Tradition and culture

In Tyrol, traditions are of great value and have been passed on from generation to generation.

Time goes by and the landscape changes in the course of time, but traditions and customs are still preserved. Still today processions take place, feast days are held and dished are still prepared according to traditional receipts!

In this section you are informed about customs and traditions in Tyrol:

  1. History of Tyrol

    History of Tyrol

    The history of Tyrol dates back thousands of years and is characterised by many…
  2. Return of the cattle

    Return of the cattle

    Every year in Tyrol some 180,000 horses, sheep, steers and goats spend their summer…
  3. Sacred Heart Fires

    Sacred Heart Fires

    The Sacred Heart Fire is a tradition that has its origins in the 19th century and…
  4. Klaubaufgehen

    Klaubaufgehen

    From December 4 to 6, Matrei in East Tyrol is dominated by eerie companions walking…
  5. Krapfenschnappen

    Krapfenschnappen

    In some localities of East Tyrol, there is a very old tradition called…
  6. Perchtenlauf

    Perchtenlauf

    The traditional “Perchtenlauf” in Tyrol is aimed at banishing winter and evil…
  7. Franz Defregger

    Franz Defregger

    Still in his lifetime the Tyrolean artist was ennobled and honoured for his masterpieces.
  8. Albin Egger-Lienz

    Albin Egger-Lienz

    His works mainly concentrate on scenes of WWI and most of his artworks are anti-war…
  9. Max Weiler

    Max Weiler

    The famous Austrian artist Max Weiler is a master of his buisiness.
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