Advent Traditions
Advent Traditions
‘Klöckeln’ Event in Sarntal Valley
07.12.2023 - 14.12.2023 Sarntal Valley
An ancient Sarntal Valley tradition

The first two Thursday nights in Advent are ‘Klöckel’ nights (deriving from the dialect word for ‘knock’ ): hooded young men clatter noisily from house to house and sing traditional songs.

This ancient Advent tradition still takes place in Sarntal valley

When the Sarntal locals hear eerie sounds, bells and howling resound through the quiet winter night, they all know it's Klöckelnacht again! The "Klöckler" go from house to house singing songs to ancient tunes. In the past, people used to "Klöckl" in Gröden, the Pustertal valley and Pfunders; today this custom is still alive in Sarntal valley. This rustic Advent custom originates from a Germanic fertility rite: before the approaching winter solstice, the way has to be cleared for Donar, the god of fertility. According to the custom, the event only takes place on the first three Thursdays of Advent, but not on the long evening of St Thomas’ Day

‘Klöckeln’ Event in Sarntal Valley
When 07.12.2023 - 14.12.2023
Where Sarnthein
Holiday Farms in the Sarntal Valley
Where do you want to go?
When and how long?
Type of accommodation and fellow travellers
2 adults
Type of farm
Cattle farming, wine and fruit growing
all classification
20 farm farms
Reset filter
20 farm found farms found
Fam. Heiss  | Sarntal  (Bolzano and environs)
Farm's own products: milk, speck, eggs ...
Farm offers: Experience everyday life on the farm, Barn visits, Experience the hay harvest
"Very good"
(10 Reviews)
Obertegghof flower flower flower
Fam. Göller  | Sarntal  (Bolzano and environs)
Product corner: eggs, fruit jams, seasoning ...
Farm offers: Experience everyday life on the farm, Helping out in the barn, Barn visits ...
"Very good"
(7 Reviews)
Seebacherhof flower flower flower
Fam. Seebacher  | Sarntal  (Bolzano and environs)
Farm's own products: fruit jams, fruit juice, pickles ...
Farm offers: Helping out in the barn, Experience the hay harvest, Farm tour and produce tasting ...
Your search result