Feistritz im Gailtal is known above all for its annual “Kufenstechen” festival on Whit Monday. On this day the Gail Valley local costume is worn by the unmarried boys and girls who are over the age of 15. Following Mass in the church and the traditional midday meal with the special festival day soup, in the afternoon first in Oberfeistritz and then in Unterfeistritz the young men of the village dress in the costume of the Gail Valley and ride on unsaddled horses to strike a wooden barrel with iron clubs as they go past, which is followed by dancing. The following day the married people of the village go to Mass in the church dressed in their adult costume, and meet in different houses for drinks and for dancing.
Camporosso (in German Saifnitz) with the Fella and the Canal del Ferro/Eisental Valley on the one side and the Val Canale/Kanaltal Valley on the other side lies precisely on the watershed between the Adriatic and the Black Sea. The Saiseratal Valley, which is set against a striking mountain backdrop, including the famous Wischberg and Montasch peaks, is probably one of the most fascinating valleys in the Julian Alps. Many forest roads and trails branch off the asphalt road which leads from Valbruna to the excursion destination Oitzinger-Wiesen (mountain lodge with food and drink, and riding facilities), with an open invitation to many beautiful hikes.
Book recommendations for this region:
- 17 Waypoints
- 17 Waypoints