Event highlights and culinaric events 2020

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


Carneval Meeting in Baumkirchen
17th to 19th January 2020, Baumkirchen

In January 2020, over 500 witches will turn Baumkirchen into a cauldron again.
Witch spectacle program:
"Matschgererschaugn" - Friday, January 17th, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
"Hexentreff" - Sunday, January 19th, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.


Carneval costum in Fritzens
January 31 to February 02, 2020, Fritzens

In 2020, after a four-year break, it is the turn of the village Fritzens to welcome customs group and hold the large regional procession of the communities of Kolsass, Wattens, Volders and Fritzens. In addition to the approximately 800 active participants from the various customs groups in our region, numerous music bands, traditional dance groups and carnival wagons will also cause a sensation.

31st of January 2020: "Matschgererschaug‘n" in Fritzens starting at 7:30 p.m.
1st of February 2020: "Jungmatschgererschaug'n" in the marquee at 2 p.m.
2nd of February 2020: Large regional procession in Fritzens and "Patschenball" in the marquee


“Milser Matschgerer-Umzug”
February 16th, 2020 in Mils

A Tirolean carnival custom, deeply steeped in tradition, includes the “Muller and Matschgerer” Run, which is especially popular in the Hall-Wattens area. A huge crowd rallies to these events, often in freezing temperatures, and thousands of locals and guests sing and dance on the streets, awaiting the appearance of the first carnival floats with their dazzling lights, bright colors and electrifying energy. The most characteristic mask characters are the so-called “Zottler”, “Zaggler”, “Klötzler”, “Melcher” and “Spiegeltuxer”, dressed up in brilliant colors to better attract the attention of the passers-by. The tradition-conscious communities in Rum, Thaur, Absam and Mils organise a large procession every second year.

This year it takes part in the village of Mils! We are looking forward to it!


Osterfestival - Tyrol Easter Festival 2020
27.3. - 12.4.2020, 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.

From early to modern music, from performance and dance to non-European cultures, from film to action art, and from young people at the start of their careers to world-famous artists – all that forms part of the 30th Tyrol Easter Festival, which is being held under the motto über.leben.


Easter Market and exhibition „Kunst am Ei“ ("art on the egg")
3rd and 4th of April 2020, 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.


Radish Festival
25. April 2020, 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!


Music in the Giant 2020
21st til 24th of May 2020, Wattens

Year after year, “Music in the Giant” brings together internationally noted soloists and top-class ensembles from the realm of classical music to Swarovski Kristallwelten in Wattens. Under the artistic direction of Thomas Larcher, the finest musical quality and diversity are provided in a small, intimate space.

Halbmarathon (2)

14th Raiffeisen Half-Marathon, Hall - Wattens
Saturday, 6th of June 2020, Hall - Wattens Region
from 00.30 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.


Burgsommer Hall in Tirol 2020
04th til 27th of June 2020, 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.


Stone pine days on the Glungezer
12th til 14th of June 2020, 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.


Summer party in the mountain adventure world "Kugelwald am Glungezer"
05th of July 2020, Kugelwald am Glungezer

In summer 2020 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.


Square and summer concerts in the villages of the region
June til August 2020

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

Bio vom Berg(c) Birgit Pichler

Organic Mountain Farmers' Festival
12th of September 2020, 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:


18th International Sprachsalz Literary Festival
11th - 13th of September 2020, 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).

Absam Almabtrieb am Friedrichshof (3)

Spectacular Cattle Drives
September 2020

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.


Medieval Days Hall in Tirol
2nd til 4th of October 2020, 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”.


Haller Kiachlfest
3rd of October 2020

The "Kiachl" used to be a food for Thanksgiving and has only recently found its way into various Advent markets. Older Hallers even claim that the Kiachlanger in Hall is said to have got its name from a post-harvest festival where Kiachl were baked every year.

The Kiachl is, of course, the culinary focus: you can try various types of them.

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Hall Farmers' Market Autumn Festival
October 2020, 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.


Horse show Mils
October 2020, Mils

The event Horse autumn Mils combines magnificent horse teams, traditional standard riders, stylish tournament riders and horse friends from near and far. For the fourth time, Mils near Hall in Tirol is the setting for the most beautiful horses from near and far: For two days, Tyrol's largest traditional horse festival is all about horses.

A must for all horse lovers!


Nightseeing in Hall in Tirol
23th of October, 2020, 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
20th of November - 24th of December 2020, 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 2021

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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