The Mountains in Flames - summer solstice fires

saturday 22.06.2019 22:00

Ehrwald-Lermoos- Biberwier valley basin | Ehrwald

The lighting of bonfires on the mountains is an ancient custom in the Alps which is still practiced today. But the fires built in the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena - and more precisely in the 360° basin around Ehrwald, Lermoos and Biberwier - are truly unique.

For here around 8000 individual bonfires create symbolic mythological and religious figures that illuminate the night sky. The superb skills of the "fire artists" of the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena mean they are much in demand not only in Austria but also in Germany and Switzerland.

Naturally there will be a huge sense of expectation among spectators when images of Christ, crosses, deer, roebucks and praying and blessing hands once again go up in flames as night falls this year, illuminating the mountain peaks.
In the event of bad weather new date: 29.06.2019

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