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Easter time around Wolfgangsee

Time-honoured traditions and customs create a very special atmosphere at Easter time on Lake Wolfgangsee. Find out how the Easter week is celebrated here in Austria below...

Palm Sunday

On Palm Sunday we remember Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem when, in acknowledgement of his Kingship, the people cheered and scattered palm leaves before him.  All the villages on Lake Wolfgangsee have Palm Sunday processions, where home-made “Palmbuschen” are blessed.  This is an old tradition where one end of a hazel stick has a small bunch of twigs tied onto it.  These bunches are made up of twigs from :  Box - Cedar - Catkin - Ivy - Holly - White cedar and Juniper.

The "Palmbusch" - a time-honoured tradition

These Palm Sunday “Palmbuschen” (bunches of twigs) are decorated with apples and colourful ribbons.  As they wait for the blessing of the palm bunches, everyone gathers in front of the church and the youngsters jealously check to see who has the tallest branch!  After church, people go to local guesthouses for the traditional “Palm Sunday meal of sausages”.  In earlier times, by the way, this was just for the men and the boys!

Easter events

St. Gilgen

Pre-Easter Pilgrimage across Falkenstein to St. Wolfgang

Tuesday, April 7, 2020In the footsteps of Hl. Wolfgang across Falkenstein to St. Wolfgang. Meeting point: Parish church St. Gilgen. The pilgrimage takes place in any weather!RegistrationAt doctor ...
Time period: To 07.04.2020
Katholische Pfarrkirche St. Gilgen
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mehrere Orte

Way of the Cross and Good Friday Liturgy

Friday, April 10, 2020Good Friday liturgies in St. Gilgen, Winkl, Abersee, Strobl and St. Wolfgang. 9 a.m.:Winkl, Monastery Gut Aich: Way of the Cross3 p.m.:Winkl, Monastery Gut Aich, Good Friday ...
Time period: To 10.04.2020
diverse Locations
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Michael Pacher-Altar
mehrere Orte

Easter Vigil

Saturday, April 11, 2020Easter vigil in St. Gilgen, Abersee, Strobl and St. Wolfgang. St. Wolfgang:8 p.m. | Pilgrimage church St. Wolfgang | Easter vigil with sale of Easter candles in front of ...
Time period: To 11.04.2020
diverse Locations
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St. Gilgen

Night Pilgrimage to the Falkenstein

Sunday, April 12, 2020With prayer stations in the chapels. In German only! Afterwards from 4.30 a.m.: Easter vigil with blessing of the dishes.From 7 a.m.: breakfast in the monastery Gut Aich.This ...
Time period: To 12.04.2020
European Monastery Aich
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