Winter solstice in the Alps - CANCELLED

21st of December 2023 | 08:00 p.m.

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 of 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.


A cozy torchlight hike through the snow-covered Fusch valley is accompanied by atmospheric music and many other small highlights. The final stage is the Isidor Griessner Park, where wish branches are 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
  • Almer Alphörner
  • Weisenbläser
  • "Sotto Voce" Anklöckler
  • Perchten Fusch


Meeting point is at 08:00 p.m. at the Tourist Info Fusch.

Participation is free of charge. You can also bring your own lanterns.

Warm clothing and sturdy shoes are obligatory.

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.


To the feature