Lively traditions practiced during Easter in Kitzbühel

Throughout the region, guests and locals can enjoy a varied schedule of events this year.

09/04/2022 / Easter in Kitzbühel – Lively traditions practiced during Easter in Kitzbühel Every year, the community develops and implements new ideas for the celebration. This year, the resurrection of Christ will be celebrated from 8 to 24 April according to the theme of nature, tradition and stories.

In 2022, Kitzbühel and the neighbouring villages of Reith, Aurach and Jochberg will once again welcome guests and locals alike with atmospheric Easter decorations in a butterfly motif. An extensive programme of events to celebrate the holiday will take place at the Jubiläumsgartl (anniversary garden), the town gates, the town centre, churches and town parks. The joint project of Kitzbühel Tourismus, the town, the local farmers and various Kitzbühel institutions and associations includes highlights for the whole family, including the tying of pussy willow and other twigs into bushels, Easter egg colouring, Easter candle making, as well as traditional-customs festivals and themed hikes to regional pilgrimage sites.

Easter customs worth experiencing

The Easter markets in Kitzbühel, Aurach and Jochberg are once again the centrepieces of the Easter celebrations, offering visitors Easter-themed stalls, traditional crafts and live music. On Easter Monday, youngsters can look forward to the Easter Bunny and an exciting Easter egg hunt in the town centre and at the Aurach Wildlife Park, rounded off by a lively children’s programme. Those keen to enjoy some culinary highlights of the festive season can indulge in a sumptuous Easter brunch at numerous establishments.

Unveiling of the giant Easter egg

To mark the opening of the Easter season, a 2.20-metre Easter egg, which this year is dedicated to the Aurach Wildlife Park on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, was ceremoniously unveiled on Saturday. In future, the giant egg, designed by German artist Simone Opdahl and sponsored by Mary-Ann Schoeller, owner of Upton Properties, can be admired at the wildlife park. The painter, who was referred by art consultant Florentine Rosemeyer, has spent the past two weeks completing the project at the Kempinski Tirol, which always provides a platform for up-and-coming artists. Simone Opdahl’s artistic leitmotif is the hare, which is a symbol of life at Easter and also represents the wild animals in the mountains at the Aurach Wildlife Park. With her images of the recurring hare motif, the artist aims to convey meaningful values and emotions that pertain to current changes in the natural environment.

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