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Tradition and Customs

Tradition and Customs in Upper Venosta Valley

Year-Long Living Traditions

In the cultural region of the Upper Venosta Valley, customs and tradition are kept alive, in much the same way as art, culture and biodiversity. Here, innovation and tradition happily coexist, The Upper Venosta Valley has an ongoing tradition of Alpine dairies, which today produce excellent local organic dairy products, by means of carefully managed animal husbandry techniques and according to the highest modern standards. The local products can be bought at the various markets located in the Upper Venosta Valley, which have been taking place on certain recurring days for many centuries.

Ancient traditions, such as the Launching of Burning Disk (Scheibenschlagen) on the mystical Tartscher Buehel landscape on the first Sunday of Lent in February, are kept alive in the Upper Venosta Valley. The hurling of the burning disks is an unforgettable event, where winter is symbolically exorcised, heralding the advent of springtime. The various traditional events held during the Advent-period throughout December are also spectacular. The wild excesses of the Krampus-guilds and the Nikolaus-processions keep the children entertained all the way through till Christmas. In June, the Sacred Heart fires on the mountains can be seen over long distances and are a visual spectacle. In the autumn traditional, centuries-old markets like the All Saints Market of Glorenza as well as convivial gatherings (such as the chestnut festivals) continue to attract many visitors.

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Discover, Taste and Experience the Markets of Upper Venosta Valley
 
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We help you to find the ideal accomodations in the Upper Venosta Valley Holiday Area
 
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From 8 to 11 december 2016 the old arcades and the tranquil town square are the romantic backdrop for the Glorenza Christmas market.
 
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Discover the numerous hiking trails along the irrigations channel paths
Welcome to the Upper Venosta culture region
Hike along ancient irrigation channels, partake of winter sports on glacial areas beneath impressive Alpine peaks or ride your bike along the Roman trade route Via Claudia Augusta. Relax in small villages and peaceful valleys with amiable hosts. Discover numerous cultural sites and the unique culinary delights of Upper Venosta Valley.