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Apples and pears, cider traditions

The rail trip up the Pöstlingberg gets the whole event off on an genuine high note. Then, a torchlight walk from the terminus at the top of the hill to the panorama, viewing platform is on the programme followed by a visit to the Freisederwirt, where the host awaits with a cider aperitif. Afterwards fun and games begin such as cider bottle fishing, a sack race slalom and a nailing competiton ...

The traditions keep arriving with the subsequent Kistnessen consisting of rural delicacies freshly cooked on an open fire. The rustic pressing house dating from the 19th century offers plenty of space for large groups on two floors. What's special is that homemade cider and fruit juices, beer, water and wine are available on an all inclusive basis until the stroke of midnight.

Our tip! On request a professional cider sommelier will supervise a tasting with samples from varous cider regions. A cider quiz then offers a chance for the tasters to show what they have learned.

Characteristics: teamorientated, sportive, sociable, typical Linz
Date: possible all year (torchlight walk only in winter)
Size of group: 50 - 150 persons (on request 20 - 200 persons in the inn)
Duration: 3 - 5 hours
Price: on demand (with aperitif, flat rate beverages, "Kistnessen"; calculation basis: 50 persons; possible heating surcharge)

Information:
Gasthaus Freiseder (german)  (new window), E-Mail: gasthaus@freiseder.at, phone +43 732 731560
Pöstlingbergbahn  (new window), E-Mail: grottenbahn@linzag.at, phone +43 732 3400 7406

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