On 18.06.2023 the cable cars Kronplatz 2000 and Ruis open for a very special night - the "Sacred Heart Night" at the summit of Kronplatz.
Be there and experience a beautiful view of the adjacent mountain world during a picturesque sunset over the main ridge of the Alps and the Dolomites. Once the sun has set, a spectacular spectacle awaits you: fires of the Sacred Heart are lit on the surrounding peaks, illuminating the sky over the whole South Tyrol and giving it a magical atmosphere.
Lighting fires around the summer solstice has its origins in ancient times. The custom of solstice and St. John's fires has been documented since the 12th century. In the 18th century, however, the custom was reinterpreted: in 1796, the Tyrolean estates vowed to entrust the land to the "Sacred Heart of Jesus" to counter the imminent danger posed by Napoleon's invasion. Since then, this promise has been commemorated every year by lighting fires.
But this is not all: those interested in culture have the opportunity to visit the two museums at Kronplatz. Both the MMM Corones and the LUMEN Museum open their doors on this evening. Special highlight at the LUMEN Museum is the photography workshop with Lukas Schäfer, who will teach you tips and tricks for photography at dusk/sunset.
The AlpiNN Food & Space Restaurant, the Treff summit Bar as well as the CAI Hut will provide the culinary frame. The offer is varied and there is something for every taste.
In short, the "Sacred Heart Night" at Kronplatz is an unforgettable experience for everyone who wants to experience South Tyrolean tradition up close. We are looking forward to your visit!
THE FACTS ABOUT THE EVENT
Open ski lifts from 5.45 p.m.:
Participating huts and restaurants:
Open museums from 6.00 p.m.: