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Tradition and culture

Traditions and customs passed down from generation to generation are of utmost importance for South Tyrol: They are carefully maintained and celebrated in the OItradige and Bassa Atesina areas.

Customs and traditions are of utmost importance to the inhabitants of the villages along the South Tyrolean Wine Road - processions, festivals and parades live up the village life. Many traditions have been preserved for centuries and still colour the lives in the villages such as the Carnival spectacle of the Egetmann Parade and the Sacred Heart Fires on the hills and mountains in June.

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  1. Village fairs and festivals
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    Village fairs and festivals

    In summer there is a wide range of villages and festivals providing entertainment…
  2. Myths and legends
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    Myths and legends

    The centuries’ old tradition to tell legends and folk tales in the cold season is…
  3. House benediction
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    House benediction

    The Epiphany which is held every year on Januar 6 is celebrated with the old custom…
  4. Sacred Heart Fires
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    Sacred Heart Fires

    In June there are a large numbers of fires at the top of the highest mountains as…
  5. Oltradige construction style
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    Oltradige construction style

  6. The Saltner
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    The Saltner

    The Saltner is the historical guardian of the vineyards in the Oltradige and the…
  7. Margaret, Countess of Tyrol
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    Margaret, Countess of Tyrol

    The aristocrat called Margaret Maultasch loved to live at Castel Neuhaus, also…
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