An atmospheric pre-Christmas season full of mining customs
Advent season in the ERZBERG LEOBEN region
Erzberg with its unique pyramid shape has left its mark on the region in many ways over the course of the years. Nowadays, the mountain’s ore is mined using modern methods, but time-honoured traditions are still as cherished as they were in the days of traditional mining.
A beautiful example of this is the Advent season in ERZBERG LEOBEN. Long-standing mining traditions bring Advent celebrations of a very special kind to the towns in the region. The events focus on the traditional celebrations of the miners. These include, in particular, the St. Barbara's Day celebrations on the day of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, as well as the marches and musical events that recall the miners' traditions.