South Tyrolean traditions on the Siusi Alp: events in Castelrotto
Traditional customs have a great value in the holiday resort of Castelrotto. Ancient traditions and uses are cared and celebrated in this South Tyrolean alpine region. During your holiday on the Siusi Alp a lot of events, that you cannot miss, will wait for you over the whole year. During one of the many traditional parades you can admire the traditional customs of the alpine region, taking an active part in the celebrations. Festival processions take usually place on special occasions such as Corpus Christi, Jesus Heart and the harvest festival. The biggest ride event in South Tyrol is called Oswald von Wolkenstein Ritt, for the medieval minstrel, resident in Castel Vecchio, near Castelrotto. The various ride plays are the charming aspect of this event in Castelrotto.
Kastelruther Spatzenfest: highlight event of the popular music
Castelrotto is the native land of the popular music band called Kastelruther Spatzen, that belong to the most famous representatives of this genre. Three times a year these musicians perform in front of their home audience. Among the most important highlights of the event calendar there is the traditional Kastelruther Spatzenfest in October. But you can admire these artists also at the open-air concert of the Kastelruther Spatzen in spring. The third performance of these famous representatives of the popular music is the Christmas concert of the Kastelruther Spatzen during the Season of Advent.
Sport highlights of the event calendar in Castelrotto
During your winter holiday on the Siusi Alp you will assist to two important international highlights. In January there is usually a special cross-country ski marathon called Moonlight Classic on the Siusi Alp. When the night closes in cross-country skiers compete on different distances on the cross-country ski-tracks of the widest European alp. Not less interesting it is the Men’s Alpine Ski World Cup Downhill Race in Gardena Valley. This event of the International Ski Federation FIS takes place yearly on the famous Saslong downhill track, which represents a severe challenge for best prepared downhill skiers. During your winter holiday in Castelrotto you cannot miss this event, taking home the unforgettable emotions of this incredible downhill race. During the Season of Advent the magic Christkindlmarkt in Castelrotto is a visit worth.