Region Trachtenumzug Brauchtum Kultur Tirol
Region Trachtenumzug Brauchtum Kultur Tirol

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:

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  1. History of Tyrol
    Geschichte Tirols

    History of Tyrol

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

    Return of the cattle

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

    Sacred Heart Fires

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

    Klaubaufgehen

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

    Krapfenschnappen

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

    Perchtenlauf

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

    Franz Defregger

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

    Max Weiler

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