Cultural Event Organizers
In Binntal nature park you'll find unique natural and agricultural landscape as well as a wealth of cultural activities, from an internationally renowned music festival to a myriad of village societies and associations.
Ernen music village
Each summer the village of Ernen is transformed into a music village, where world-class classical concerts are held. The festival was founded by the world-famous Hungarian pianist and music educationalist György Sebök (1922–1999), who in 1974 choose the pretty village as the backdrop for his annual piano and chamber music master classes. Today the festival runs for several weeks, and includes piano recitals; chamber, baroque, jazz and orchestral concerts; organ recitals and, last but not least, master classes – continuing the tradition established by Sebök. Literary events and seminars also take place during the festival.
Each year around Christmas, the small mountain village of Binn is transformed into a festival venue, for two weeks of book readings, lectures, drama, cabaret and music of all different genres. There are two events on the programme each day, at 5pm and 9pm. The Binn culture evenings are organised jointly by the Binn Cultural Society and Binntal nature park. The events take place in Binn village hall, Hotel Ofenhorn and Wileren Church.
Bergland Cultural Society
The society aims to promote cultural events in Ernen, in particular on the Bergland products farm. For many years it organised the Rock-im-Stall festival, and now stages various cultural events in the garden in front of the organic farm shop, under the new name Kulturgarten Ernen. It also supports ecological and biodynamic projects.
Alpengruss music society
Village life in Grengiols would not be the same without the Alpengruss music society. The society aims to play an active part in the cultural life of the village, not only in musical terms but also by contributing to community life. Its members are enthusiastic in providing musical training for children and teenagers, and so ensure that the musical scene in Grengiols is young, fresh and very lively.
Frid music society
The music society in Ernen often plays at church and village events. In 2010 it celebrated its 100th anniversary. The music society brings together young and old; the friendships shared are just as important as playing together in the band. The motto on our flag is: "In Freud und Leid zum Spiel bereit" – Ready to play in good times and bad.
Grengiola Drama Society
Grengiola Drama Society in Grengiols has a long tradition going back over a hundred years. It stages a production every two years.