Middle Ages Festival in Altfinstermünz

With an archery competition in Pfunds

The castle walls of Altfinstermünz will provide an impressive backdrop on 30 May 2019 for a medieval festival in the Tiroler Oberland. On 1 June this historic event will be followed by a sporting highlight – archers gather for a competition in Pfunds/Tschingls.

Festival of the Middle Ages

Medieval music at the Pfunds Middle Ages Festival
© TVB Tiroler Oberland, Kurt Kirschner

Every year, the Tiroler Oberland Tourist Office organises the popular Middle Ages festival in cooperation with the Altfinstermünz Association.

Altfinstermünz once served as a medieval court and border fortification on the historic Via Claudia Augusta trade route. The signs of the past make an impressive show on this extensively restored building.

These traces are revived in a special way at the medieval festival, when princes, princesses, knights, court ladies, jugglers and fools put on a wonderful show with games and show fights. The artistic fire display is a particularly spectacular part of the show.

Visitors are not likely to go hungry with some culinary delicacies prepared according to medieval recipes. Little princesses and young knights will also get their money’s worth with a varied children’s programme.

This return to times long past begins at 11.00 at the Altfinstermünz Adventure Castle. The entrance fee is 7,- Euro.

Getting to the Festival

Parking possibilities around the fortress are limited. The Tourist Office will set up a shuttle service directly from Pfunds information office (shuttle from Pfunds information office from 11.00 – 12.30 and return from 16.00). The Altfinstermünz fortress can also be reached from Pfunds via an idyllic footpath and cycle path in approx. 60 minutes.

3D Archery Tournament in Pfunds/Tschingls

Archery tournament in Pfunds
© TVB Tiroler Oberland, Kurt Kirschner

The archery tournament is being held for the seventh time with the cooperation of the Pfunds Archery Club and the Tiroler Oberland Tourist Office.

Archers from Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland will meet at the outdoor course in Tschingls and compete for the coveted challenge cup. The old technique with bow and arrow continues to fascinate participants and visitors and is very popular.

The event starts 08.00 with an exciting tournament day planned on the 28-station course. The Bow Hunter Party will take place at the club’s refreshment station of the club from 15.00 to round off the event with live music and delicacies from the grill.

The winners of this year’s archery tournament will be announced at around 17.00 at the award ceremony.

More info: www.tiroler-oberland.com