Choose a language

Jungholz music band

Tradition, customs and culture are very important in Jungholz. On this page we introduce you to the music band Jungholz. A voluntary association that makes a major contribution to Jungholz and its guests.
Those who spend their holidays in Jungholz are often primarily interested in getting to know the enclave and its surroundings with their beautiful nature, extensive paths and diversity. But another highlight that should not be missed is the culture & tradition in Jungholz - and above all the music. Jungholz with about 300 inhabitants has its own music band with about 20 members, from young to old. Here you can look back on a long history, develop a sense of community and this promotes exchange between generations. In addition to the thoroughbred musicians, two sutlers and two ensigns are members of the association.

Matthias Sprenger has been part of the Jungholz music band since 1989. "I was about 15 years old then - and that was the average age for most of the young people who started with us," says Sprenger. "It's a bit different today: Many have been at the music school since the third or fourth grade, and some of them switch to us at the age of twelve."

Facts & figures about the Jungholz band

Founding year: 1870

Members: 23

Musicans: 19

Marketenderinnen: 2

Faehnriche: 2

Instruments used: Flugelhorn, clarinet, oboe, trumpet, tenor horn, baritone, tuba and drums

Chairman: Armin Schmid

Kapellmeister: Matthias Spenger

Few impressions


The Jungholzer Musikkapelle can be heard at a number of events throughout the year. This also includes individual performances outside of Jungholz, such as at the Rottachspeicher, the district music festival, individual weddings, etc. The absolute highlight, however, are the stand concerts in Jungholz. In the summer months (July, August), every Wednesday at 8 p.m., holidaymakers and locals meet for a sonorous exchange in the middle of town. The passion and tradition can be enjoyed at the music pavilion, right next to the church. In addition to marches, polka, waltzes and modern numbers, you can also have a cool or fresh drink in a unique atmosphere.

Would you like to find out more about the various dates of the stand concerts? Then click the event directly below.

In addition to the stand concerts, there is also the so-called "spark fire" once a year. To banish the cold season, the "spark witch" is symbolically burned. This always takes place on the Sunday after Ash Wednesday. This ancient tradition is lived on in the Tyrolean high valleys and is also intended to be a meeting point for holidaymakers and locals who long for the approaching warm season and want to end the cold season. In addition to the spectacular fire, a large pile of wood and cuttings set up by the music, which blazes red hot, physical well-being is also taken care of. The Funkenküchle, a sweet lard pastry, is traditionally served here with mulled wine or punch.

The traditional maypole festival takes place every year on May 1st. The Jungholzer Musikkapelle is the organizer. In addition to setting up the decorated tree, you are invited to a drink and sweet treats such as cake. The impressive installation and celebration on May 1st is supported by brass band music.

Contact details

Have you always wanted to have the music band play at your place or are you looking for music for your event in the area? Then feel free to contact us at any time!

Address: Jungholz 7

A-6691 Jungholz

Music chairman: Armin Schmid

Mail address:

Telephone number: 43 676 604 7614

Responsible for this content
Jungholz Tourismus  Verified partner