Time of traditions and customs

Farmer's Autumn in Gastein

When summer slowly turns into autumn, the sun's rays become milder and milder, and on the peaks there is the best distant view, the Bauernherbst is just around the corner!

From mid-August to early November, Bauernherbst events take place:

Starting with the traditional Böcksteiner sword dance, to the event LuXus Dinner & Film, which deals with a very topical discussion - namely that of animal husbandry and slaughter.



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Böckstein sword dance

There is probably hardly a second place that has been so shaped by gold and silver mining as Altböckstein. More than 800 kilograms of pure gold and over
2500 kilograms of silver were extracted from the depths of the Tauern in Gastein in the best year.

At the annual sword dance in the village square of the historic mining settlement, the miners ' sense of status is presented in a unique way.

Nassfeld sheep drive

Even before dawn, the shepherds set off. With hazelnut sticks, heavy mountain boots and determined strides, they head up into the high alpine
alpine terrain. From all sides the shepherds, supported by the shepherd dogs, herd small groups of sheep from the cirques. Meanwhile, on the valley floor, the first onlookers and the farmers with their tractors arrive at the Nassfeldalm . In a festive atmosphere with music and regional delicacies, the sheep are welcomed.

LuXus - Film & Dinner

Meat as a foodstuff is the basis of many discussions today. Especially animal husbandry and slaughter are viewed critically. This film shows the slaughter as a "luxury variant" and lets the valuable food meat live high.
Afterwards, top chef Rudi Pichler will delight the audience with a live cooking show and a 4-course menu to accompany the film.

Da Summa is aussi - Hoamfoart is

From the beginning of September to the end of October, farmer Markus Hölzl from Lackenbauer presents his collection of rumbling bells and headdresses for the cattle drive down the mountain pastures in a small but fine exhibition at the KTVB Bad Hofgastein.

10 things you can look forward to in the farmer's autumn in Gastein:

  1. Finally wearing out your lederhosen and dirndl again.
  2. Shake a leg to real folk music.
  3. Eating a farmer's doughnut warm from the oven.
  4. Taste homemade specialties of the farmers.
  5. Admire artistic figures made of hay.
  6. Taste homemade schnapps from the region.
  7. Enjoy the warm summer evenings in the open air.
  8. In the evening, immerse yourself in the warm waters of the spa .
  9. And secretly look forward a little to winter.
At a glance

All Bauernherbst events


Harvest Festival - Oktoberfest

school yard Bad Gastein - Bad Gastein
05.10.2024 | 11:00
Bad Gastein town band hosts this Oktoberfest celebration.
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At the Salzburger Bauernherbst

Regional delicacies & craftsmanship

Delicacies from the farmers & real crafts with flowers and hay. This is what you experience in the Gastein Valley.

Do you actually know the many delicacies from the Salzburg region? At the Bauernherbst in Gastein you have the opportunity to taste the products that were produced on the alpine pastures during the summer.

  • Cheese, where you can not only see but also smell and taste the fresh alpine herbs
  • Jam, juices and schnapps provide a fruity-fresh taste experience during your autumn vacation
  • Learn how tobake bread or make your own cheese: assist our farmers and learn how to make cheese or the famous " Blattlkrapfen".
  • Flowers, straw & hay are transformed into imaginative figures and a unique vacation during the farmer's autumn is created
Animals made from straw
We celebrate real customs

The Salzburg Farmer's Autumn in Gastein

The Bauernherbst is characterized by authentic and atmospheric festivities, the focus is on folk culture and customs. The festive costume is taken out of the closet, because it is simply better to dance with lederhosen and dirndl to hearty folk music - gladly late into the night.


But also during the day you can look forward to an eventful vacation day - from great hiking trails to healing thermal spas to exciting excursion destinations! Celebrate the Gastein Farmer's Autumn in Salzburger Land with us!

Active hiking
Active hiking
Regenerate in the thermal baths
Regenerate in the thermal baths
Celebrate at the Gastein Events
Celebrate at the Gastein Events

Top offers and packages

Thermeduett Plus - Herbst

Thermenduett Plus

from € 195,00 per Person
  • 3 nights
  • 1 x all-day ticket in each of the Gastein spas
Details & booking

Regional tips


Farmhouse breakfast

up to 1.080 m

8.00 a.m. - Mountain distillery Hauseben, Bad Gastein

Pre-registration until Tuesday 14.00

Mill tour

16.00 - 18.00 Bad Hofgastein

Rauchbergmühle on the Höhenweg, until the end of October


Suckling pig from the stone oven

18.00 - MONDI Bellevue Alm, Bad Gastein

with live music


Bake farmer doughnuts

12.00 - Obere Astenalm, Bad Gastein

until end of September

Sunday & Monday

Alpine breakfast

from 8.00 am; Amoseralm, Dorfgastein

until 23.October

€ 19 per adult with Gastein Card
€ 10 per child up to 12 years

telephone registration until the day before:
+43 699 100 653 30


Bake leaf doughnuts

12.00 h; Steiner Hochalm, Dorfgastein

until 10 September

Whether wellness hotel or vacation apartment, here you will find the most beautiful accommodations in Gastein.