NYE Celebration Includes Fireworks In The Mountain & A DJ Dancing Fountain In the City
At the top, on the Nordkette mountain high above Innsbruck, are fireworks. visitors will be enchanted by a traditional firework display. At the bottom, there are dancing fountains with a DJ and full-on party scene.
The whole extravanza is called Bergsilvester, or New Year’s Eve in the Mountains and the motto is “The World Visits Innsbruck.”
The fireworks take place at 2000 metres (6,500 feet) while in town, fountains reaching up to 70 metres (230feet) high in a light, water, mist and sound show. At midnight, a traditional waltz is played and people (who know how to waltz) dance. This is Austria, after all.
The DJ starts at 10 p.m., but the party starts much earlier. At 11:30 a.m., there are New Year drinks with Dixie Brass Band Tirol in Old Town. This goes until 2 p.m. At 4, there’s a run through Innsbruck with the evening activities getting underway at 6 p.m., with lounge music playing as people walk along the illuminated River Inn.
Below is the full schedule for New Year’s Eve as well as for New Year’s Day and the first days of 2020.
Tuesday, 31 December 2019
11.30 am – 2pm: early New Year drinks with Dixie Brass Band Tirol – Old Town
4–6 pm: New Year’s run through Innsbruck (www.innsbrucklaeuft.com)
From 6 pm: Bergsilvester & INNS’zenierung with the motto “The World Visits Innsbruck” – Herzog-Otto-Ufer and Waltherpark
Midnight firework display on the Seegrube and INNS’zenierung – Herzog-Otto-Ufer and Waltherpark
From midnight: New Year’s Eve Clubbing “Silvester Beats” – Congress Innsbruck
Wednesday, 1 January 2020:
11.15 am: live broadcast of the Vienna Philharmonic’s New Year’s Day concert – Old Town
5 pm: Tyrolean Symphony Orchestra’s New Year’s Day concert – Congress Innsbruck
Monday, 6 January
11 am: Tyrolean Chamber Orchestra Innstrumenti’s New Year’s Day concert – Congress Innsbruck
Thru 19 January
Daily 5.30 pm-6.30 pm: Lightshow Mount Magic, futuristic 3D mapping of the forces of nature, Innsbruck’s Imperial Palace
Further information is available at: www.innsbruck.info/bergsilvester