Winter solstice in the Alps

Winter solstice in Fusch

In the Isidor Griessner Park

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.


The Tourist Association BRUCK FUSCH | GROSSGLOCKNER organized together with the cultural association Tauriska Fusch a torchlight hike.
From the Tourist Info Fusch we went through the snowy village to the Isidor Griessner Park.

The cozy torchlight hike through the snow-covered Fusch valley was accompanied by atmospheric music and many other small highlights.
The final stage was the Isidor Griessner Park, where wish branches were thrown into the fire and Perchten drove away all the old burdens while drinking punch and enjoying a convivial get-together.

  • Cultural association Trauriska Fusch
  • Mountain rescue Fusch
  • Alphornbläser
  • Brucker Weisenbläser
  • "Sotto Voce" Anklöckler
  • Perchten Fusch

Enjoy video footage of the winter solstice in Fusch


Would you like to find out more about this magical night of the winter solstice in Fusch?Take a look at our current event calendar or contact us if you have specific queries.


SalzburgerLand magazine has also written a feature on this unique event in contemplative Fusch on the Glocknerstraße.


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