Burning off the Funken- a traditional practice in Vorarlberg to symbolically drive away winter.
On the first Sunday after Ash Wednesday, the Funken (= carefully layered pile of wood) is built up. When darkness falls, it is ignited by the Funkenmeister with musical accompaniment from the Fontanella costume band.
The fire brigade Fontanella provides snacks, mulled wine and much more.
At 20:00 o'clock the Funken is ignited.