Nativity Scene

Exhibitions

Artistic Christmas nativity scenes are to Advent celebrations as the Schafberg Mountain is to Lake Wolfgangsee.


Strobl and St. Gilgen are the places to experience this very much alive tradition here in the Salzkammergut and, at the same time, to discover facts and learn some interesting things about the history of the Christmas nativity scene and its construction.

Watch over the shoulder of a nativity scene designer in St. Gilgen’s Hotel Post! Whether traditional or oriental, whether large or small, each of the expert craftsman Sepp Winkler’s, nativity scenes depicts the story in rich detail and in its own special way, and each nativity scene is guaranteed to be unique.


Every Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 5pm, children can take part in creating these much-loved nativity scenes in the Hotel Post’s Salettl. The nativity scene village of Strobl has two exhibitions! In the Lesesaal (reading room) of the Strobl council offices, be prepared to be astonished by over 50 exhibits from home and abroad.

During the 11 months before the beginning of the exhibition, the artworks are lovingly gathered together by the curator, Brigitta Zopf, in order to offer the visitor a new, exciting tour through the world of the nativity scene each year. Entrance is free. We also offer guided tours to groups. Please book on office@wolfgangsee.at, or on +43 (0)6137 – 7255. The price per person is € 6,50 which includes a warming schnapps!


No less exciting are the gems next door created by the children of the local junior school, also on exhibition. The children are naturally very proud to show their (approximately) 30 hand-crafted nativity scenes made out of roots, moss and pottery figurines to visitors.  They also look forward to any donations!


The exhibitions are always accessible during the opening times of the Advent markets in St. Gilgen and Strobl - Thursday to Sunday from 10am to 7.30pm.