at Lake Walchsee

Overview of events in the Kaiserwinkl region

From light shows and the Alpine Ballooning Festival to customs and traditions practised for hundreds of years, the Kaiserwinkl region is home to many top events throughout the year. Check out our event calendar for an overview of what's going on here between the Kitzbühel and Chiemgau Alps.

Top Events in Kaiserwinkl
  • Winter Magic
  • Alpine Ballooning Festival
  • Kössen Cheese Festival
  • Harley Davidson "Days of Thunder"
  • Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl Challenge Thriathlon
  • Egascht Festival
  • Super Paragliding Testival
  • Summer Night's Dream

The Kaiserwinkl Alpin Ballooning is a very special event in our region. At the beginning of the year a lot of ballooning teams from all over Europe will arrive to Kaiserwinkl. But also the spectators down on the ground can enjoy the race lot. Every day, the top-class teams start to different rides and decorate the winter landscape in Kaiserwinkl with their colorful hot air balloons. 

Due to the prevailing corona measures, this popular winter event only takes place to a limited extent. A balloonist meeting will be held in 2021, but the opening ceremony and the popular Night Glowing will be completely canceled.
In the sky you will still be able to see many colorful balloons and passenger trips are also possible. A ride in a hot air balloon is available from EUR 260.00.

  • Date 2021: 23.01.- 30.01.2020

The winter magic takes place this year on 4 dates at the Raiffeisenplatz in Kössen. Enjoy a varied and entertaining evening in the middle of the idyllic winter landscape. To get yourself warm even in the cool temperatures, there is a live band with the possibility to dance. Highlight is this year again a sensational show program with various artists who provide entertainment. Accompanied is the spectacle by different stalls which offer you mulled food, wine and souvenirs. During the event, the skating rink is open all the time.

  • Dates 2021: tbc

For many years this has been an insider tip of the culinary village festivals - the Cheese Festival in Kössen. There are a range of delicious cheeses are as home-spun as the musical accompaniment. Various music groups walk "without accompaniment" between the visitors and the food stands. The event takes place in the centre of the village of Kössen, whatever the weather, between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Entry is free!

  • Date 2021: 15.05.

The motto of this annual Harley Davidson get-together in Kössen is “Days of Thunder”, with fans of classic motorbikes meeting on the shores of Lake Walchsee to enjoy live acts, shows, bike exhibitions and stunts.

  •  Date 2021: 02.06. - 05.06.

Triathlon at the Heart of the Alps! With its spectacular setting and enthusiastic fans lining the course, it is no wonder that the Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl Challenge is one of the most popular triathlon events in Europe. The additional side events such as Challenge Aquathlon, Challenge Aquabike, Challenge Women and Junior Challenge, which run from Friday to Sunday round off the family-friendly challenge weekend.

  • Date 2021: 25.06. - 27.06.

Bringing in the first swathe, or the first hay was once called the 'Egascht Mahd'. Based on this date and old traditions, at Lake Wachsee the 'Egascht Fest'l' is always celebrated on Whit Sunday. An extensive programme, along with the authenticity of the presentation, has meant the festival has been very popular - not only in the Kaiserwinkl but beyond Tyrol's borders, into Bavaria.

  • Date 2021: 23.05.

The Kaiserwinkl is one of the pioneers of European hang-gliding and paragliding sports - enjoy the international flair of the world-famous Kössen flight sports scene with us!

  • Date 2021: tbc

Instead of our "Summer Lights Magic" event series, the "Midsummer Night's Dream" will take place this year - also on the lake promenade at Walchsee. The event is framed by "sales stand" with various handicrafts and regional delicacies. There is a variety of super delicious drinks available that you can enjoy while watching the shows of jugglers and stilt walkers. The evenings are accompanied musically by various bands.

Only in good weather: the alternative date is always the following Thursday.

  • Dates 2021: tbc

Celebrate in the Seetenne

Planning a party, celebration or meeting? The Seetenne at the Hotel Seehof is the ideal setting for events of all kinds, from corporate get-togethers to wedding receptions.