Mystical and magical: At the time of the summer solstice, countless bonfires light up the summits and ridge lines of Gastein on 19 June 2021.
The shortest night of the year is greeted in Gastein Valley by an extraordinary celebration: It appears, indeed, as if the mountains surrounding Gastein are in flames. This fiery spectacle is a mystical sight. For a few hours, it wraps us in a world of magic and mystery. Shortly before nightfall, true to the solstice tradition, the bonfires are ignited, chains of lights extending from the mountaintops all the way down into the valley. An exhilaratingly fascinating night you'll never forget!
The mysticism which spreads across Gastein Valley on this night is virtually indescribable. But in order for this night to become so magical, a lot of hard work and intensive preparation on the part of local organizations and private people is required beforehand. For example, branches have to be gathered for this evening months in advance, while the anticipation mounts from one day to the next.