Wednesday, February 27, 2013


South Tyrol is a wine country, here a promotional bottle in Vill/Neumarkt

Monday, February 25, 2013

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013

Looking skyward

The sky above the Adige Valley

This post joins hundreds of other bloggers' skies at SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013

Egetmann 2013

Last Tuesday I went to Tramin/Termeno to watch the Egetmann parade.
The Egetmann parade is the "wildest" Carnival parade of South Tyrol, for sure!

This parade is held every 2 years, always on Shrove Tuesday.

These are the "Wudelen" or "Schnappvieher", freely translated with " the animals that bite".

The Egetmann (represented by a doll) marries and moves with his entourage through the village.

These are the guests...


 ... among the guests there are also wild men...


... and many other figures....

Do you want to see some action? Watch the short video (5 min.) of this wild and unusual event here.

A few photos of the last edition 2011 are here and here.

For more informations about this unique parade visit the official site (German language only). 

Thursday, February 14, 2013


geschlossen - Mei Ruh will i hobm * closed - I want my peace

Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Skiing on Falzeben

Skiing on Falzeben above Meran / Merano is fun..
... and thereafter a good tea to warm up.

P.S. This is Post number 1,000

Monday, February 11, 2013


Zusslrennen in Prad

These men called "Zussl" are wearing cowbells weighing up to 20kg.

Last Thursday I went to Prad am Stilfserjoch / Prato allo Stelvio to watch the traditional Zusslrennen. It was the first time I saw this.

The Zusslrennen is a unique carnival parade which happens every year on Carnival Thursday.

I made also a short and simple video, so you can see some action and listen the sound of the cowbells.

You can also watch this video in HD on Vimeo.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Reflections behind a masked doll

Street reflections in a store window in Bolzano.

If you like to see pictures with reflections, click here to see other images.

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