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Solstice fire on Hohe Salve

The celebration for the summer solstice on the summit

Please note: Due to the Covid-19 regulations there will be no evening gondola operation in Hopfgarten in 2020

The solstice has a long tradition in the Holiday Region Hohe Salve and is a true spectacle. The mountaintops are ablaze when the longest day comes upon the shortest night. On 20 June fires are lit on the mountaintops. The fires are supposed to boost the power of the sun and keep away evil from humans and animals. Witness a unique tradition on the summit of Hohe Salve. The fires in the evening mountain ambience will impress you!

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    20 June 2020

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    from 19:00

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    Summit Hohe Salve

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    Tradition & Customs

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In the Holiday Region Hohe Salve, every year numerous groups and clubs set off for the mountaintops, where shortly after darkness sets in they light the big fires. The flames then shine mystically from the summits. The people on the mountain welcome summer with the fires and celebrate the longest day of the year. In Hopfgarten this special day sees a big fire lit on the summit of Hohe Salve.

  • Fire burning solstice Holiday Region Hohe Salve
  • Fire burning solstice Holiday Region Hohe Salve
  • Fire burning solstice Holiday Region Hohe Salve
  • Fire burning solstice Holiday Region Hohe Salve
  • Fire burning solstice Holiday Region Hohe Salve
  • Fire burning solstice Holiday Region Hohe Salve
  • Fire burning solstice Holiday Region Hohe Salve

Tour tip: From the mid-station on foot up to Hohe Salve

Combine your visit to the solstice fires with a hike. From the mid-station of the Salvenbahn I you can get to the summit of Hohe Salve in around two hours. Witness the wonderful panorama at twilight and enjoy the sunset on the mountain. With the fires on the summit and the culinary highlights in the summit lodge, you can enjoy a very special end to the day!

Via Rigi to the summit of the Hohe Salve

  • directions_walkMediumLevel
  • access_time2:00 hDuration
  • arrow_right_alt3,6 kmDistance
  • terrain1828 mHighest point
  • trending_up700 mUphill
  • trending_down270 mDownhill
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