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Gauder Fest · Zell am Ziller · 2 May – 5 May 2013

Time for Lederhosen and Dirndls! Every year, on the first weekend of May, a special event takes place in the heart of the Zillertal Valley – the traditional Gauder Fest in Zell am Ziller. For four eventful and lively days, local Tyroleans and foreign visitors alike come to this one-of-a-kind extravaganza to revel in the fun. The highlight of Austria’s largest spring festival is the parade showcasing colorful customary costumes, band music played by local groups, and historical horse-drawn carriages. This Trachtenumzug parade, which caps the event on Sunday, also happens to be the largest of its kind in Austria. The younger generation, though, might consider the festival beer, Gauder Bock, to be the highlight. Continue reading

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