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Here you will find a list of interesting highlights in the Vinschgau region. For detailed information click on the title of the respective event.

ArcheoPark News  - The biotope of the man from the ice

ArcheoPark News - The biotope of the man from the ice

www.archeoparc.it
History, news, children’s program, special exhibits

Haflinger Horse Racing

Haflinger Horse Racing

www.meraninfo.it
The Haflinger Horse Race on Easter Monday has become a tradition. In addition to the actual horse race, the supporting program is all about these special horses with their distinctive blonde manes: In the morning there is a Haflinger parade in downtown Meran accompanied by bands and parade floats; between the individual horse races the riders organize trotting races, a race for three-year old stallions, whip cracking and western riding.

Ötzi Alpine Marathon

Ötzi Alpine Marathon

www.oetzi-alpin-marathon.com
From the blossoms to the glacier – starting in Naturns and ending at the Schnals Valley glacier – this extraordinary competition takes participants from the white and pink sea of the apple tree blossoms in the basin of the valley up into the world of eternal ice in the Schnals Valley to over 3,200 meters.
The 42.2 km (3,242 m difference in altitude) long marathon route, of which 24.2 km must be covered by mountain bike, 11.8 km by foot (running trail) and 6.2 km on touring skis, passes numerous scenic highlights. No matter whether the event is done by individual competitors or by a team of three (one athlete per discipline), the “Ötzi Alpine Marathon” is certain to be a very personal challenge for each participant.

May whip cracking in Prad am Stilfserjoch

May whip cracking in Prad am Stilfserjoch

www.goasslschnellerprad.net
This custom involves “awakening” the merry month of May during the night of April 30 to May 1.
Young boys, men and increasingly children who have mastered the art of whip cracking, crack their whips in the village’s streets and lanes as well as in the meadows above the village so as to awaken the ground and landscape from its long winter sleep.

Aquaprad visitor center in the Stilfserjoch national park

Aquaprad visitor center in the Stilfserjoch national park

naturatrafoi.com/aquaprad
“Aquaprad” with its 14 aquariums and open-air pond, which visitors can look into, provides unique insights into the region’s underwater world. The upper floor is home to some special exhibits that encourage visitors to think about the topic of national parks.

Traditional Whit Monday Procession

Traditional Whit Monday Procession

Procession to the “Heilig Drei Brunnen” (Three Holy Wells)
From Trafoi you can take a half-hour walk to the popular “Heilig Drei Brunnen” (Three Holy Wells) pilgrimage destination. The view into the bottom of the valley surrounded by giant cliffs of rock and ice with the Trafoier Eiswand mountain is quite impressive. The pilgrimage church stands on ground that was buried by a mudflow. The miraculous image of the Mother of God is brought to Trafoi every year for the winter in a festive procession, where it is exhibited in the church until Whitsun (Pentecost).

Traditional herding of the sheep up to the mountain pastures

Traditional herding of the sheep up to the mountain pastures

www.schnalstal.com/de/sommer
Up to 3,500 sheep are herded up to the Ötztal Valley to the summer pastures via the Hochjoch (2,857 m) and the Niederjoch (3,019 m).

Strawberry Day in the Strowberries Valley of the Val Venosta

Strawberry Day in the Strowberries Valley of the Val Venosta

www.martell.it/beeren/suedtiroler-erdbeerfest/
Close your eyes and enjoy sweet fruits! - Martell Valley, the Vinschgau High Alpine Valley in Stilfserjoch National Park below “King Ortler”; 50 years ago strawberries were cultivated for the first time at altitudes of up to 1,700 m. Today the cultivation of these berries in Europe’s highest closed growing area has long achieved cult and cultural status. The outstanding quality of the Martell Valley strawberries is attributed to the mild winter, the warm days and the cool nights. A large strawberry festival is held at which a giant strawberry cake is cut by the Strawberry Queen.

Yak alpine pasture with Reinhold Messner

Yak alpine pasture with Reinhold Messner

www.messner-mountain-museum.it
Every year the famous herding of the yaks to the summer meadow near Madritsch takes place. Reinhold Messner will personally herd the scraggly four-legged animals from the Himalayas from the cableway valley station in Sulden towards the Schaubachhütte, together with friends, guests and curious onlookers. Meeting point: 8:30 a.m. at the cableway valley station in Sulden.

Marble and apricots

Marble and apricots

www.vinschgau.net/media/9c426aef-df4b-4886-9e8c-28995a018bb4/marmormarillenbroschuere2015.pdf
Traditional celebration “Marble & Apricots”. Three days of special events like the visit of marble´s factories, apricots market, farmers market, food specialities, children programs ,a rich cultural program (exhibitions, visit of marble caves, concerts) and more...

Lake Reschen Run

Lake Reschen Run

www.reschenseelauf.it

Jousting in Schluderns

Jousting in Schluderns

www.ritterspiele.it
Once again this year, Schluderns offers the ideal setting for the South Tyrol Knight Games (Südtiroler Ritterspiele). In the historic ambiance of Churburg Castle, the Lichtenberg castle ruin, the Fürstenburg and Marienberg Monastery, spectacular exhibition fights will keep the audience enthralled.

“Sacramento City” Country Fest

“Sacramento City” Country Fest

The scenery looked great by day, but when it got dark the ambiance was magnificent. A large fairground on the edge of the forest, a fantastic Western-style town, some small saloons, an underground bar, a tiny church, great bands on stage and a dancefloor. And everything was illuminated with lots of little lights. All of the musicians and bands played extremely well, but the “Cripple Creek Band” from Germany was the highlight of the evening. Over 4,000 visitors listened and watched with enthusiasm. For those who are country folk at heart – what more could you want?

Keep the road free for bicycles!

Keep the road free for bicycles!

www.stelviobike.com
The Stilfserjochstrasse closed to motorized traffic! A special kind of highlight! Once again this year the Stilfserjochstrasse will be closed for an entire day so that all cyclists can let loose! An exciting adventure.

Vinschgau Pear Days

Vinschgau Pear Days

The third Sunday in September, actually the national holiday of the brotherhood “Sieben Schmerzen Mariens” (The Seven Sorrows of Mary), has long been renamed by the citizens of Glurns as “Pala-Pira-Sunnta” and selected as their secret “Kirchta” (parish fair); a week-long supporting program is offered.

Descent of cows from alpine pastures in the Vinschgau Valley

Descent of cows from alpine pastures in the Vinschgau Valley

The arrival of the cows is celebrated with a festival that features a band, a farmer’s market, food tasting with typical and tasty products from the Alps, as well as presentations with traditional hand-crafted goods.

Traditional herding of the sheep down from the mountain pastures

Traditional herding of the sheep down from the mountain pastures

Herding of up to 3,500 sheep down from the summer pastures in the Ötztal Valley via Hochjoch and Niederjoch to Kurzras and Vernagt. Here the herds are received with a large shepherds’ festival.

Sulden Alpine School’s summer program

Sulden Alpine School’s summer program

www.alpinschule-ortler.com
www.feel-the-mountains.com

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