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Traditions around May 1st, parish forecourt from 1:30 p.m.!
Nothing lets you experience the holiday country better than to be right in the middle of it at traditional festivals. And since no festival of the year is as popular as May 1st, it should not be missed.

The maypole consists of a spruce tree up to 35 meters high, which is previously "peeled", ie debarked. The green top remains at the top of the tree. Then a bound, richly decorated wreath is attached to the top of the tree.

A typical custom of the maypole celebrations is “maypole stealing”, which takes place the night before May 1st. Stealing and guarding the tree is the job of young boys. If it is stolen, it must be triggered again with at least one barrel of beer.

 

Muscular strength required

If the tree has not been stolen, it will be set up on May 1st as part of a big festival on the village square. According to the old tradition, long poles are required to set up, which are attached to the side of the tree. Bit by bit it is now lifted up into the correct position, using all manpower. The work of the boys is accompanied by band music, dance, singing and all kinds of delicacies. The tree is set up with a strong ho-jerk. If the sentence "Tree stands" sounds, the draft beer is tapped and invited to the "Baumkraxl" competition. Then everyone - whether young or old, man or woman - can try to climb to the top of the maypole as far as the pretzels and sausages and bring the delicacies back to earth. The best climbers receive prizes.

 

No festival will be remembered as strongly as that of May 1st.

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Mitterweg 2

A-5081 Anif

 

T: +43-6246-72320

M: reservierung@gustamuehle.at

W: www.gustamuehle.at

 

daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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