© Photo: Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH./Robert Maybach: Enjoy the view in Upper Austria
Enjoy the view in Upper Austria

nußdorf cot

Nußdorf am Attersee, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)

The angel knows the way!

Every year during the Advent season in Nußdorf am Attersee a nativity scene is set up from the end of November to the end of January. Lifesize nativity scene figures are displayed in the music pavilion of the municipality of Nußdorf am Attersee. The figures depict people from Nußdorf and this in amazing similarity.

Gradually more and more nativity scene figures have been created by female sculptors, including animals and secondary figures. In the year 2000 some more figures were created, for example a young couple of brothers. The former owners of Ragging are also in the circle: as a butcher with a sausage wreath in his pocket and as an landlady who cares for the well-being of the guests and since 2001 also Hanni's aunt. Already a considerable distance in the past lies the aristocratic cot visitor Baron Eugen von Ransonnet. After a delay the three kings also joined the Nussdorf christmas cot.

Today, the municipality owes him the first developments regarding tourism in the municipality of Nußdorf am Attersee.

The man sized figures stand in the music pavilion in Nußdorf and are never overlooked by walkers or people passing by on the street.

The angel, which is placed above the cot announces
"Take a rest and look where the people of Nußdorf keep watch at the village cot at Christmas time - and at their ancestors!"

The figures were made according to own designs by Mrs Nora Brünnhofer.
She is a trained painter and sculptor and has been responsible for countless sets and masks at the Linz State Theatre since 1970.

When selecting the materials, special emphasis was placed on weather resistance and easy handling. Since the figures are larger than life, they need a lot of supporting hands to set them up.

Goldhaubengruppe, Verschönerungsverein and the friends of the village cot wish a nice stay at the Nußdorf cot!

End of November until mid-January in the Music Pavilion!

  • opened daily
  • open to the public
  • Can only be viewed from outside


500 m

Accessibility / arrival

Arrival by car:
Freeway A1 - Exit St.Georgen -> Direction Attersee, on the B151 to Nußdorf.
Innkreisautobahn A8 to Ried, federal road via Vöcklamarkt, St. Georgen , Attersee, Nußdorf

Arrival by train:
Westbahn to Vöcklamarkt, with Atterseebahn to station Attersee -> 4km to Nußdorf (bus connection)
or to Vöcklabruck -> bus connection to Nußdorf

  • Parking space: 20
Travelling by public transport
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  • Toilet facility
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
  • Winter

Please get in touch for more information.


nußdorf cot
4865 Nußdorf am Attersee

Phone +43 7666 7719 - 40
Fax machine +43 7666 7719 - 49
E-Mail info.nussdorf@attersee.at
Web attersee-attergau.salzkammergut.at

Legal contact information

Nußdorfer Krippe
AT-4865 Nußdorf am Attersee

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