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Religious festivals, cattle drives & more!

Culture & tradition at Lake Achensee

Tirol is steeped in tradition. The customs and celebrations that comprise today’s quintessential Tirolean lifestyle started centuries ago. Traditional folk culture is also characterized by religious and rural festivals, and the Achensee region is no exception. Each autumn, villagers celebrate the cattle drives, which mark the return of the cattle from the summer pastures, with parades and feasts. Religious ceremonies on public holidays, such as the Corpus Christi or Pentecost processions, are also kept alive. In addition, the region hosts many events centering on folk music. What all festivals have in common is that locals put on their best festive dirndls and lederhosen, which vary in design between regions. 

In winter, typically on December 5, people dress up as demonic creatures for the traditional exuberant Krampus runs. Later in the winter, carnival is celebrated with much festivity and colourful parades. On the longest day of the year in June, summer solstice bonfires are lit in the mountains surrounding Lake Achensee. Very often the fires are religious themed.

The Achensee holiday region is also known for the work of Saint Notburga, a simple maid who was committed to helping the poor and sick. The Notburga Museum in Eben, located in one of the country’s most beautiful baroque buildings, is dedicated to Tirol's only female saint, who is also the patron saint of servants and peasants.

Many churches and chapels in the Achensee region are also testimony to the country’s long cultural history. More information is available in the culture guide and the brochure "Wiesinger Kirchen- und Kapellenweg".

Book cultural experiences online

achensee.literatour Festivalpass

from € 79,00

ROLAND DÜRINGER “REGENERATIONSABEND 2.0”

from € 15,00

Krimiwanderung mit Claudia Rossbacher am Dien-Mut-Weg

gratis

Lesung am Schiff mit Bernhard Aichner & Thomas Raab

from € 29,00

2 S E E D S L E F T

from € 12,00

Family Ticket - Audio Guide Tour

from € 39,00

Theaterworkshop für Kinder ab 8 - 15 Jahren

from € 70,00

Muchachos BAND - Ein Lateinamerikanischer Abend

from € 12,00

Lesung am Berg mit Caroline Wahl

from € 29,00

Lesung mit Sophia Lunra Schnack im Posthotel Achenkirch

gratis

Audio Tour + Virtual Reality

from € 11,00

Eröffnung 13. achensee.literatour 2024 mit Dirk Stermann

from € 29,00

Family Ticket + VR-Tour

from € 55,00

DIE HOAMELIGEN

from € 12,00

Lesung mit Elias Hirschl

from € 19,00

Debutlesung mit Luca Mael Milsch im Seehotel Einwaller

gratis

Events at Lake Achensee

Highlight
Frühjahrskonzert
Spring concert
19:30
Community hall
- Wiesing
T S C H E N T I G
TSCHENTIG
20:00 - 22:00
Altes Widum
- Achenkirch am Achensee
Volkstanz mit Kaspar Schreder
Folk dance with Kaspar Schreder
20:00
Community hall
- Wiesing
Maifest Steinberg
May festival Steinberg
17:00
Village hall
- Steinberg am Rofan
Maifest
May festival
20:00
Heimatmuseum Achental - Sixenhof
- Achenkirch am Achensee
Highlight
Saisoneröffnung Heimatmuseum Sixenhof
Season opening Sixenhof
11:00
Local history museum Sixenhof
- Achenkirch am Achensee
Maibaumfestl
Maypole festival
11:00
Music pavilion
- Wiesing
Mariensingen
Marian singing
20:00
parish church
- Pertisau am Achensee
Highlight
2. Frühlingsfest
2nd Spring Festival
10:00
Achenseer Museums- und Erlebniswelt
- Maurach am Achensee
Frühjahrskonzert
Spring concert
20:00
Event centre
- Maurach am Achensee
Highlight
Eröffnung 13. achensee.literatour
Opening 13th achensee.literatour
20:00 - 21:00
Hotel Entners am See
- Pertisau am Achensee
Lesung mit Sophia Lunra Schnack
Reading with Sophia Lunra Schnack
14:30 - 15:10
Posthotel, Hotellobby
- Achenkirch am Achensee
Lesung am Schiff
Reading on the ship
16:00 - 18:00
Schiffsanlegestelle Pertisau
- Pertisau am Achensee
Lesung am Berg mit Caroline Wahl
Reading on the mountain with Caroline Wahl
10:30 - 11:30
Rofan Seilbahn, Talstation
- Maurach am Achensee
Debutlesung mit Luca Mael Milsch
Debut reading with Luca Mael Milsch
15:00 - 15:35
Seehotel Einwaller
- Pertisau am Achensee
Muttertagskonzert
Mother's Day concert
17:00
Community hall
- Wiesing
Lesung mit Elias Hirschl
Reading with Elias Hirschl
18:00 - 19:00
Altes Widum
- Achenkirch am Achensee
Frühjahrs-Wunsch- und Muttertagskonzert
Frühjahrs-Wunsch- und Muttertagskonzert
20:00
Mehrzweckhalle Achenkirch
- Achenkirch am Achensee
Johannesprozession
Johannesprocession
09:00
Parish church
- Wiesing
Krimiwanderung mit Claudia Rossbacher
Crime hike with Claudia Rossbacher
10:00 - 12:00
Dien-Mut-Weg
- Pertisau am Achensee
Fronleichnamsprozession
Corpus Christi procession
09:00
Parish church
- Wiesing
Herz-Jesu-Prozession
Procession of the Sacred Heart
18:00
Parish church
- Wiesing
Sonnwendfeuer
Midsummer fire
22:00
Rotspitz Rofan
- Maurach am Achensee
Muchachos BAND - Ein Lateinamerikanischer Abend
Muchachos Band - a Latin American evening
20:00 - 22:00
Altes Widum
- Achenkirch am Achensee
Platzkonzert
Square concert
20:15
Music pavilion
- Wiesing
Platzkonzert
Square concert
20:30
Event centre
- Maurach am Achensee
Platzkonzert
Square concert
20:30
Fischergut
- Pertisau am Achensee
Theaterworkshop für Kinder
Theatre workshop for children
09:00 - 13:00
Altes Widum
- Achenkirch am Achensee
Feuerwehrfest
Fire brigade festival
09:30
Fire brigade
- Maurach am Achensee
Klassik.Unique Open Air
Klassik.Unique Open Air
20:00
Hotel DAS KRONTHALER
- Achenkirch am Achensee
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