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Traditions in Austria

Austria is a combination of pristine landscapes & imperial cities, historic towns & cutting-edge architecture, love of tradition & thirst for the new. Experience "Gemuetlichkeit": a lifestyle that celebrates the finer moments in life.

Handcraft & Traditions

Traditional block printing at the Auseerland © Eder Traditional block printing at the Auseerland © Eder

Hand block printing from Aussee

Located in the Salzkammergut, with its scenic lakes, meadows and mountains. All this is reflected in the colors of its traditional costume.
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Bregenzerwälder Tracht © Bregenzerwald Tourismus Bregenzerwälder Tracht © Bregenzerwald Tourismus

Costumes of the Bregenzerwald

The traditional clothing of the women in the Bregenzerwald are based on a deep rooted folk tale.
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Ferlacher Büchsenmacher © Ludwig Borovnik Ferlacher Büchsenmacher © Ludwig Borovnik

Ferlach's Master Gunsmiths

Renowned for their precision, rifles made in Ferlach make the heart of every collector beat faster and are coveted by hunters all worldwide.
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Pielachtaler Dirndlkirtag © Mostviertel Tourismus weinfranz.at Pielachtaler Dirndlkirtag © Mostviertel Tourismus weinfranz.at

The essential Dirndl (and Lederhosen) guide

The Dirndl is fun, feminine and flirty. With these attributes, the Dirndl has evolved from its humble origins to a fashion superstar.
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Goiserer Schuhe © Leo Himsl Goiserer Schuhe © Leo Himsl

Hand crafted Goiserer boots

It began 140 years ago in Bad Goisern (hence the name) with the invention of the first “engineered” mountain boot.
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Schladming Loden © Jörg Steiner Schladming Loden © Jörg Steiner

Winterproof: Schladming Loden

Loden has been the high performance product of the Alpine population for centuries.
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Indigo printing in Burgenland © Sonnenland Mittelburgenland Indigo printing in Burgenland © Sonnenland Mittelburgenland

Indigo Printing Burgenland

This cherrished artform is only practiced by two printers in Burgenland; where everything is old except the design.
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Seasonal Occasions & Traditions

adventmark-am-rathausplatz--oesterreich-werbung-bartl © Österreich Werbung adventmark-am-rathausplatz--oesterreich-werbung-bartl © Österreich Werbung

Christmas in Austria

Visit christmas markets, try some Gluehwein and enjoy the spirit of Christmas.
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Christmas market at Schönbrunn castle in Vienna © Schloß Schönbrunn / Fally Christmas market at Schönbrunn castle in Vienna © Schloß Schönbrunn / Fally

Christmas markets in Austria

During the four weeks leading up to Christmas Eve, Christmas Markets pop up in every Austrian town, big & small.
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Silent Night Museum Hallein © stillenachtland.at Silent Night Museum Hallein © stillenachtland.at

The “Silent Night” carol

It touches people from all nations and cultures: the famous christmas carol “Silent Night, Holy Night!”
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Austria's Top Events © austrianviews.at Austria's Top Events © austrianviews.at

New Year's in Austria

Start the New Year in style attending the New Year's Ball at the Imperial Palace, or celebrate it on the streets of any town in Austria.
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Ball Season in Vienna © Kaffeesiederball Ball Season in Vienna © Kaffeesiederball

Ball season in Vienna

Nowhere are balls so romantically formal as in Vienna. This tradition is intoxicating to locals and visitors for far more than a single night.
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Cattle procession © Tourismusverband Lechtal Reutte Cattle procession © Tourismusverband Lechtal Reutte

Cattle procession "Almabtrieb"

The catttle procession "Almabtrieb" is an annual event in the alpine region of Austria.
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Ostereier © Österreich Werbung/Weinhaeupl W. Ostereier © Österreich Werbung/Weinhaeupl W.

Easter Markets in Austria

Easter in Austria brings out more colors than you could imagine. Visit Easter Markets and experience regional traditions.
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Nassereither Schellerlauf Tirol © Österreich Werbung /  Wiesenhofer Nassereither Schellerlauf Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Wiesenhofer

“Fasnacht” & the Tirol mask-carvers

In Tirol, the "Fasnacht" processions are such wild celebrations that some events only staged every 3, 4 or even 5 years.
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In the mood for Austrian cuisine?

We have compiled a list of our favorite Austrian dishes for you to surprise your friends and family with...

Austrian Cuisine

Austria. Itineraries.

Looking for unforgettable experiences in Austria? Here are our suggestions for amazing places to see and delicious food to taste.

Itineraries

Looking for a hotel?

The AUSTRIA COLLECTION exemplifies the best in Austrian hospitality and its members are excellent options for your stay in Austria.

The Austria Hotel Collection

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