- Further information about “Prangstangen “
- Weitere Information about Tamsweg
Prangstangen – Pageantry and beauty
The “Prangstangen” from Zederhaus and Muhr belong to the most important customs of the Salzburger Lungau. The wooden poles, which are over 8 meter long and weight ca. 80 kg are decorated with flowers and are carried through the township during a festive and religious procession. The gathering of the flowers and the binding of them starts months before. These showpieces are carried in the course of a memorial about the plague of locusts. These event is celebrated every year in june on the birthday of John the Baptist, who is the patron saint of the church in Zederhaus.
Market town Tamsweg
Tamsweg is the main place of the Lungau and is just 7 km away from Mariapfarr . The pilgrimage church St. Leonhard and the weekly Tamsweger farmer’s market, are just two of the special sights, which make a trip to the lovely place worthwhile. Traditional customs and atmospheric parties take place in every season. The romantical christmas market, the farmer’s autumn, churchly traditions and cultural events – this all takes place in Tamsweg and should be on Your list during a holiday in the Lungau. We are looking forward to see You there.
The Lungau is “Genussregion Lungau”
Since the year 2005 the region Lungau bears the title Genussregion Lungau, which means as much as enjoyment region Lungau. Known, loved and awarded through the typical “Eachtling” half of the potatoe-cropland of Salzburg is located in the Lungaue. This especially resistant potatoes enrich the culture of the Lungau not alone in culinaric view. The Lungauer potatoe farmers have specialized in the production of prime potatoes. These natural products stand out due to special force and resistance. Enjoy these special treats in all regionally dishes of the Salzburger Langou. Within the scope of the farmer’s autumn it’s possible to pick Your own potatoes directly at the farmland.
The giants from the Lungau
The Samson – the biblical heroic figure is the landmark of the Salzburger Lungau. The “Samson” is a 6.5 meter big and ca. 85kg heavy figure, which is hollow in the inside, so it can be balanced, carried and presented by a strong bachelor. Since it’s historical meaning and locally importance of the figures (10 of 12 are located in the Lungau), the figures are presented at many feast days through the year. A play You shouldn’t miss out in your holidays.
Further information about the Samson and Lungauer customs
The animals have to come home
The ceremonial driving down of cattle from the mountain patures into valley in autumn is a very special custom and a yearly recurring necessity. It’s the coming back of the cattle (cows, sheeps and goats) from the alpine pastures in the autumn back to the stable before the winter is coming. The time to come back for the cattle depends on region and weather conditions. In the Lungau this all usually happens around the 24th of September. It’s a type of thanksgiving of the farmers, in which the cattle is gratefully decorated with flowers.
Further information: Lungauer folk culture
The farmer’s highlight in the Lungau
When the Lungauer nature presents itself from the end of august until early october in superb autumn colors, Farmer’s autumn has started. At the Bauernherbst”, traditional celebrations are held, products of the region will be offered on special markets and custom has to come alive for our guests. Be part of a traditional Samson parade or try one of the typical dishes of the Lungau.
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An easter bonfire, which custom is practiced since the middle of the 16th century, will be inflamed yearly at the easter weekend. As a liturgic part the easter bonfire is a churched fire, which could be used to split up from churched things, which can’t be used any more. The priest sores a paschal candle at the easter bonfire and takes it to the church as a sign of light – Jesus is the light of the world.