Traditon & culture

Church parades, the return of the cattle from the pastures and “Kirchtagsmichl“, customs and traditions are of utmost importance in Val Pusteria.

Customs and traditions are of utmost importance in Val Pusteria and inhabitants try hard not to let them fall into oblivion. With pleasure the customs are revived on certain occasions and celebrated with enthusiasm.

Religious feasts and processions, from the traditional folklore costume of the Val Pusteria to different treats for your palates, traditions are very important and inhabitants also try to pass these traditions on from generation to generation. Above all the Valle Aurina and the Val Badia are proud of their traditions.

  1. The traditional costume of the Val Pusteria valley

    The traditional costume of the Val Pusteria valley

    Solemnly decorated and lovingly embroidered - the costume of the Val Pusteria is a…
  2. Kirchtagsmichl

    Kirchtagsmichl

    A peculiar tradition with Bavarian roots is the so-called “Kirchtagsmichl”, a…
  3. Krapfenbetteln

    Krapfenbetteln

    When masked boys move from farm to farm, it’s time for the “Krapfenbetteln”.
  4. Bobbin lacemaking

    Bobbin lacemaking

    When the mine in Predoi closed down, the families in the Valle Aurina Valley had to…
  5. Wood Craft

    Wood Craft

    The wood craft in the Valle Aurina valley originated from the boredom of shepherds…
  6. Ranggeln

    Ranggeln

    A special kind of wrestling in South Tyrol is called “Ranggeln” and is a rather old…
  7. Sacred Heart Fires

    Sacred Heart Fires

    Always on the first Sunday after the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Sacred Heart…
  8. Assumption Day

    Assumption Day

    The 15th of August is an important feast day in South Tyrol. The shops and offices…
  9. Burning of witches

    Burning of witches

    In East Tyrol, the former burning of witches is remembered during the carnival…
  10. Return of the cattle

    Return of the cattle

    Every year at the end of summer, when the cattle returns from the alpine pastures…
  11. Val Casies Mountain Pasture Festival

    Val Casies Mountain Pasture Festival

    The mountain huts in the Valle di Casies valley invite you to a hearty Marende snack!
  12. Christmas Market in Brunico

    Christmas Market in Brunico

    The Christmas Market in Brunico offers a lot both for children and adults.
  13. Christmas Market in Lienz

    Christmas Market in Lienz

    Every year, Lienz hosts a very atmospheric Advent Market on its main square and in…
  14. Franz Defregger

    Franz Defregger

    Franz Defregger, a well-known painter and friend of Andreas Hofer, came from…
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