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Event highlights and culinaric events

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

Radieschenfest

Radish Festival
30. April 2022, Old Town
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!

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Burgsommer Hall in Tirol 2022
June 2022, Hall in Tirol

The BurgSommerHall festival is a an event which puts it's focus on diverse cultural activities.
The BurgSommerHall is a "Green Event" in Tyrol.

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Stone pine days on the Glungezer
June 2022, Glungezer mountain resort


The stone pine is also called the "Queen of the Alps" - but it certainly rules on the Glungezer. Here, where the largest stone pine forest in Central Europe is located and its characteristic scent is always in the air, is the ideal place to celebrate the Tyrolean stone pine days.

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Summer party in the mountain adventure world "Kugelwald am Glungezer"
July 2022, Kugelwald am Glungezer

In summer 2022 the annual summer festival takes place in the mountain adventure world "Kugelwald am Glungezer". A feast for the whole family! Experience the mascot Zwugl (fairy tale festival) in the Kugelwald, discover the nature around the mountain adventure world with a forest educator and celebrate with us at the subsequent children's concert "Geraldino". The Alpengasthaus Halsmarter provides food and drink.

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Square and summer concerts in the villages of the region
June til August 2022

In the towns of the Hall-Wattens region there are summer concerts by the local music bands as well as Tyrolean evenings.

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Organic Mountain Market
01st of October 2021, 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

Sprachsalz

20th International Sprachsalz Literary Festival
September 2022, Hall in Tirol

This year it will be in digital version due to COVID-19.
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).

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Spectacular Cattle Drives
September 2022

Celebrate the return of the animals from the alpine pasture with the farmers in the region. After an accident-free alpine summer, the return of the animals is celebrated in the fall with an alpine cattle drive. Following the traditional abortion of the animals in which they are decorated with bells, flowers, colorful ribbons and bushes, guests and locals celebrate the healthy return of the animals with culinary delights and music. “Small but nice” under this motto, farmers in the Hall-Wattens region celebrate the tradition at traditional farm festivals far from mass tourism.

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Medieval Days Hall in Tirol
October 2022, throughout the old town of Hall in Tyrol

For a few days, the abbey garden in Hall becomes a tent camp for lansquenets and traveling people like they did in Maximilian's time. Visitors can expect authentic camp life from this era. Contemporary cuisine, housework and handicrafts can be admired and experienced.

The old town is livened up by market people, craftsmen, musicians, fire artists and jugglers. Researched according to historical sources, the collection, patterning and adoption of the mercenaries in 1499 is shown. Sunday is dedicated to the spiritual world around 1500. The focus is on sacred music and the presentation of the Hall “Heiltum”.

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Hall Farmers' Market Autumn Festival
October 2022, 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.

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Traditional Christmas Market
26th of November - 24th of December 2021, 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.

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Carneval parade in the Hall-Wattens region
February 2022

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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Easter Market and exhibition „Kunst am Ei“ ("art on the egg")
April 2022, Hall Stiftsplatz, Barocker Stadtsaal, 9 am to 17 pm

Around 35 booth operators at the Easter market in Hall offer Easter nests, candles and eggs of all kinds, as well as various Easter decorations. There are also Italian specialties, organic products, regional delicacies and Easter specialties made from chocolate. Younger visitors can marvel at rabbits and lambs at the petting zoo and make Easter gifts at the craft stand. There is also the exhibition "Art on the Egg" to admire.

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