Tradition and customs

When our farmers bring in the harvest and turn the fresh produce into smoked meats, pickled herb cheeses or fruity fruit brandies, the 5th season in SalzburgerLand begins. You can experience tradtional farm life on guided hikes, cooking and baking courses, harvest festivals and traditional events. 

Draußen im Bauerngartl | © SalzburgerLand Tourismus

From 19th Augsut to 31st October 2023, the SalzburgerLand will be celebrating "Bauernherbst" with around 2,000 events in 78 harvest festival towns, featuring rural traditions, authentic customs and culinary delights. 

Our "Bauernherbst" restaurants offer culinary and sustainbale specialities from the region, such as Kaspresskn√∂delsuppe, mushroom dishes, Pinzgauer Kasnock'n and much more. 

Many sustainbale, regional, fresh and typical Pinzgau delicacies and products are available at the markets and in the various farm shops of our farmers. 

Bauernherbst festival | © SalzburgerLand Tourismus

Bauernherbst Motto 2023

"Tracht & Gwand"

Dirndl dresses and leather pants, "Haferlschuhe" and "Metzgertasche": the most beautiful traditional costumes are worn during the Salzburg "Bauernherbst". 

Traditonal costume is full of secrets that you can discover and experience with tradtional costume tailors, cobblers and craftsmen and at the many tradtional events during the Salzburger "Bauernherbst". 

Guided herbal hike

Every Wednesday from 31st May to 13th September 2023
Herbal hiking | © Yanadjan

On our guided heral hike with Susanne Mitterer from Naturzauberwerke Pinzgau, you will collect local wild herbs and medicinal plants to make herbal oils, tinctures and ointments. 

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Event highlights in Piesendorf Niedernsill  
Village festival & harvest festival Sunday 10th September 2023 Village square Niedernsill
3rd "Bagascht" festival Sunday 10th September 2023 Hansenhaus-Bagascht, Walchen
Farm festival of the Niedernsill farmers' Sunday 17th September 2023 Niedernsill
36th Niedernsiller Stund -
Dialect poetry reading 
Wednesday 27th September 2023 Samerstall, Niedernsill
Harvest festival Sunday 1st October 2023 Piesendorf
38th Leonhardi festival Sunday 29th October 2023 Filial church of St. Leonhard,
Aufhausen
Village market every 1st Thursday of the month from May to October 2023 Event Tent Piesendorf
Weekly program 2023 in Piesendorf Niedernsill  
Guided mountain lovers tour every Tuesday until the end of September Piesendorf Niedernsill
Herbal hike  every Wednesday until 13th September Piesendorf
Guided nature discovery hike every Thursday until the end of September  Piesendorf Niedernsill
Baking bread in a wood-fired oven  every Friday until mid-October  Piesendorf
Spinning sheep wool  until mid-October  Piesendorf
Felting   until mid-October   Piesendorf