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The "Goisern Gamsjagatage"
The large traditional folk’s festival on Lake Hallstatt. Once again it is time to get out the Lederhose and Dirndl. The ‘Goiserer’ shoes must be polished to a shine and the Gamsbart (Chamois beard) should sit properly on the hat. For the Gamsjagatage (Chamois Hunting Days) are on the agenda between the 30th August to 1st September 2019. This original and unique event in Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt will be celebrated for the 54rd time! Also this year, the organisers will present particularly attractive highlights.
One of the highlights on the entertainment calendar is undoubtedly the gathering of old-style bicycle fans (Radl-Pirsch). There are over 200 participants, and together they complete a 6 km route, with stop-offs along the way. There is an exhibition of handicrafts in the social area, and admission is free. Enjoy drinks and snacks too. Sitting and chatting with friends makes time pass by all too quickly.
Three day full program
This means on one hand traditional customs, but on the other hand a lot of exotic. For nowhere else than in Gamsjagatagen (Chamois Hunting Days) are the old traditions maintained with so much humour and winking of an eye. Besides the proven classics such as the Gamstrophy, Gamskitztreffen (Chamois Kids Meeting), customs parade, craft show and culinary market the current release includes a whole host of new ideas and program items. Now nothing stands in the way of a varied, traditional weekend in the UNESCO World heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut!
This year, music will be performed in the marquee on the market square, the inner courtyard at Schloss Neuwildenstein, as well as in the two Goisern museums and the Kirchengasse alleyway. Courtesy of the „Radl-Pirsch“, fans of old-style bikes can take a ride on one of their old bone-shakers. A more detailed programme and further information will be available here at the beginning of July.
There’s practically nobody in the Salzkammergut who has never heard of this traditional event or who has not attended it at least once in its many years of existence. Bad Goisern is known for its musical excellence, and there is no better an occasion to experience it than over these three days.
This is an example of a small gathering that has grown to become a huge cultural experience. All the original ideas have been maintained and traditions retained. The event is popular with the young and young at heart who are fans of folk music, traditional ways of life and good old entertainment.