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Discover Germany | Special Theme | Austrian Wedding Special

Photo: © Flickr.com, babe_kats

Photo: © Flickr.com, babe_kats

Whether one seeks to get married in pure, rural nature in front of a magnificent mountain scenery, on a lake or in the city in a luxurious hotel, couples will find it all in Austria. So, if you decide to have a wedding here, be sure to know all the local customs that are associated with a wedding. For example, Austrian brides tend to spend their last night as an unmarried woman in their parents’ house where she is woken up by a loud noise like fireworks very early in the morning. This noise not only wakes her up for the special day, it is also said to expel evil spirits. Another tradition is to kidnap the bride. This is normally done by best friends.

Photo: © Flickr.com, Monday Morning Flower and Balloon Co.

After kidnapping the bride, they take her from bar to bar and the husband has to pay every bill after that. Furthermore, sawing tree trunks is still a popular custom throughout Austria – especially in rural regions. After the wedding in church, a tree is placed on the road which the couple want to pass. They then have to cut it through together to get to a happy future. Last but not least, one tends to see cans on the wedding car in Austria. The loud noise this brings about is said to expel evil spirits, as well as to call attention to the newly married couple. In our special theme, we give you some more great ideas to celebrate your special

day. Whether you are still looking for a beautiful dress or need help with planning it all, be sure to read our following pages.

AUSTRIA’S TOP WEDDING LOCATIONS - Salzkammergut: Breath-taking lakes and a magnificent mountain scenery. - Lake Neusiedl: a great combination of event locations and nature. - Vienna: The capital offers an abundance of great hotels and event locations for one’s special day. - Vorarlberg: Those who seek a country wedding, will find their best bet in this region.

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Discover Germany, Issue 44, November 2016  

Discover Germany promotes German, Swiss & Austrian Design, Tourism, Food, Culture and Business.

Discover Germany, Issue 44, November 2016  

Discover Germany promotes German, Swiss & Austrian Design, Tourism, Food, Culture and Business.