Thursday, January 14, 2016

Kastelruther Bauernhochzeit

Kastelruther Bauernhochzeit - Peasant Wedding in Kastelruth

Every year Kastelruth / Castelrotto recalls the traditional "Bauernhochzeit".

Bride, groom and the whole wedding company appear in their historic costumes for the joy of residents and tourists.

notice the beautiful ornaments of the horses...

Bride and Groom

Everyone gets a schnapps

The photos were taken on Sunday, January 10th in the afternoon.


  1. Ihastuttava hääjuhlatunnelma, hieno kulkue ja hevonen oli tosi kaunis!

  2. This is fantastic. I feel like I was there right along with you. I Love the horses all decked out and that 7th photo is my favorite with the horse looking happy and the guy taking a photo. Wonderful shots.

  3. Excellent reportage, not much snow for the sled...

  4. Bella cerimonia! Ciao, Arianna

  5. An unusual but interesting tradition!

  6. Wonderful tradition.
    Your photos are lovely, and I can see how beautiful is this procession.

  7. Quite incredible. I've never seen anything like this. I'm wondering if the families of the intended have to pay for this and I would imagine it's quite expensive. I'd love to see and hear it in person. The bride and groom look so young and innocent. The costumes are all beautiful and the various horse dressings are amazing. Thanks for sharing, Karl!

  8. The bride's smile is absolutely contagious. :-)

  9. These are wonderful shots, Karl!

  10. These are like pictures in a fairy tale book, like too good to be true!!
    What fun! And I adore the decorated horse and sleigh!

  11. Oh my gosh Karl, what a fantastic post! Thank you so much for sharing with us, I would loooove to see this in person. How sweet the bride and groom setting out on their life together!

  12. What a great celebration. These days, everyone takes photos, whether with mobile phones or with compact point-and-shoot cameras. I like the way you included them in a few of your photos.


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