Events - Eventful Kufsteinerland

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Events - Eventful Kufsteinerland

A cultural capital in the Tyrolean lowlands

Throughout the year, Kufsteinerland impresses with numerous events such as the "KUltura" programme. A must for "Wagnerians" is the already internationally famous Tyrolean festival Erl: this takes place annually in summer and winter under the artistic direction of maestro Gustav Kuhn, in the newly constructed and architecturally striking Festival Hall.

Passion Plays Erl

The passion plays in Erl are famous for their remarkable scenes of the way of the cross. The text is current, modern, and adapted to the present day. The passion music was especially composed for the passion plays in Erl, and is performed live by a choir and orchestra. The passion plays have been performed at a number of different venues in their 400 year history. These days over 600 of the total 1,450 Erl residents are on the stage every six years.

Operetta Summer Kufstein

2019 a very famous operetta from Johann Strauss is on the programme of Operetta Summer Kufstein: “The Bat” (“Die Fledermaus”).

Academia Vocalis

"Powerful" is a good way to describe the master classes at "Academia Vocalis". From July to August they impress the audience with their singing. The Academia offers a superb stage for young, ambitious artists, who benefit from various master classes held by internationally renowned instructors with a wealth of artistic experience.


Exuberant and atmospheric is a good way to describe festivals such as the Easter market, the Knights' Festival in the Pentecost holidays, or the wine festival in July. One event highlight takes place annually at the end of August in the Haflinger village of Ebbs: the Flower Parade Ebbs with its more than 50 floats and varied supporting programme. As well as these events there are also concerts, culinary markets and traditional events such as bringing home the cattle in Kufstein and Thiersee.


The yoga days from 5th to 7th july inspire with their extensive programme items, which includes workshops, yoga sessions, Kirtan, lectures, SUP, food and much more. In the futuristic-elegant cultural quarter in Kufstein, at Thiersee and in the Wilder Kaiser, you get to immerse body and mind in the realm of yoga.Including yoga instructors Gabriela Bociz, Tanja Seehofer, Libby Love, Birgit Pöltl, Florian Reitlinger and Shaktiji. The band Mantra Tribe from Berlin invite you to dance and celebrate, while Prema Hara provides inspiration with special spiritual sounds.

Advent - a happy time of year

The traditional Tyrolean advent with carol singers and a Christmassy children's program as well as brass bands let you experience Christmas magic at the historical Kufstein Fortress and at the Christmas market in the Kufstein city park. Every 5th of January things take a romantic turn with the "Festival of 1000 lights": for one night candles and fire torches replace electric lights in the fortress city.