search
close
  • Angath
  • Angerberg
  • Brixen im Thale
  • Erpfendorf
  • Fieberbrunn
  • Hochfilzen
  • Hopfgarten
  • Kelchsau
  • Kirchberg
  • Kitzbühel
  • Kirchbichl
  • Kirchdorf
  • Itter
  • St. Jakob in Haus
  • St. Johann in Tirol
  • St. Ulrich am Pillersee
  • Mariastein
  • Westendorf
  • Oberndorf
  • Waidring
  • Wörgl

Solstice fire on Hohe Salve

The celebration for the summer solstice on the summit

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 18 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!

  • event

    When?

    18 June 2022

  • schedule

    What time?

    from 19:00

  • pin_drop

    Where?

    Summit Hohe Salve

  • accessibility

    What?

    Tradition & Customs

Event tip

The gondola trip

  • checkEvening hours of the gondola lifts Hopfgarten: 19:00 to 23:00

  • checkPrices: round-trip Hohe Salve € 20.00 for adults, € 10.00 for children

  • checkall hiking season tickets and hiking passes can be used for the trip up

The schedule

  • checkfrom 19:30: musical entertainment

  • checkaround 21:00: fires are lit

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

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.

Hohe Salve is not just a wonderful panoramic mountain, it was already used by the Celts as a power place for rituals to worship the sun. Beautiful, magical and mystical, that’s how you can describe the fire on the summit of Hohe Salve. The gondola lift will take you up to the summit in comfort on this day even at night time. Hikers can also make their way up the mountain along the well signposted trails. Those who make it up to the mountain in time, can enjoy fantastic views and a breathtaking sunset before the fire is lit. The summit lodge is also open for the solstice and provides the perfect setting for enjoying Tirolean treats. Musical entertainment ensures a great atmosphere to enjoy with your friends and loved ones.

Background

Countdown

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

  • Open
  • directions_walkMediumLevel
  • access_time3:30 hDuration
  • arrow_right_alt3,7 kmDistance
  • terrain1828 mHighest point
  • trending_up650 mUphill
  • Details

Further events

  • Holiday

    In the Kitzbühel Alps

    Get ready for your best holiday in Austria! Find your hotel, apartment, holiday apartment, holiday home, farmhouse, private room, guest house, inn or B&B.

  • event
    event
    2 Adultperson
  • We will be happy to advise you personally

    Support

    Accommodation & Booking

    mail_outlineNon-binding enquiry
close

choose travel period

eventtouch_appcheckSelect the arrival date

Next
Next

Persons & Units

person
person
arrow_drop_down
arrow_drop_down
arrow_drop_down
arrow_drop_down
arrow_drop_down
arrow_drop_down
person
person
arrow_drop_down
arrow_drop_down
arrow_drop_down
arrow_drop_down
arrow_drop_down
arrow_drop_down
person
person
arrow_drop_down
arrow_drop_down
arrow_drop_down
arrow_drop_down
arrow_drop_down
arrow_drop_down
Add unitadd_circle
Confirmation
Confirmation

More information at

Preloader

One Moooh-ment please