There are various international events which are organized in our region. Below we have put together the most interesting events in our opinion:
VINTAGE TRACTORS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
The Vintage Tractors World Championship Bruck Fusch is Austria’s largest vintage tractors meeting and therefore a must for all tractor fans. The championship takes place every year in September. Around 500 participants from more than 10 countries are expected. They make a long journey to take part in the unique race on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road. During the event, you have the opportunity to marvel at a wide variety of vintage tractors and to integrate. Find out more by clicking here.
VINTAGE FIRE ENGINE CHAMPIONSHIP
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If you love vintage vehicles and are enthusiastic about Austria’s mountains, there is something special for you: a ride on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road. The Vintage Fire Engine Championship takes place every two years in Bruck at the Großglocknerstrasse. This is where fire brigade vintage car enthusiasts meet to integrate and to take part in exciting competitions. The race route runs from Bruck to Fuschertörl, which is located at 2,428 m a.s.l. Around 100 vintage vehicles from fire brigade take part in this event. Find out more by clicking here.
CATTLE DRIVE ALMABTRIEB
September is the time of the cattle drive called “Almabtrieb”. Almabtrieb is a particularly worth seeing tradition in the Salzburg region. It is a celebration of thanks of farmers and shepherds. The cows that have spent the summer on the mountain meadows return to the valley and thereby end the summer season. The cows are beautifully decorated and the cowbells can be heard far away. During this event there is a farmers market with delicious regional products. Everything is accompanied by Alpine music. The Almabtrieb is also traditionally celebrated in Fusch. Find out more by clicking here.
CYCLE RACE “GLOCKNERKÖNIG”
The Glocknerkönig cycle race for the title of Glocknerkönig (the king of the Grossglockner) is one of the most spectacular cycle races in Austria. It is a cycling event for everyone in which around 2,700 cyclists from over 20 nations take part: professionals as well as amateurs. The Glocknerkönig was organised for the first time in 1996. The start of the race is in Bruck an der Großglocknerstraße and, as the name suggests, it leads from there to the Großglockner High Alpine Road. And going up really means going up: the length of the route is 27 km with a maximum gradient of 12% and there is 1694 high difference. The participants end the race on the Edelweissspitze (2571 m a.s.l.). Find out more by clicking here: