Event highlights 2016
A varied mix of interesting events in the Hall-Wattens region – in annual summary form
18th & 19th of March, 2016, Stiftsplatz, Hall in Tirol
09.00 am to 05.00 pm
Some 25 stallholders sell Easter baskets, candles and a variety of eggs and decorations at the Hall in Tirol Easter Market. Shoppers can also purchase Italian specialities, organic produce, local delicacies and chocolate Easter specialities. Younger visitors can enjoy the rabbits and lambs in the petting zoo and make their own Easter gifts at the craft stall. While the market is in town, the Stubenhaus in the Oberer Stadtplatz town square is hosting an exhibition called "Kunst am Ei" (The Art of Eggs), where visitors can purchase hand-crafted items.
Saturday, 30th of April 2016, Stiftsplatz Hall in Tirol
10.00 am to 04.00 pm
The area around the villages of Thaur and Absam is often referred to the largest vegetable garden in Austria. 60% of all radishes cultivated in Austria are grown here in the North Tyrolean vegetable-growing region, along with many other vegetables. The harvest is celebrated at the annual Radieschenfest radish festival with music, local delicacies and plenty of radishes!
712 years of shopping in Hall in Tirol Old Town - Late Night Shopping
4th of May 2016, Old Town of Hall in Tirol
05.00 pm till midnight
Hall in Tirol has a long tradition as a key market town, with plenty of buying and selling. In bygone days most of the shopping was done at the annual fairs, which stocked all kinds of goods. Nowadays, shoppers can purchase goods in the town throughout the year. The late-night shopping event has been organised to celebrate this illustrious history. Shops and restaurants will be open until midnight, allowing visitors to stroll around and do some shopping. Many retailers will be offering special promotions and live music.
Karwendel Nature Park visits Hall in Tirol
Saturday, 14th of May 2016, Upper Town Square, Hall in Tirol
Visitors can find out more about the largest national park in Austria at the Oberer Stadtplatz town square in Hall in Tirol. This project involves the Hall-Wattens Tourist Board, Austrian Federal Forests, the State Forest Service and Stadtmarketing Hall, the town's marketing organisation. Adults and children can get better acquainted with the nature reserve on their doorstep through the Karwendel Olympics and a variety of other areas with displays and hands-on activities.
10th Raiffeisen Half-Marathon, Hall - Wattens
Saturday, 21strd of May 2016, Hall - Wattens Region
from 02.00 pm till 08.00 pm
The route of the Raiffeisen Half-Marathon takes runners from the Old Town of Hall in Tirol to Absam, along the banks of the River Inn via Volders to Wattens, through the villages of Fritzens, Baumkirchen and Mils, then returning to Hall in Tirol. A course rich in variety which requires competitors to overcome some elevation changes along the way.
Arts & Crafts Market "Female World"
11th of June 2016, Old Town of Hall in Tirol
from 09.00 am til 05.00 pm
This year the Feldkirch Arts & Crafts market known as "Female World" - which has already enjoyed a reputation going far beyond the provincial border, makes its fourth appearance in Hall in Tirol. At market stands you will find many products designed for a variety of purposes and made up of several materials. This market has become well known for its one-of-a-kind, hand-made items.
Great Sale days - Hall in Tirol Summer Market
5th and 6th of August, 2016, Old Town of Hall in Tirol
Friday: 10.00 am to 06.00 pm, Saturday: 10.00 am to 05.00 pm
There are plenty of bargains to be snapped up in the last few day of the summer sales in Hall in Tirol's Old Town.
Klangstadt music festival in Hall in Tirol
Saturday, 23th of July, 2016, Old Town of Hall in Tirol
04.00 pm to 10.00 pm
The Klangstadt music festival presents a different kind of street music in the form of little musical islands for visitors to explore in Hall in Tirol's Old Town. The festival provides an entertaining exploration of the boundaries between traditional and contemporary folk music and world music.
More information is available at www.klangstadt.at
Hall's Autumn Wine Festival
2nd and 3rd of September, 2016, Oberer Stadtplatz, Hall in Tirol
Friday: 5.00 pm to 10.00 pm
Saturday: 10.00 am to 10.00 pm
For two days, 14 vine-growers will be offering solely Austrian wines for tasting and buying. Great music and lively entertainment, served up alongside typical wine tavern delicacies and the finest fermented juices of the grape, help to create a cheerful atmosphere.
14th International Sprachsalz Literary Festival
10th to 12th of September, 2016, Hall in Tirol
Some 20 writers have received invitations to read extracts from their works at Hall in Tirol's 14th "Sprachsalz". "Literature for all" is the message the organisers are seeking to propagate. The readings and talks (free of charge) with authors in the stylish atmosphere of the Parkhotel, Kurhaus Hall and the Ablinger.Garber Media Tower will also be a fine cultural event for the many writers, who find it simply "magnificent" (Alberto Manguel).
Organic Mountain Farmers' Festival
10th of September 2016, Stiftsplatz, Hall in Tirol
from 10.00 am till 05.00 pm
"Taste and enjoy delicious organic food" is the theme for the organic mountain farmers' September festival. BIO vom BERG, the trademark of the Tyrolean mountain farmers, and the town's marketing organisation, Stadtmarketing Hall, are aiming to draw organic farmers from the Alpine foothills into Hall Old Town.
Organic farmers from North, East and South Tyrol, from Salzburg, Trentino and Friuli, offer for sale local specialities produced in controlled organic conditions. photo: birgitpichler.at
24th of September, 2016, Mint Tower to Media Tower, Hall in Tirol
from 11.00 am till 06.00 pm
486 metres, 2 towers, 1 tunnel and 590 steps - what matters is running in the best time possible the route between Hall's famous Mint Tower, the symbol for Hall in Tirol, and the Media Tower opposite.
Hall Farmers' Market Autumn Festival
1st of October, 2016, Oberer Stadtplatz, Hall in Tirol, 9.00 am to 1.00 pm
Supported by an open-air concert with a local band, the traders at Hall Farmers' market showcase their seasonal produce and local delicacies and also offer some very affordable deals on potatoes, apples and other stored products.
Nightseeing in Hall in Tirol
25th of October, 2016, in the entire Old Town of Hall in Tirol
from 05.00 pm till midnight
Take a stroll through the narrow ways and streets of the ancient old town and dive into the rich history of the city. Music groups let the streets "swing", over a hundred shops have opened until midnight.
Free guided tours lead to a rich variety of sights, which can sometimes only be seen at this special occasion.
Traditional Christmas Market
25th of November - 24th of December 2016, Oberer Stadtplatz, Hall in Tirol
Over a mug of hot spiced wine, enjoy the romantic Advent market in the historical section of Hall in Tirol and savor the festive atmosphere of the Christmas season.
Monday to Friday 3 tilll 8 pm
Saturday 10 am till 8 pm
Sunday 1 till 8 pm
Curfew for all gastronomic stations is 9 pm.
At Christmas Eve the market has open from 10 am till 1 pm.
8th of December, 2016, Hall in Tirol
The Hall Running Club invites you to take part in a charity run! Over 100 reflecting stars decorate the alleys of Hall's Old Town during the Advent season - the Sterntaler (Star Coins) Run is named after them. The talers are provided by the runners in the form of 10 Euros entry fee, 100% of which goes into a donation pot. In collaboration with the Social Services Department of Hall, the sum is donated to a needy family in Hall to ensure they have a merry Christmas.
There is no time pressure, because there is no time measurement on this run. Anyone who is able to run at a leisurely pace for almost an hour can take part. Slower or inexperienced runners run in a separate group.