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"Mountains on Fire" - Summer Solstice

Jun 22, 2019
BAD GASTEIN: "Mountains on Fire" - When the longest day meets the shortest night, summer in Gastein is being greeted in a spectacular way.

"Mountains on Fire" - Summer Solstice

When the longest day meets the shortest night, summer in the alpine world, especially in Gastein - the south of Salzburg is greeted in a very spectacular way. Our mountains get lit up by flames, while down in the valley, this special day is celebrated with music and dancing.

Alpine regions are famous for their ancient traditions and folk customs. And so it is that in Gastein valley, we mark the annual summer solstice by lighting bonfires on the mountains – this year, on Saturday June 22nd. Locals hike up onto the mountains in order to ignite the bonfires. Shortly after dawn, these chains of light stretch out along the mountains and also mesmerzing fire symbols can be seen. The splendid view of the event can enjoyed in a very special way on Stubnerkogel in Bad Gastein. Alpenhorn players and the "Blechtroga Tanzlmusi" add even more color to the spectacle. Other highlights on the Stubnerkogel include: fire jugglers & a fire show. The Stubnerkogelbahn runs between 6.00 and 11.00 p.m continously.

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