With the Alta Badia Guest Code you can participate in guided hikes and events organised by the Alta Badia Tourist Cooperative at particularly advantageous prices.
The Guest Code is issued directly by the member accommodations. Simply ask for it!
"Books for Christmas" remains the cultural highlight of the Bolzano Christmas Market. High-calibre authors are guests in Bolzano this year to present their works and meet the public.
Free admission. It is possible to purchase the book on site.
VALERIO VARESI: "IL LABIRINTO DI GHIACCIO"
Varesi says he took his inspiration from the news, as he often does in his books: in the Austrian Alps, tunnels were found dug into a retreating glacier. His superlative writing transforms a news story into a novel full of psychological insights.
The protagonist is a man who for some obscure - at least at first - reason decides to disappear from his world of comfort and success to live like a primitive in a hostile, remote and inaccessible environment, a glacier. Not to be found is his obsession, but also his necessity. In the ice he will dig a labyrinth of tunnels, protection, a way of escape, but also a symbol of the challenge to himself, of the suffering and sacrifice that overcome the unequal forces of unforgiving Nature.
Finally, the time has come again: the original Burgeiser "Nikolaus and Krampus" procession will take place again this year! And this year the Burgeiser Krampus celebrate their 20th anniversary!
Start at the fire station to the village square.
There the good children will be given presents by St. Nicholas.
Followed by a party with DJ Toro on the village square.
Opening party of the new ski season at the foot of the Gran Risa slope. Live music, DJ set and gastronomy will accompany you through the evening.
During the event photos or video footage may be taken for the purpose of documentation and promotion of the event and the region. The footage may be used and published on websites, on social networks and on media in compliance with the data protection regulations.
Celia Martinez Aragon talks about her life as a shepherdess in an online lecture at the Nature Museum on 7 December.
The free lecture can be seen on Thursday, 7 December at 6 pm at the following link: https://bbb.inf.unibz.it/b/joh-ft0-j6o-via.
Info: Tel. 0471 412964
As a shepherdess, Celia Martinez Aragon experiences the life cycle of grazing animals and also gets to know the landscape at close quarters, as she spends almost half a year out on the pastures in all weathers. In this sense, managed grazing is becoming increasingly important as a form of landscape conservation. In the online lecture "Experiences of a shepherdess in South Tyrol, Tyrol and the Basque Country", the speaker explains the benefits of permanent grazing for the landscape, water balance and animals.
Celia Martinez Aragon studied agricultural sciences in Cologne and completed a shepherdess school in her native Spain. She has also worked as a shepherdess in the Alps, for example in Stilfs and in St. Anton in Tyrol.
The Provincial Councillor for Italian Culture of the Autonomous Province of Bozen/Bolzano presents 'Art Stories with the Great Museums', a multi-annual itinerary designed to lead South Tyroleans to the discovery of ancient and modern civilisations and the works of art to which they gave rise. An initiative developed by the Culture Office of the Italian Culture Department in the wake of those that for years have made concrete a specific indication of the provincial law on culture: 'a culture for all'. In order to achieve this goal, each year a historical era will be chosen, starting with the oldest ones, in connection with an important Italian museum. The project will start in the autumn with 'Ancient Egyptians: masters of art', an exhibition that will gather various exhibits from the Egyptian Museum in Turin. The exhibition, curated by Paolo Marini, curator of the Egyptian Museum, will be dedicated to the arts of ancient Egypt and will span more than three millennia of history.
Producers from the area offer their local and handmade products for tasting and for sale. Seasonal fruits and vegetables, bread, meat and sausage products, honey and jams, Liquors and juices, wood carvings and much more are offered.
Rasen-Antholz/Rasun Anterselva, Dolomites Region Kronplatz/Plan de Corones
Snowshoe hike with our alpine guide.
Tour: Prags/Brückele (1.494 m) > Stolla Alm hut (1.980 m) > Plätzwiese (1991 m)
(The journey to the starting point of the hike is by private car!)
Walking time: ca. 4 hours there and back
Participants: 2-12 pers.
Difficulty level: easy/average
Price: WITH GUEST PASS ANTHOLZERTAl & OLANG€ 18,-, otherwise € 35,00 per pers.
Equipment: Waterproof shoes and clothing, provisions, snowshoes, hiking poles (Snowshoes and poles can be provided if required).
Meeting point: 9.00 a.m. at the Tourist Info in Niederrasen
Registration: untill 5 p.m. of the previous day at the Tourist Info Antholzertal, phone +39 0474 496269, at the Tourist Info Olang, Tel. +39 0474 496277 or online
In a valley in which dialect and garb are still alive, it is not unusual that its tradition is thoroughly cultivated. The „Klöckeln“, is a pre-Christian custom practised the first weeks of December and has an old tradition.
Welschnofen/Nova Levante, Dolomites Region Eggental
In the Christmas bakery, there are many delicacies...
This is also the case in the run-up to Christmas at Anna-Maria's on the Kronlechnerhof farm. During the biscuit workshop, young and old can knead dough, cut out and bake biscuits together. The farmer Anna-Maria explains which ingredients are needed for the dough and what to look out for when making biscuits. Of course, there is no shortage of snacking - at the end, the home-baked biscuits can be tasted. The rest is divided among everyone and can be taken home.
Time: 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm | Duration: approx. 2 hrs. | Meeting point: farm Kronlechnerhof - Nova Levante | Price: 20,00 Euro/adult, 10,00 Euro/junior (6-13 years), free for children up to 6 years | Number of participants: min. 2, max. 8/10 | Booking & information: until the day before within 5.00 pm at the tourist offices, tel. +39 0471 619 500 or online at eggental.com/events.
