This month is making an extraordinary effort to defend its reputation as the merry month of May! The weather will once again remain sunny and dry.
Strong areas of high pressure like the current one are very stable; this one will remain with us for several days. There will only be light cloud and the weather will stay dry with temperatures that continue to rise.
In the Tyrol the traditional Christmas focuses on the crib. Figurines made of wood, wax, clay or cardboard are placed against a backcloth of imaginary scenery and are moved around to correspond to the various scenes described in the Bible.
Something truly special: the Jaufenthaler nativity scene
You can practically feel the spirit of Christmas on the market square in Innsbruck where a mechanical nativity scene delights visitors with free performances every day. The Jaufenthaler nativity scene was donated as a gift to all children and bears the name of its former owner. The technical wonder creates a festive atmosphere that builds excitement in the run up to Christmas. 15 motors move 28 figures, drive a waterfall and make the church bells ring. A Christmas world comes to life: open daily from December until 6 January, performances from 4 pm to 7 pm. Performances last approx. 25 minutes.