25.04. | 09.00 am | Fortress Hohensalzburg

The Georgi Riders

The mounted procession of the Georgi Riders takes place in honour of St. George. The riders of the civil guard ride their decorated horses from Kapitelplatz to the Hohensalzburg fortress. In St. George's Chapel, a Mass is celebrated in honour of the patron saint, with a subsequent horse blessing ceremony in the courtyard. A celebration takes place in Kapitelplatz with a beer tent, food stalls and brass bands.

Georgi Riders procession to the fortress

  • 09:30 am: Holy Mass in St. George's Chapel
  • 10:00 am: Mounted procession and march to the fortress
  • 10:30 am: Blessing of the horses in the castle courtyard

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Information for your visit

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• Admission subject to provision of 1 of the 3 official Covid certificates: Negative PCR test (max. 72 hours old), a supervised antigen test (max. 24 hours old), or proof of full vaccination / proof of recovery (max. 6 months old). Children under 12 years of age are exempted from these rules. Additionally, visitors are required to register digitally or in writing at the venue.

• FFP2 masks obligatory in all indoor areas, staircases and lifts.

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