26th August 2017 in Brixen im Thale, Hopfgarten, Itter, Kirchberg and Westendorf
The "Brixentaler Bergleuchten" celebrate midsummer in Tyrolean Brixental valley in the traditional way: mid-August thousand of flaming torches light up the night and surrounding mountains. As the sun sets in the Brixental Valley, a burning spectacle lights up the hills for all to see: More than 40,000 torches create impressive images on the mountainsides of the Brixental, such as bull and cow, the coat of arms of the Brixental Young Farmers. Every year the "Bergleuchten" delights both locals and guests, as the associations of Kirchberg, Brixen im Thale and Westendorf display their symbols, arms and initials on the freshly mown, natural canvas. Around 9:30 p.m. the works of art are lit and the valley is transformed into a flickering starlit sky.
In the valleys, the "Brixentaler Bergleuchten" is accompanied by mountain light festivals:
|Mountain light festival in Brixen im Thale|
|Mountain light festival in Itter by the outdoor pool|
|Mountain light festival in Westendorf by the bandstand|
Special operating hours cable cars
For those who would rather watch the spectacle from the mountains, the cable cars will run from 19:00 to 23:00 at half price. Here a colorful program of live music, culinary specialties and children's entertainment completes the flaming drama. Subject to changes!
The "Brixentaler Bergleuchten" is one of many Tyrolean mountain fires and deeply entrenched in the culture of the Kitzbüheler Alpen. The tradition can be traced back to pre-Christian times, when heathen mountain dwellers lit fires to summon the power of the sun.