Event highlights and culinaric events 2019

A varied mix of interesting events in the Hall-Wattens region – in annual summary form


Osterfestival - Tyrol Easter Festival 2019
5.-21. april 2019, Hall in Tirol & Innsbruck

A festival where cultures and religions meet, cultural exchange takes place, tolerance and respect for each other are growing. The most important part of the festival is holding a dialogue while listening – a requirement for human development.


Radish Festival
27. April 2019, Bachlechnerstraße
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!


Brewing festival in Hall in Tirol
Saturday, 18th of May 2019, Stiftsplatz
10 am - 6 pm

The art of brewing has been rediscovered - nowadays there are more and more small, local breweries where the craft is practiced with passion and creativity. A part of the Tyrolean beer brewers show their special products in the oldtown of Hall.

Halbmarathon (2)

13th Raiffeisen Half-Marathon, Hall - Wattens
Saturday, 25th of May 2019, 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.


17th International Sprachsalz Literary Festival
06th - 08th of September 2019, Hall in Tirol

Some 20 writers have received invitations to read extracts from their works at Hall in Tirol's annual "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).

Bio vom Berg(c) Birgit Pichler

Organic Mountain Farmers' Festival
7th of September 2019, 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:

Absam Almabtrieb am Friedrichshof (3)

Spectacular Cattle Drives
September 2019

When cattle are herded from their alpine summer grazing pastures to the valley in autumn, their safe homecoming is widely celebrated with colourful festivals.

Bauernmarkt (2)

Hall Farmers' Market Autumn Festival
5th of October, 2019, 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, 2019, 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.

Adventmarkt viele Leute

Traditional Christmas Market
22th of November - 24th of December 2019, upper square, 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.

Opening times:
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.

Fasnachtsumzug Region Hall-Wattens (7)

Carneval parade in the Hall-Wattens region
16 Februar 2020, Mils

Every year the carneval takes place in one of the so called "MARTA-villages" (Mühlau, Absam, Rum, Thaur, Arzl). But also in other villages in all over Tyrol.
Months and months of frenzied preparations precede this century-old spectacle, which possesses a mystical attraction no one can resist.

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