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Chamois Hunting Days 2024

Date: Fri, Aug. 23, 2024
Location:  Bad Goisern, 4822 Bad Goisern
A combination of local tradition and folk music, great fun and entertainment with friends! On the agenda between the 23th to 25th August 2024.

Cool guys and sweet girls

The big folk festival with a variety of events and culinary specialties. Look forward to pure tradition. And get in touch with the country and its people. Lederhosen and dirndls as far as the eye can see. Cool guys and sweet girls. The holiday experience!

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 23th to 25th August 2024. This original and unique event in Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt will be celebrated for the 55rd 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.

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Your accommodation for this event

Hotels and accommodation providers in Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun offer the ideal room or apartment for your holidays, no matter what your tastes. Aside from establishments rated according to the international "star" scale, you will also find around Lake Hallstatt in Austria businesses that have been awarded two to four "edelweiss". The more flowers, the greater comforts you can expect. Whether you eventually find your cozy nest in an elegant 5-star luxury hotel, at comfortable guesthouse, a family-friendly apartment, or on a traditional farm, the choice is always entirely up to you.