A Pannonian festival for gourmets
Every year in autumn Burgenland holds the Gans Burgenland (Burgenland geese) gourmet festival, during which 40 attractive offers and events associated with Burgenland’s feathered emblem take place from the start of September until well into December. The spectrum ranges from feather pillow-stuffing workshops, via Martinmas events, to delicious goose-based gala dinners.Until the 1960s almost every village had a flock of geese and a crispy, freshly roasted goose was the crowning glory of almost every feast. Geese then almost disappeared. In 2002 a group of dedicated farmers came together to found the “Südburgenländische Weidegans“ association, an organisation committed to upholding the tradition of south Burgenland free-range geese, and in a very short time they had revived the fortunes of this traditional domestic animal.