The winter solstice has always been celebrated by wide variety of cultures, when the death of the old and the birth of the new year is feted.
The night between the 21st and the 22nd December is the longest night of the year and the sun is at its lowest point in the sky. After the shortest day of the year, the sun gradually regains strength and the days become longer. A new year is beginning.
SalzburgerLand magazine has also written a feature on this unique event in contemplative Fusch on the Glocknerstraße.