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Carnival in Ebensee upon Lake Traunsee

If you haven´t seen this lively pageant yet, you are strongly recommended to head to Ebensee this carnival season. And don’t miss out on that fancy dressing!

Every year, the lakeside village of Ebensee is the setting for crazy carnival antics. And there are various options to shake a leg and dance the night away. The colorful carnival celebrations are characterized by music, dancing, the wearing of masks, masked parades and a general joie de vivre. This lively tradition has its roots in the environs of Bad Aussee. When the Ebensee Saltworks were founded in 1604, skilled workers from Aussee Area migrated to Ebensee—and brought with them the carnival celebrations. Carnival customs include elements of old peasant culture, which have been preserved and adapted to this special way which is celebrated nowadays.


SATURDAY, 9th February 2013
2:00 pm: Children’s Carnival Parade along Bahnhofstraße Street

12:00 noon: "kurvenbar" the 10th, town hall
8.00 pm: Music at the "Gasthaus Kofler" inn
8:00 pm: Ball at the "Gasthaus Neuhütte" inn

SUNDAY, 10th February 2013
2:00pm: Great Ebensee Carnival Procession from the inn "Gasthaus Auerhahn" to the town square, Entry: EUR 4,00 (presale EUR 3,50)

12:00 noon: "kurvenbar" the 10th, town hall
5.00 pm: musik at the "Gasthof Kofler" inn
8.00 pm: ball of the firebrigade Roith at the "Gasthaus Roitherwirt" inn

MONDAY, 11th February 2013
3:00 pm: "Fetzenzug" Rag Parade, followed by jovial get-togethers at inns and restaurants in the heart of the village of Ebensee

8:00 p.m.: "Fetzenparty" in the Tiki-Taki bar

TUESDAY, 12th February 2013
3:00 p.m.: “Nuts & Goodies” for Little Ones starting from the Traun bridge/Hauptstraße

WEDNESDAY, 13th February 2013
3:00 pm: The carnival season is "burnt" in deep mourning on the shores of Lake Traunsee.
4:00 pm: Delectable fish specialties are served at the inns and restaurants of Ebensee.

On Ash Wednesday, people in Ebensee say: "Fåschingtåg, Fåschingtåg, kimm na båld wieda!"

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