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Events Traditions

Krampus procession in Gnigl

Krampus procession in Gnigl, Austria

The Krampus procession (Krampuslauf) is a tradition generally performed on a certain day from the beginning of the advent season up to the first half of January. People organised in groups named Pass run in costumes created by themselves through the streets and try to frighten the spectators.

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Aviation Events

Scalaria Air Challenge at lake Wolfgangsee

Scalaria air challenge above Wolfgangsee in Salzkammergut, Austria

While staying at the event location Scalaria I often came across photos and posters of this great water plane, a Dornier DO24 TT. It reminded me of the fact,  that every year an air show takes place above the nearby lake Wolfgangsee. An interesting continuation: In the 1920s there was a connection between Vienna and lake Wolfgangsee by water planes!

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Cuisine Events

Cooking class with Joachim Gradwohl

Cooking class with Joachim Gradwohl

At a cooking class in the rooms of the event resort Scalaria I was told by the Gault et Millau awarded chef Joachim Gradwohl and his partner Lilli Kolar (‘Lillifee’) how to prepare fish or to do some simpler things like creating ravioli.

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Automobiles Events

Vienna Classic Days 2014 in Vienna

Classic car parade at the Ringstraße in Vienna, Austria

A particular program point of the Vienna Classic Days 2014 was a parade of all participating cars along the Ringstraße. Unfortunately a heavy rain took place just at that very moment. Well, perhaps the water spray around all those classic cars made this event even more exciting. [German]

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Events Traditions

Hoch- und Deutschmeister band in Vienna

Original Hoch- und Deutschmeister military band in Vienna, Austria

On certain days one can watch the Hoch- und Deutschmeister band in Vienna playing in their traditional uniforms of before 1918. This military band has its origins in the k.u.k. Lower Austrian Infantry Regiment Hoch- und Deutschmeister No. 4. [German]

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Events

Voice training at the Reitlehenalm

Voice training at the Reitlehenalm, Austria

My first visit to the Natura.Kreativ led me to the Reitlehenalm, an alpine pasture near Altenmarkt im Pongau. Right in the middle of the hills, a class in voice training took place. The teacher was Annelie Leuthäuser, an experienced theatre and concert singer.

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Events Industrial Heritage

Ruhrtriennale in Bochum

Stage at Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum, Germany

The Ruhrtriennale is an annual music and arts festival in the Ruhr area of Germany. The locations of the Ruhrtriennale are generally industrial heritage sites like the Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum, the Zeche Zollverein or the Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord.

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Events Industrial Heritage

Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum

Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum, Germany

The Jahrhunderthalle is a venue for such famous events like the Ruhrtriennale. Interesting detail: The hall was constructed on top of an existing plant. After that the soil was risen up to the level of the hall so the first plant became part of the basement.

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Events

Vienna on a very stylish day

Laundress in Vienna, Austria

Today the topic of #FriFotos is labeled #Style. That reminds me of a strange encounter in Vienna some years ago. It started with two ladies who walked in front of me. At that time I thought: Pretty stylish but a bit dated. But this is only the beginning of the story…

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Events

Vienna Opera Ball

Entrance of the Vienna State Opera

Main entrance of the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera) some hours before the famous Wiener Opernball (Vienna Opera Ball) takes place. Just curious: Have you ever been to this ball or do you watch it on TV every year?

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Events

Wiener Eistraum in Vienna

Skating rink at the city hall of Vienna

Every year a large skating rink in front of the Viennese city hall is a big attraction for the people of Vienna. The ice rink extends not only in front of the neo-Gothic building but also at the park nearby named Rathauspark.

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Events

Vienna New Year’s Concert

Building of the Musikverein in Vienna

On January 1st, many people are watching the Vienna New Year’s Concert on TV every year. Only a few have enjoyed the concert personally. Getting tickets to this concert is pretty difficult but there is no big problem to see the concert hall while staying in Vienna on another day. There are guided tours offered. Just have a look at the website of the Musikverein.