History & Culture

Traditions and culture that you can feel

Living history and traditions without any of the bells or whistles.
Those who associate history and culture with the idea of patina and dusty display cabinets will be in for a rude awakening in Tramin.

Of course the time-honoured is also visible here as is the case with the Tramin village museum which was opened in 1989, but even here the joy of life is palpable.

Such as the “Egetmann” parade during carnival time. This carnival night parade with its laboriously decorated wagons and historical figures has a long tradition in which the winter symbolically gets driven out of the land. The snapping animal figures are particularly impressive. They are the loudest participants of this spectacle and are today inseparably connected with Tramin.
No less impressive are the cultural monuments in Tramin.

Amongst them the little St. Jakob church in Kastelaz. Unobtrusive yet visible from afar, the gem of a sacred work of art in construction terms thrones on a hill full of vines above Tramin’s centre and contains the oldest Roman frescoes in the German speaking area.

Tramin and carnival

On Pancake Tuesday of an uneven year, Egetmann Hansl navigates his way through Tramin with his wedding party.

The Egetmann parade

Carnival tradition in Tramin

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A custom
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Long, cold and snow-filled winters characterise the alpine area. It’s no surprise that in exactly this region a passionate and lively custom all about the driving out of winter has developed. For this, we are thankful to the Egetmann parade in Tramin, that has become much more in the meantime than simply a tradition that you feel obliged to carry out.


If Egetmann Hansl and his band traipse through Tramin on carnival Tuesday then you can be sure of some merry pleasure! Almost 800 men from Tramin shape and decorate the parade wagons as well as the programme with lots of fantasy and participate with passion in this boisterous and happy event.

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