4 days Sonnenwendfes on the Gjaidalm in Obertraun

Date: Fri, Jun. 21, 2024
Time: 10:00 — 18:00
Location:  Gjaidalm, Winkl 31, 4831 Obertraun
Celebrate the solstice festival on the mountain including solstice fire, yoga and Qi-Gong morning greeting.

Suddenly summer is here

Just now we had meters of snow, and it hasn't melted away completely, but now spring and summer are also arriving up here.When the longest day meets the shortest night

In the Dachstein Hiking World on the 2000-metre-high Krippenstein in Obertraun, not only will the solstice fire be lit again this year, but an extensive supporting programme will also be organised. Because there are many, but only a few solstice fires of this size on the peaks of the local mountains.

Celebrate the solstice festival at the Gjaidalm including solstice fire, yoga and Qi-Gong morning greeting. from June 21 to 23, 2023 at 2000m with an amazing Dachstein view.

The history of the solstice fire

On the day of the solstice, June 21, the shortest night and the longest day coincide. On this day or around this day, solstice fires, also known as St. John's fires (or St. John's fires), are still very common in customs today. Solstice fires most likely have their origins in pre-Christian times and hopes: "A jump over the fire promises early marriage and protection from witches and spirits." It was also believed that it protects humans and animals from disease and gives them vitality. Therefore, the farmers scattered the ashes over the fields, which was supposed to stimulate more fertility.

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Your accommodation for this event

Hotels and accommodation providers in Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun offer the ideal room or apartment for your holidays, no matter what your tastes. Aside from establishments rated according to the international "star" scale, you will also find around Lake Hallstatt in Austria businesses that have been awarded two to four "edelweiss". The more flowers, the greater comforts you can expect. Whether you eventually find your cozy nest in an elegant 5-star luxury hotel, at comfortable guesthouse, a family-friendly apartment, or on a traditional farm, the choice is always entirely up to you.