Tradition and culture

Numerous valleys in South Tyrol succeeded in preserving their characteristics, customs and traditions, which are often still in use.

Customs and traditions are of utmost importance in South Tyrol. Various museums, cultural highlights and events characterise the course of the year in South Tyrol and make your holidays even more varied. Come and join our cultural journey across South Tyrol!

  1. Farm Handcrafts

    Over generations handcrafts have been playing an important role on South Tyrol’s farms.
  2. Ladin language and culture

    The Ladin language is a Rhaeto-Romance language, which today is still spoken by…
  3. Peasant wedding in Castelrotto

    The traditional peasant wedding is held bi-yearly in January in Castelrotto.
  4. Proder Maschger Carnival

    The “Maschger” of Prato allo Stelvio are let out at the craziest time of the year.
  5. “Egetmann” Carnival Parade in Termeno

    Every odd year, the traditional Egetmann Carnival Parade, one of the craziest…
  6. Fires in honour of Jesus

    “Herz-Jesu-Feuer” is the German name for the Sacred Heart Fires, taking place in June.
  7. Witches’ dance

    In mid July whitches dance in Alta Badia at the Passo delle Erbe.
  8. Cattle drive

    The return of the cattle is a colourful event in autumn which every year attracts…
  9. Christmas customs

    Advent wreaths and Christmas tree balls - it’s time for Christmas in South Tyrol.
  10. Woodcarving

    The tradition of woodcarving in Val Gardena is many centuries old.
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