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Maypole Erection around Lake Wolfgangsee

On April 30th, true manhood is required in the villages around Lake Wolfgang! The maypole is traditionally erected only by manpower.

The maypole is a symbol for fertility & joie de vivre. Spring has finally triumphed over winter and this is of course celebrated every year with the erection of the maypole. There are also many stories about the custom of putting up the maypole. The best thing to do is to ask locals whether they know what will happen from April 30th to May 1st. There is a lot to tell ...


Colorful festivals in spring. What shoul not be missing when setting up the maypole, are the culinary delicacies. That means, even if it takes true manhood to set up the maypole, women are indispensable here. Typical Austrian pastries as well as snacks are going to be offered.