"Liebstatt" Sunday 2023

Date: Sun, Mar. 19, 2023
Time: 15:00
Location:  Festival hall Bad Goisern, Obere Marktstraße 11, 4822 Bad Goisern
The big traditional festival for love in the Salzkammergut. On the fourth Sunday of Lent. The big traditional event in spring.

"Liebstatt" Sunday in Bad Goisern

To show your love is true, give your loved-one a „Liebstatt“ heart! The tradition of love is celebrated in the Salzkammergut on the fourth Sunday in Lent. Sweet, spicy„Lebkuchen“ hearts are traditionally baked throughout the region and given away to loved ones. This very old custom began on 19th December in the year 1641. It was then a symbol of „Corpus-Christi-Brotherhood“ introduced by Bishop Leopold Wilhelm of Gmunden. It was his aim to develop a deeper religious faith in the town. The name „Lieb b`statten“, which originally symbolised brotherly love, continues today.

A day of joy ...

The arrival of spring and summer, after long, cold winters, is a time of celebration. In the past, winter was much harder than it is today as the people who lived in the valleys of the Salzkammergut had poor transport connections, and often had to clear vast amounts of snow by hand. And so this is a day of great celebration.

Throughout the centuries the „Lieb b`statten“ has become a chance to declare your love by presenting loved ones with these lovely gingerbread hearts. A very festive Sunday for which the ladies would always dress in traditional dirndl skirts and receive lots of „love hearts“ from the men! „Lovers‘ Sunday“ - a fun and festive occasion.

Dinner is served - a taste of Austria

“It is well known that eating and drinking sustains both body and soul”. People within the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut stay true to this old saying. Sometimes rustic, sometimes modern, but always authentic – that is the cuisine within the Salzkammergut. This includes traditional meat dishes as well as heavenly sweet pastries and, typical for the lake region of the Salzkammergut - exquisite fish specialties. Connoisseurs can also enjoy an incomparable mix of culture, history and regional delicacies at numerous events between mountains and lakes. Let yourself be pampered; In the summer after a long mountain or bike tour. In winter, after an unforgettable day on the slopes or simply by a romantic dinner during your holiday in the Salzkammergut. Let yourself be inspired and take a look at our culinary hosts within the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region. We wish " Guten Appetit".

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