Summer Solstice is welcomed with bonfires that are lit atop Hartkaiser Mountain, © Daniel Reiter / Peter v. Felbert
Summer Solstice is welcomed with bonfires that are lit atop Hartkaiser Mountain, © Daniel Reiter / Peter v. Felbert

Summer Solstice Fires at Wilder Kaiser Mountain Range

Ellmau, 18.06.2022

The top of Hartkaiser Mountain is one of the best vantage points to view the summer solstice fires that light up the night sky above Wilder Kaiser Range.

As night falls on June 18, 2022, it is time to board Hartkaiserbahn Gondola in Ellmau and enjoy a scenic ride up to the top of Hartkaiser Mountain at an elevation of 1,553 meters. The main bonfire is lit at dusk to accompany the many smaller fires burning atop the jagged peaks and summits of Wilder Kaiser Mountains and the Kitzbühel Alps. In centuries past, this tradition was used to drive away demons and evil spirits.

Enjoy a scenic gondola ride, live music, and a savory mountaintop BBQ on the outdoor patio of Bergkaiser Restaurant (food and drinks are available for an additional charge; table bookings required). The gondola will be in operation until midnight.

The summer solstice bonfires light up the night sky above Wilder Kaiser Mountain Range, © Daniel Reiter / Peter v. Felbert
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18.06.2022

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A valid ticket is required to ride Hartkaiserbahn Gondola to its top.

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Weißachgraben 5
6352 Ellmau

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