More than 3,000 individual fires that are lit by about 100 volunteers, © TVB Osttirol
More than 3,000 individual fires that are lit by about 100 volunteers, © TVB Osttirol

Sacred Heart Fires in Kartitsch

Kartitsch, 29.06.2019

The tradition of lighting Sacred Heart Fires is cherished and honoured a lot in East Tirol’s Hochpustertal and Lesachtal Valleys. In 2019 again, the mountains will come to life in a fiery haze in this annual ritual.

Setting alight the mountains and slopes around Kartitsch is an annual ritual. As darkness begins to fall around 9:00pm, torches are lit up on Öfenspitze Mountain and Kinigat Peak in Hollbrucker Tal and windows at homes in the village are lit with pretty decorations. Karnischer Kamm Ridge is spectacularly set alight by more than 3,000 individual fires that are lit by about 100 volunteers. Starting at noon, they begin to carry the torches to the top of the mountains.

Sacred Heart Fires in Kartitsch, © TVB Osttirol
Open interactive map

Dates

29.06.2019

Price information

for free

Event location


Kartitsch 80
9941 Kartitsch

Information on place

Arrivaldate

How to get here by plane, train, bus or car.

Your destination address: Kartitsch 80, 9941 Kartitsch

powered by Rome2Rio

Search accommodation
Number of travelers

More events in the region

show more +
Go up
Is your inbox in need of a holiday?

Then subscribe to our weekly newsletter full of exclusive holiday tips from Tirol!

Live Chat
Live Chat