Each year, many visitors come to experience this exceptional annual ecclesiastical spectacle, held annually since the year 1632 on Traunsee Lake.
The festival of Corpus Christi celebrates the Eucharist as the body of Christ. The name 'Corpus Christi' is Latin for 'the body of Christ'.
This jubilant festival is celebrated by Roman Catholics to proclaim the truth of the transubstantiation of bread and wine into the actual body of Christ during Mass.
Following the Festive Mass at the Parish Church, the crowd leaves the church by 09:00am and parades to the lake to get aboard two ancient boats, known as "Fuhr". The Lake Procession was introduced in the village of Traunkirchen in the year 1632 by Jesuit priests. And is still celebrated the way they used to do centuries ago.
The fourth and last station of the procession is the War memorial where the lake will resound with a hymn by Ludwig van Beethoven.
* Take a walk around the church and around Johannesberg
* Participation in the procession and the option to get aboard historic paddle steamer Gisela, the most beautiful boat on Traunsee Lake.
Departure: 09:00am after the Festive Mass at the Parish Church at the jetty in Traunkirchen, monastery garden
Return estimated by 10:45pm
Cost: Adult: EUR 10.00; Child (aged 6 over): EUR 7.00
Tickets will be sold on premises on the day of the event, beginning 08:15am
Call Pfarramt Traunkirchen at 07617/2214
* Electric boats seating up to four people are available for hire on the Village Square of Traunkirchen
* Special Cruises are offered by Schifffahrt Loidl, Traunkirchen
Call 07617/ 3261 for details; www.wassertaxi.at
Departure: 08:30am; Traunkirchen Village Square
Cost: Adult: EUR 12.00; Child: EUR 7.00
* Special Cruises are offered by Traunseeschiffahrt, Gmunden
Call 07612/ 66070 for details
Departure: 07:45am; Gmunden Rathaus Square
Cost: Adult: EUR 18.50; Child: EUR 14.50
Departure: 08:15am; Ebensee Jetty
Cost: Adult: EUR 16.50; Child: EUR 12.50
* Groups of up to 40:
Schifffahrt Loidl , 4801 Traunkirchen
Call 07617/ 3206 for details
* Groups of 40+
can get aboard a Fuhr Boat (call 07617/2214)
Traunsee Schiffahrt Eder
Tel 07612/ 66070
07:00am Church Service at the Parish Church
08:00am Former Bishop Maximilian Aichern celebrates a Festive Mass at the Parish Church
09:00am Lake Procession on Traunsee Lake in Traunkirchen
11:15am Church Service at the Parish Church
FAX 07617/ 22144