Events & Excursion destinations
We like to celebrate ...
... not for nothing are we also known as the Valley of Music. Throughout the year there are always festivals and events of any kind.
The highlight of the festival year is certainly the Wildschönau "Talfest" (valley festival) in August, which is widely known. The absolute highlight is probably the colorful parade on Sunday of the Talfest, which leads through the village of the organizing brass band. Around 700 participants are involved in the event: brass bands, numerous magnificent floats, marksmen and many other traditional clubs in the region. Afterwards there will be concerts of participating brass bands in the marquee. The Talfest always takes place on the second weekend of August from Thursday to Sunday and changes every year through our villages. Next time in Auffach from 5th - 8th of August 2021.
The "Almabtrieb" (Homecoming festival) is also very popular here in the Wildschönau valley. When the cows are colorfully and artistically decorated, we go back to the valley together. Over 500 recovered and happy animals come back to the valley and to their home stables. This festival day is of course accompanied by an alpine festival with music and a handicraft and farmers market - it is always worth a visit.
It gets more contemplative in the Advent season. At our traditional mountain advent in the Farming Museum z’Bach, the perfect setting for in-depth conversations and “coming down” is offered in the quiet time. Whether the traditional way of blowing the tune or Advent singing - this is how you can enjoy the pre-Christmas season. The “Anklöpfler”, a traditional singing group of shepherds, are always a highlight. In addition to the cultural program, there is a great Christmas market and great delicacies, so culinary delights are also well taken care of. Children are also well catered for with face painting and the Christkind post office. The Wildschönau Mountain Advent always takes place on the first two Advent weekends.
But there is always something going on in the high valley. Regardless of whether it is sporting events, musical events, lectures, guided hikes - there is something for everyone. Stay up to date on various events.
What else you should have seen ...
"You don't just travel to arrive, but above all to be on the move." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If you are looking for a bit of culture in addition to relaxation, you've come to the right place! Our high valley offers great excursion destinations - but there is also a lot to discover in the area.
What you can explore in the Wildschönau:
- How about a visit to the Farming Museum z'Bach?
- The 1st Tyrolean Wood Museum is fun and interesting.
- You can find out everything about cheese at the Show Diary Schönangeralm.
- Adventure can be found in the Show Mine Lehenlahn.
- A natural treasure to be found in the Kundl Gorge.