The event starts PUNCTUALLY, delays cannot be considered because of the program.
As the concluding highlight of this year's initiatives, BZ Heartbeat, together with the South Tyrolean Choirs, presents top-notch choral music by candlelight in the cloister of the Dominican monastery at Dominican Square.
Choriosum, Flat Caps, Men's Choir Völs am Schlern, and the combined Cantorei Meran and Vöran showcase in November and December how innovative, diverse, and musical South Tyrolean choirs can be.
Every Thursday at 6:00 and 7:00 pm (every half hour) – Admission 20 minutes before each concert – No reservations possible.
07.12. Flat Caps
14.12. Men's Choir Völs am Schlern
21.12. Swing & Soul – Gospel Cantorei Meran & Cantorei Vöran & Friends
Conditions: Donation of 20 Euros; no donation necessary when presenting a cash receipt of at least 20 Euros from one of the BZ Heartbeat member businesses on the day of the concert.
Each Thursday during Advent, younger and older children dress up as farmers and go from house to house in the evenings singing the „Tlecanoht“. This song wishes happiness for all those who listen to it, and in exchange the children receive a few coins or perhaps some sweets.
07.12.2023 | 6.00 pm | Village centre | „Tlecanoht“ with the Ortisei church choir
21.12.2023 | 6.00 pm | Village centre | „Tlecanoht“ with the Ortisei youth choir
The "VocePiano di Natale" Christmas project is a tribute to the immense vitality and variety of the Christmas music repertoire, from gospelsongs to the most typical songs of the Advent season. A project in which two instruments, voice and piano, revisit the most significant Christmas compositions, leaving room for listening, audience participation and presenting new arrangements and interpretations of songs such as Oh Holy night, The first Noel, Amazing Grace, Adeste fideles, Alle Jahre wieder and many others.
The Christmas project "VocePiano di Natale" is a tribute to the tremendous vitality and diversity of the Christmas musical repertoire, from gospel songs to the most typical carols of the Advent season.
A project in which two instruments, voice and piano, reinterpret the most important Christmas compositions, leaving room for listening and audience participation and presenting new arrangements and interpretations of songs such as Oh Holy night, The first Noel, Amazing Grace, Adeste fideles, Alle Jahre wieder and many others.
In their latest works (photographs, sound installations, photographic objects, videos), the Doroszenko duo deals with a classic theme in art - landscape. The works were created during artistic residencies in Kunstnarhuset Messen Ålvik (Norway), The Island Resignified LeQada (Greece), Klaipeda Culture Communication Center (Lithuania), and in Warsaw, as part of the Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.
To better understand the causes of the current environmental crisis, the artists look at the history of the Western tradition of landscape painting, in which the concept of natural landscape was defined according to the dominant worldview - as a detached component, outside the subject. In their works, Ewa and Jacek Doroszenko aim to question the separation between the issue - the observer - and the separated environment.
A significant element of the Doroszenko duo’s artistic practice is to treat sound phenomena as a full- fledged element in the field of visual art and to emphasize the importance of “deep listening” in everyday life. Accordingly, the artists are interested in the landscape’s holistic experience, which is impossible without the acoustic factor. In their mixed-media projects, the artists explore how digital images, and the latest technologies mediate the perception of the natural world.
Fascinated by modern information tools and their immense potential for shaping lifestyles, Ewa and Jacek Doroszenko attempt to capture the atmosphere of the physical yet virtual present. Looking at the textures of landscapes - both natural and simulated - the artists highlight the role of photography in navigating the current world. Using Google Street View, popular computer games, travel guides and other online sources, the artists examine how contemporary digital culture is changing the perception of the landscape.
Their works focus on the positive impact of the landscape on human psychological well-being. As residents of Warsaw who regularly experience urban “noise pollution”, they know the need to popularize “soundscape ecology” - the science of acoustic relationships between living organisms, human and otherwise, and their environment. Referring to this therapeutic function of landscape, they present works that subtly reveal the inseparable connection between man and his natural surroundings.
Neustift Abbey has a plenty to offer in the run-up to Christmas: Rorate in the abbey church followed by breakfast in the wine bar, a nativity scene exhibition in the Castle of the Holy Angel, an evening guided tour of the with lanterns, the Advent concert by the men's choir, or the concert by the tower winders from the Castle oft he Holy Angel. Or perhaps simply enjoy a punch in the Christmas forest?
Rorate in the Abbey Basilica
Daily except Wednesdays at 6.30am, beginning on 3.12.2023; follo¬wed by breakfast in the bar (Sundays excepted)
Candlelight Rorate on Wednesday at 6pm and on Friday at 6.30 am (please bring a lantern).
Winter magic in the Christmas forest
Thursday to Saturday from 3pm to 7pm
Christmas crib exhibition of the South Tyrolean Friends of Nati¬vity Scenes in the Castle of the Holy Angel
1 to 3 and 8 to 10 December, 10am to 5pm
Advent concert of the Neustift Men‘s Choir
On 9 December at 4pm in the Christmas forest
School boarding house: Musical entertainment by the choirboys and the sellingof handmade products for a charitable cause
Wednesday 6 and 14 December instrumental performance at 4:30pm
On 20 December at 4.30pm concert by the choirboys from the school boarding house
Concert of the Brixen Wise Men
on Saturday, 16th December at 3pm in the Christmas forest
Brass music from the roof of the Castle of the Holy Angel
Every Saturday at 5pm with different brass groups
The pictures and texts of the Advent calendar were created by people with disabilities in the WunderBar - Seeburg workshop, focusing on the topic of peace. The pictures can be purchased in postcard format at the information stand.