Customary reception

The customary reception is based on the tradition of imperial Austria, according to which distinguished guests of honour were received with military honours. After the founding of the association of Tyrolean rifle companies, this welcoming ceremony developed into the customary reception and thus into a unique Tyrolean tradition. The Tyrol is the only Federal state in Austria to hold such receptions.

The customary reception is only used at official events of the Tyrol, when the governor, a member of the Federal state government, the President of the Tyrolean Parliament or the Federal President of the Republic of Austria receives the report.

After the European anthem, the Austrian national anthem and the Tyrolean anthem, the formation is inspected. To the honour of those present at the highest level, an honorary salvo is fired, followed shortly afterwards by seven gun salute shots from the cannon of the shooters, which represent the seven Alpine states. Shooting off the salvo of honour is an old peace symbol - it means: "There is never a bullet for you in the barrel. I come to you and will meet you as a friend!"

The traditional "welcoming schnapps", which is served by the sutlers of the music band and the rifle company after firing the honorary salvo, is an essential part of the customary reception and underlines the hospitality of the Tyrol. Afterwards, the "termination of the customary reception" takes place with the deregistration to the governor. The governor will give the order to "march out". After the traditional associations have marched out, we would like to invite you to the evening reception in the Hofburg. Enjoy this very special welcome ceremony!



PCO Tyrol Congress
Rennweg 3
6020 Innsbruck


Congress Innsbruck
Rennweg 3
6020 Innsbruck







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