The Geierwally Open Air Theatre

History and Culture under the Sky

The Geierwally Open Air Theatre is the cultural highlight of the region.
The Bernhardstal gorge winds its way towards the main municipality of the Lechtal, Elbigenalp, with bizarre rock formations. Amidst this gorge lies the Geierwally Open Air Theatre.  This unique natural theatre stage in Tirol has attracted thousands of visitors every year since 1993. Different kinds of cultural events and high-calibre theatre performances can be held in any weather, thanks to the flexible roofing.

In 1992 Felix Mitterer wrote the theatre piece called “Die Geierwally” for Elibgenalp and brought the subject matter back to the place where it originates. Mitterer looked for an authentic setting for his piece and found it at the entrance of the Bernhardstal gorge. In 1993 the “Geierwally” had its premiere on the newly built open air stage.

In the last years the Geierwally open air theatre has become an insiders’ tip among theatre fans. The wild-romantic stage under the open sky is supported by atmospheric and effective picture, light and sound effects. True stories and destinies the spectators can immediately relate to repeatedly strike the nerve of the spectators. Among the most famous and popular productions were “Die Schwabenkinder”, “Die wahre Geierwally”, “Kasper und die Wilderer”, “Die Lawine” und “Sturm in den Bergen”.  

History & Contact

Booking of Tickets &
Opening Times

Lechtal Tourist Board 
Ms. Andrea Weger 
Untergiblen 23
A-6652 Elbigenalp 
Tel.: +43 (0) 5634 5315-12

Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Box office: on days with performance from 6:00 p.m. (July - August)