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Fisser Blochziehen.

Real Tyrolean carnival.

Every four years, the traditional Blochziehen is performed in Fiss - one of the most famous carnival customs in the Alpine region.
A spectacle with over 300 exclusively male participants, whose stage is the street of our village.  It is a time-honored custom, embedded in the carnival season. Before the strictly regimented Lent begins, people can have a good time. The custom owes its name to the Bloch, a pine tree trunk up to 35 meters long.  During the festive procession, the decorated Bloch is pulled through the village on a wooden sleigh by carnival figures. The Schwoaftuifl and the witches try again and again to stop the procession. However, the captured bear and the Miasmann - the wild man - help to pull the Bloch further through the narrow streets.

Entertainment is provided by the foolish Bajatzl, who jumps around and performs acrobatic feats on the roofs.  The Giggeler (rooster) symbolizes the licentiousness of the carnival and humps many a female onlooker. In addition to the Mohrelen, the carnival procession also includes groups from regional history or folk tales.

The procession ends at the fairground in the center of the village. There the Bloch is auctioned off to the highest bidder with great participation of the population. Punctually at 18.00 o'clock, to the ringing of the church bell, the larvae must be taken off.  But the foolish goings-on continue - until late at night. In 2011, the Fisser Blochziehen was included in the list of intangible cultural heritage of the Austrian UNESCO Commission.

Date and time

  • Sunday, 29. January 2023
  • Starts at: 12:30 O'clock
  • end: 18:00 O'clock


Tourismusverband Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
Gänsackerweg 2
6534 Serfaus


Tourismusverband Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
Gänsackerweg 2
6534 Serfaus


Tourismusverband Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
Gänsackerweg 2
6534 Serfaus

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