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Tyrol's Top-Events in Summer

Whether sport, music or culture: these top events in Tyrol sweeten every summer vacation in the mountains.

June 4, 2024

Tyrolean Festival Erl: Wagner's magnum opus

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With Richard Wagner's "Götterdämmerung" (Twilight of the Gods), director Brigitte Fassbaender and conductor Erik Nielsen bring the new Erl production of the German composer's great work to a close. Will love withstand lies and deceit? Will the ring - and with it the power over the world - actually end up in the hands of a dwarf and his son? Or will the gold perhaps find its way back into the Rhine after all, where it is so sorely missed by the Rhinemaidens? We recommend it: Find out the answers! After all, it doesn't hurt to give Bayreuth a little competition.

Mountain bike race: Speed on the Hahnenkamm

Michael Werlberger

940 meters in altitude and a 16 percent gradient await gifted cyclists: on 15 August, hundreds of athletes will once again conquer the famous ski mountain by mountain bike at the International Hahnenkamm MTB Race.

Climbing World Cup: Lots of action

Danijel Jovanovic

More than 500 athletes from over 40 nations meet at the IFSC Climbing World Cup (24.6.-30.6.) in Innsbruck. The speed at which they climb the walls is breathtaking - the local mountain chamois could easily become envious.

Innsbruck International: Art in focus

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The Innsbruck International art biennial turns the Tyrolean capital into the center of contemporary art projects for three weeks: Visual art, music, dance, performances and much more can be seen in galleries, event halls and public spaces. One highlight (and a cooperation between Innsbruck International and the Tiroler Landestheater) is the so called performance "Sonne" by choreographer and dancer Doris Uhlich - it'll take to the stage of the Kammerspiele on May 24 at 8 pm with the children's choir of the Tiroler Landestheater.

Kufstein Unlimited: Over 40 bands


The largest rock and pop festival in western Austria takes place on June 7 and 8 in Kufstein - concerts with over 40 bands provide an extraordinary festival atmosphere on four stages. The DJ and chill-out zone at Fischergries brings electronic beats.

Dragon boat race: Competition in a natural setting

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The world's highest dragon boat race in St. Jakob in Defereggen Valley is entering its 16th round (28-29 June). The competition's motto is: "In the thick of it instead of just in it". The teams have to cover a distance of 250 meters with their richly decorated boats - the backdrop of three thousand meter peaks and the incomparable landscape of the 140 km² Hohe Tauern National Park is breathtaking.

Innsbruck Festival of Early Music: Sounds from times gone by

Birgit Gufler

One of the top events in Tyrol this summer is undoubtedly the Innsbruck Festival Weeks (1.7.-30.8.): For fans of early music, the compositions from the Renaissance and Baroque periods - always in their original sound as far as possible - are a feast for the ears. There are also workshops: children learn how to make a violin, for example. There are even musical excursions in the program - on two Sundays in July and August, musicians present wonderful sounds from bygone times on historical instruments on the alpine pastures of Innsbruck at midday, high above the city.
The rooftops of the city invite you to linger and enjoy.

Nordkette Wetterleuchten: Electro sounds in the mountains

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The "Nordkette Wetterleuchten" music festival is celebrated from July 13 to 14 at an altitude of 2000 meters in the middle of the mountains.

This article appeared in the Falstaff TRAVEL issue Tirol Special 2024.

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