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St Nicholas crosses the lake by boat

Once a year, the children of Obertraun congregate on the shore of Lake Hallstatt and eagerly await the arrival of St Nicholas who crosses the lake by boat to visit them.

There is little noise from the boat itself, and at first it is difficult to see. Only the gentle lapping of the waves on Lake Hallstatt tell that St Nicholas is on his way.


It is a very special moment when he comes into view in his typical wooden boat –  known as „der Fuhre“ – on the lake, especially for the children. He is accompanied by „Knecht Ruprecht“ and carries a large sack crammed full of apples, nuts and chocolate.
St Nicholas loves listening to all the poems as they are read aloud, and all too soon he disappears again across the lake, just as quietly as he arrived. It will be another year til we see him again.

Date

Saturday, December 1st, 2018 - 4:30 p.m.

Information

Tourist Office Obertraun
Tel.: +43 5 95095-40
obertraun@dachstein-salzkammergut.at

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World Heritage Advent

Gosau – Christmas in the mountains
Christmas Markets in Hallstatt
Handicrafts during Advent in the Hand.Werk.Haus
St Nicholas crosses the lake by boat
Krampus Procession in Hallstatt
Exhibition of nativity scenes in Bad Goisern
Christmas Market in Bad Goisern

Kontakt

Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

Kirchengasse 4
4822 Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee
Tel.: +43 5 95095
Fax: +43 5 95095-74
E-Mail: info@dachstein-salzkammergut.at