Culture and traditions

Boredom does not exist in South Tyrol.

There is always something going on; throughout the whole year there are several highlights in the fields of sports, culture and traditions in Kastelruth. The village is also the home of the famous local band Kastelruther Spatzen and the ski racer Denise Karbon.
The farmer’s wedding in Kastelruth
People were used to get married in winter - due to the high amount of work people did not have time to get married in summer. This is why a real farmer’s wedding always includes sleighs.

The farmer’s wedding was not only a feast for the invitees - it was a celebration for the whole inhabitants of the village. It was a real farmers’ celebration.
The wedding society
In the background the Treffhof
The godchilds
Further cultural highlights
  • Christmas market in Kastelruth in the towns of Bozen, Brixen, Sterzing and Meran
  • The famous bike race Giro d’Italia
  • The farmer’s wedding in Kastelruth
  • The fire of the sacred heart (Herz Jesu)
  • The horses’ tournament of Oswald von Wolkenstein
  • Open-air concert of the Kastelruther Spatzen
  • Celebration of the churches’ patrons Peter and Paul with a procession
  • Concerts in the church and concerts of several local music bands
  • Feasts in the villages Kastelruth, Seis, Völs and St. Michael
  • Weeks of international chamber music
  • Thanksgiving
  • Walks to explore herbs
  • Walking on the witches’ trails
  • Guided hikes in the natural parks
  • Guided tours in the village with a climb to the steeple of Kastelruth
  • Several markets
  • Museums, e.g. The Iceman Museum, The Bee’s-Museum, The School-Museum in Tagusens, The Farmer’s Museum in St. Oswald
Seis / Siusi
After the church
Castle
From 29.05.-31. May 2015 takes place the event "Oswald von Wolkenstein Riding Tournament" 2014.

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