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Magical Rauhnächte. Guided Tour

Take a journey through the mystical time between the years! A special tradition during the Christmas period in Tyrol and the Alpine region is "smoking" or, as they say in the local dialect, "rachign gian". These twelve holy nights have a particularly strong attraction for people. The Rauhnächte between Christmas and New Year are an exciting time! Many of us are familiar with Christmas and New Year phrases such as "don't wash the washing or hang it out to dry" or "leave the wheels at a standstill". But what exactly is this all about? In keeping with this, the Hall-Wattens Region Tourist Association is offering a very special Rauhnacht tour on this topic. The custom and its background are explained in more detail on a 1-hour tour through the old town of Hall. This is followed by a 30-minute smoking seminar in the monastery garden. To be more precise, it is an introduction, because smoking itself and the herbs and spices that can be placed on the charcoal are so extensive that it would take a whole day.

Our herbal expert will be happy to answer your questions about the individual herbs and their effects. At the beginning of the tour, you are invited to write your wishes, worries etc. on slips of paper, which we will then burn together while smoking.

Our ancestors in particular consciously lived according to the rules and conditions of nature. With our modern conveniences, nature is pushed into the background and we are no longer aware of it. Christmas used to be a time of silence and retreat. Especially in today's fast-paced world, many of us are looking for this simplicity and connection with Mother Earth again. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of old customs, which we can also apply very well to our modern times.

Dates for Rauhnacht tours 2024/25

All dates at a glance:

Friday, December 20, 2024
Saturday, December 21, 2024
Monday, December 23, 2024 *
Friday, December 27, 2024 *
Monday, December 30, 2024 *
Friday, January 03, 2025

Time: 4 pm each day
Meeting point: Tourism Association Region Hall-Wattens, Unterer Stadtplatz 19
Duration: 2 hours
Minimum number of participants: 2 persons
Max. Maximum number of participants: 20 people

Registration by 5 p.m. the day before via +43 5223 45544 or at info@hall-wattens.at or for appointments with * by calling +43 650 27 06 183, as the office is closed the day before.

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