Advent is time for Krampus run — this traditional custom is a spectacle for the whole family.
“Krampus” is the name for the wild and ragged companion of Hl. Nikolaus. They appear most of the time in bigger groups (Passen). The time of Krampus is the 5th of December and also the days directly before.
On 6th of December the Nikolaus comes with a “Krampuspaß” to the guests in Hotel Post. His jute bag is full of apples, nuts and sweets for the braves, for the bads there is the birch of Krampus! After advent songs and ‑poetries Nikolaus reads of his golden book and distributes his little gifts among our guests.
Christmas in Abtenau
is a families event and because of this in Lammertal no big events take place. Experience a real reflective christmas with tradition in Hotel Post.
On the eve before we join in to upcoming christmas eve with Abtenau musicians by advent music and reflective songs. The 24th of December is for kids a real long day. The time can be shortened by a winter walk, the visit of nativity exhibition, a romantic sleigh ride and in the afternoon a kids worship takes place. Corresponding to an old custom family goes “rauchen” — the frankincense will be inflamed in the “Rauchpfanne” (incense pan) and we go through the whole house and ask for god’s blessing. Our hotelguests enjoy the christmas eve in reflective scope at a special christmas gala dinner in front of the lovely decorated christmas tree.
Christ child brings next to fragrand, selfmade cookies a little present for everybody, chimes and tower brasses announce around midnight the ceremonial christmas mass.
Silvester in Abtenau
The “special time” in the year, which starts very reflective with advent, ends with ebullient groove at Silvester. After christmas the New Year will be acclaimed with rockets and fireworks. At silvester-torchlight-run the date will be burnt, tower brasses and shooter honored salvos say goodbye to the old year.
After the sparkling wine reception and silvestermenu we celebrate the silvesterball in traditional Hotel Post with live music, at midnight the fireworks start directly in front of the hotel for the turn of the year, with “Donauwalzer” and “luckycharm-eating” we start with full elan to the New Year.
The Perchten-run in Abtenau takes place every year at the beginning of January — in the Raunächte before epiphany (6th of January)
“Perchten” are horror-figures which are widespread in alps areas. With the carried with bells and other noise instruments the winter should be cast out.
Many Perchten arrange a exciting show and present theirselves in gorgeous horrible masks.
Ceremony Perchten-run with “Schön- und Schiachperchten” in Salzburger Land
The best known Glöckler run with the most beautiful and arty Glöckler-caps will take place in Ebensee.
The three wise men — caroler
Until the 6th of January the three wise man go through the country. At this old custom boys and girls go as carolers from house to house and bring the people the message of christmas of the birth of Jesu and peace- and blessing for the nex year.
By chalk the house blessing “C+M+B” (Christus Mansionem Benedicat — christ blesses this house) will be written to every house door.
Bischofshofen is the scene of yearly final of international Vierschanzentournee on 6th of January. The Paul-Ausserleitner-jump is the fourth and last station of the international Vierschanzentournee. Here most of the time the tour win will be decided. Up to 25.000 viewers experience a special sports event.
Enjoy the special atmosphere of many festives in the region