Articles Tagged ‘festivals’

Tracht for all!

Tracht for all! September 30, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Trachten worn at Salzburg's Rupertikirtag festival. Photo: Lorraine Seal Newcomers to Salzburg may be surprised by the prevalence of traditional dress in everyday life. Known as Tracht, traditional dress is regularly worn not just by those who work in tourist-related fields but also by ordinary...

Fall Refreshment

Fall Refreshment September 2, 2011 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Photo by oksidor courtesy of Creative Commons Fall in Austria brings Sturm, a slightly fermented grape juice. Also known as Jungwein or ‘young wine’, it’s sold unfiltered, in both white and red. Light and somewhat sparkling, it’s very refreshing. Available for only a very short time, from September...

Rupertikirtag: Salzburg’s Own Festival

Rupertikirtag: Salzburg’s Own Festival August 2, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Late each September, the many platzes of Salzburg’s Altstadt are transformed into a gigantic fair and traditional folklore festival, Rupertikirtag. St Rupert was the first Christian missionary to Salzburg and, perhaps not incidentially, a tireless promoter of the salt trade that made Salzburg rich....