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.

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    The traditional costume of the Val Pusteria valley

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


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


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

    Bobbin lacemaking

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

    Wood Craft

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


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

    Sacred Heart Fires

    Always on the third Sunday after Whitsun, the Sacred Heart Fires light up the sky,…
  8. Alta Badia umzug veranstaltung

    Assumption Day

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

    Burning of witches

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

    Return of the cattle

    Every year at the end of summer, when the cattle returns from the alpine pastures…
  11. Gsieser Almhuettenfest

    Val Casies Mountain Pasture Festival

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

    Franz Defregger

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

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