If you feel the crystal clear winter cold with a soft sea of mist around the glittering shores of Lake Traunsee then you know it’s the Advent time like nowhere else. Especially at this time of the year, the holiday and leisure region Traunsee-Almtal sparkles with its Advent markets, customs and traditions and cultural highlights. Enjoy a very special Advent time, as Christmas used to be in former times.
The Salzkammergut area was all long the cribs area. Because of that, in the 19th century a new type of cribs came out in Ebensee, the „Ebenseer Landschaftskrippe“. At that time, simple but talented inhabitants – most of the time lumberjacks or saltern workers – understand to carve cribs figures. These talented people were named „Schnegerer".
Silent Night, Holy Night....
The pre-Christmas program of the Traunsee-Almtal holiday region is so varied that everyone is simply put in the spirit of Advent. One of the highlights is of course the castles Advent in the lake and country castle place. Another thing you should not miss a cruise on the Traunsee in a very unique atmosphere.
Among other things, the Gmundner old town invites you to a leisurely stroll. Not only are Advent markets in the localities to visit, but also pre-Christmas concerts or cooking classes for Christmas bakeries take place. Worth seeing are also folklore events such as Perchten- and Glöckler runs or Kripperlausstellungen.