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7. November 2019
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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!

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