Brixen Valley 'Antlassritt' - Horseback Procession
Tradition is very important in the Brixen valley - the horseback procession has been taking place in the Brixen valley for over 300 years. Every year locals and guests alike look forward to this impressive procession with beautifully decorated horses through the valley with approx. 90 horsemen from Brixen, Kirchberg and Westendorf participating. 12.00 noon: The riders from Westendorf and Kirchberg meet outside the churches of their respective villages. 1.00 p.m.: Approx. 90 riders, including the three priests from the parishes of Kirchberg, Brixen and Westendorf meet outside the parish church in Brixen and proceed on their adorned horses from Brixen to the chapel in Klausen, Kirchberg. 2.00 p.m.: The horseback procession passes through Kirchberg and is accommpanied by the brass bands from Kirchberg and Aschau through the town. The priests bless the spectators with the Blessed Sacrament and the riders say the rosary aloud, at various stages throughout the procession. After the gospel readings and blessing at the Klausen chapel, and a short rest, the procession begins the same return route. WARNING: The main road between Kitzbühel and Brixen im Thale is closed from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.!
Thursday, June 3, 2021