In Grainau there is something special to do at any time of the year. A lot of value is placed on Bavarian traditions there and the locals are very proud of it. Let yourself be fascinated by a funny farmer's theater, a traditional folk evening, the impressive Johannifeuer at the end of June or the Faschingstreiben in February.
Culture evenings ("Heimatabende") and events ("Parkfeste")
The culture evenings and events in the resort park form an integral part of Grainau's extensive summer event program.
The members of the "D'Hoellentaler Volkstrachtenverein", a traditional costume club, look forward to showing you some of their customs: The traditional "Schuhplattler" dance, yodeling and other original customs. You can enjoy grilled specialties and something to drink, maybe even a refreshing beer on tap, while watching.
More informations in our calendar of events.
A visit to the Grainau farmer's theater - this should not be missing in your vacation program! Enjoy the Bavarian language and laugh heartily during original plays.
The Grainauer Theatermusi plays during the breaks.
You can find the dates in our calender of events.
Advance ticket sales at the Tourist Information in Grainau.
The summer solstice is celebrated when the sun reaches its highest point in the summer.
On the eve of this day (June 23), which is called "Johannitag" in German after Saint Johannes, whose name day is on this day, bonfires are lit on mountain tops and hills throughout the Werdenfelser region.
The Johanni fires in Grainau on June 23 are especially impressive, because the entire Waxenstein ridge is crowned by a chain of glowing fires after the sky has darkened, all lit up by brave local mountaineers. No matter what the weather conditions are like, they climb up the mountain on narrow paths, occasionally even have to scale cliffs, until they reach the lofty ridge.
An exciting themed hike on the subject of legends, witches and poaching in Grainau takes us through the village and over the Höhenrain.
Look forward to an exciting time travel through Grainau's local history with the Grainau book author Josef Bader.
The stations of the tour: House "Steffl-Hanspaul" - Johanni fireplace Höhenrain - Krieger memorial chapel - Höhenrainweg and Krepbachweg.
Dates of the hike can be found in calendar of events.
For centuries we find the "Fosenacht" throughout the Bavarian region nowhere so vivid and original as in the "Werdenfelser Land".
In our rural areas the forms of expressions of the carnival has a lot of old and obtained customs. Each of the "Maschkera" carries a wood carved "Larve", which is often in family ownership for decades, even centuries. These rigid, stylized wooden faces have a very peculiar charm.
The carnival in Grainau is therefore an experience for young and old - and of course, to watch and join in the celebrations! Do you want to come to our "Fosenacht" (carnival in local dialect)?