Student Basic7. November 2019
The 1st of November is “All Saints′ Day”, which is highly regarded in Austria. Many people go to the graves of their dead friends and relatives, decorate them, light a candle or pray. In Salzburg, the Kommunalfriedhof is the biggest cemetery, dating back to the 19th century. More central cemeteries are much older – the most famous ones are St. Peter′s and Sebastian Friedhof. Expect congestions on All Saints′ Day.
On the 11th of November,St. Martin′s Dayis often celebrated – mostly a big deal for children, who make little lanterns that they lit with a candle and form a procession that goes to church. Many restaurants serve goose around St. Martin′s Day, the traditional meal for the occasion, usually with red cabbage, a bread dumplings and cranberry sauce. In late November, the Christmas season kicks in and the Christmas markets open.
All for free!
- Entrance to most churches, markets, gardens, parks andgalleries in Austria: indulge in great architecture, art, shopping and history!
- Because of Austria’s long tradition, many folklore festivals take place throughout the year – particularly outside the cities – where Austrian culture and lifestyle can be experienced first hand. Ask your host about festivals in your area.
- Up to the age of 6, children can use public transport for free. In many Austrian cities up to 4 children until the age of 15 travel for free when accompanied by an adult. If you are travelling with kids always ask for special reductions!
- Enjoy Austria’s high quality drinking water – not only in your glass but in one of Austria’s numerous crystal clear lakes, with water so good you can drink it!
- Around Christmas time – or more precisely – starting in late November, Christmas Markets in many cities and towns all over Austria get you into a festive and cheerful mood!