorate their palms with small easter eggs and ribbons.
Another Tradition on Palm Sunday: The Family member which sleeps longer than the others is called “Palmesel” (that means Palm donkey) :)

February 21st, 2014 Carnival

Just a few days to Carnival! This year it will be celebrated on the 4th of March and many Carnival lovers are preparing their costumes these days. The biggest carnival event in Salzburg is the Carnival Parade of Maxglan. It is set on the 1st of March at abour 1 pm. The parade is especially nice for children! In the evening you can enjoy the carnival nightlife in Salzburgs Old City with many dressed up people!

You also have to try a traditional “Faschingskrapfen”! (like on the picture) :)

We wish you a nice Carnival time!

Sallerhof

January 22nd, 2014 Alpaca trekking

Individual tour for children, parents and seniors on which you get to know the nice and peaceful character of the alpacas. Maybe there is time on a nice winter afternoon?

During the trekking a guide will tell yoi interesting facts about the animals. The duration of the tour is approx. 1 hour.

A Family tour is about 40 Euro; even group tours are possible as well!

January 13th, 2014 Mozart Week 2014

Mozart week is organized by the International Mozarteum Foundation each January about Mozart´s birthday. Mozart Week offers opera productions as well as orchestral, chamber music and soloist concerts.

Concerts are Held in the Large Hall of the Mozarteum, at the House for Mozart, in the Large Festival Hall and at the Mozarteum University Solitär.

Mozart week became an international Highlight for Mozart Lovers and classical music fans. Especially the atmosphere of of the snow-covered city centre makes Mozart Week unforgetable so we hope it will be snowing until then :D

Mozart Week is from January 23rd to February 2nd. Enjoy it!

December 29th, 2013 New Year´s Eve

2014 is coming in a few days. So let´s say good bye to the old year in these days before we celebrate on New Year´s Eve!

Salzburg is a very good location on that day: There are several outdoor concerts in the City Center. At midnight there is our traditional fireworks over the fortresse of Salzburg. You can enjoy it most from one of Salzburg´s bridges. Bars and Pubs invite you to celebrate the New Year the whole night long!

We wish you a Happy New Year!

December 13th, 2013 Christmas is coming!

Only 11 days until Christmas! So the “Christkind” as we call it in Austria is not far away.

For those you haven´t got already presents for their friends and families that means that they will have to enter crowded shopping malls. Those who have prepared everything yet can enjoy their evenings at our traditional Christmas market in Salzburg!

We wish you and your families a nice weekend and a peaceful Christmas time!

Sallerhof

December 1st, 2013 Christmas markets!

This year our traditional Christmas market (we call it “Christkindlmarkt”) celebrates its 40th anniversary. Traditional handcraft, toys and delicious food…this market in Salzburg´s City centre offers everything you need for a great Christmas time!

There is another 40 year jubilee here in our area: St. Leonhard´s Christmas market invites you to have a nice and peaceful Christmas time. On Weekends they even have a special program for you. St. Leonhard is just a few Walking minutes away from the Sallerhof!

We wish you a nice Christmas time!


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