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Advent in the Attersee-Attergau region

Advent, the quietest and most contemplative time of the year, has many cherished traditions and customs, which should not be neglected even in this rather challenging year: The Nussdorfer Nativity scene, the Nussdorfer Adventfenster, the Christkindl post box in the Bienenhof in Attersee or the Christmassy decorated Attergaustraße in St. Georgen will be there again this year. 

Soak up the magic of the pre-Christmas season at various Advent events in the region or use the Attersee-Attergau region as a central starting point for numerous Christmas markets and events in the area. 

Christmas crib with personal character

Every year during the Advent season in Nußdorf am Attersee a nativity scene with larger-than-life figures is set up in the music pavilion. The lovingly designed cot figures represent inhabitants of Nußdorf. In the course of time the number of figures has grown. 

A beautiful angel watches over the nativity scene itself and announces the following: "Take a break and stop by where the people of Nußdorf keep watch at the village nativity scene at Christmas time - and with their ancestors!

© Credit:TVB Attersee-Attergau/Simone Suess, Attergauerstraße during Advent
Attergaustrasse in St. Georgen im Attergau decorated for Christmas.

Everything looks so festive:
The Attergaustrasse in Advent

Every year during the Advent season, the Attergaustrasse in St. Georgen im Attergau is festively decorated and invites you to stroll. Around 100 Christmas trees line the main street and create a festive atmosphere.

In the evening, when dusk has fallen, the shopkeepers place lanterns with illuminated candles in front of their doors. In addition to the traditional Christmas lighting, around 600 red Christmas tree baubles create a very special atmosphere, even during the day. 

An illuminated window every day

For over 20 years, it has been customary in the municipality of Nussdorf am Attersee from 1st December to 24th December for a different resident to decorate a window every day for Christmas and to provide atmospheric lighting at dusk. 

All residents involved in the campaign make a great effort to design the window every year, which is clearly visible.

Glöckler drive away evil spirits

An ancient custom in the Salzkammergut is the Glöckler: Every year on January 5th, on the evening before Epiphany, men and women dressed in white and wearing their lovingly designed light caps run from house to house to banish evil and bring salvation and blessing with their bells on their backs. 

The production of the Glöcklerkappen requires a lot of craftsmanship and attention to detail. During the Glöcklerauf several Glöckler always form a so-called pass. Even the little ones are eager to join in and form their own children's passports. 

© Credit: TVB Attersee-Attergau/Gabriela Hilz, Glöcklerlauf
Traditional Glöckler during their march on 5 January.