Celebrate with us from late August until late October
The views become clearer and clearer, the weather more stable, the trees are more colorful than you can imagine, and the summer harvest already brings an array of outstanding ingredients to our tables.
Autumn is one of the most beautiful times of year to go hiking. While Salzburg's annual Harvest Festival celebrations promise a variety of special events such as farm festivals, farmers' markets (every Friday morning in Zell am See), or the folk-music events and those special delicacies of regional cuisine, as well as country fairs where sheep and cattle are paraded back to their homes in the valley, tradition, music and dance ("Schuhplatteln") are being celebrated at home!
And the area's restaurants are also in a Harvest Festival frame of mind. Specially designated Harvest Festival establishments take farm-fresh produce from the region and turn it into true Harvest Festival masterpieces.
The annual return of cattle from the summer pastures and the colourful Harvest Festival processions at the end of September or beginning of October are a special highlight for farmers and guests alike.