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Perchten and Krampusses (wild spirits) in many different styles and shapes can be seen throughout the Bavarian and Austrian alpine region during the winter season. They are frightening and not very appealing to the eye.

"Krampus" is the untamed, shaggy spirit that accompanies St. Nicholas. Krampusses usually roam in larger groups. Their traditional costumes and masks are elaborately handcrafted. Krampusses can usually be encountered on and a few days before December 6.

"Perchten" are wild pagan spirits widespread throughout the Austrian and Bavarian region. The appear alone or in groups, especially on three specific winter nights, called the "rough nights," i.e. the night before St. Nicholas (December 6), before the winter solstice (December 21) and before Epiphany (January 6). They carry bells and other loud instruments to dispel the winter.

Nowadays the originally different Krampus and Perchten customs have merged into one in many regions.

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Krampus run

Krampus run

featuring Maxglaner Teufeln and Salzburger Festungsteifin in Linzergasse

28.11.2014, 18:00

wild spirits & Krampus run

Krampus run

Krampus run

featuring Alt Gnigler Perchten and more than 40 Krampus groups. From Turnerstraße via...

29.11.2014, 19:00

wild spirits & Krampus run

Krampus run featuring Stefani Perchten
30.11.2014, 15:00

wild spirits & Krampus run

Krampus run

Krampus run

featuring Oberndorfer Schöffleut Pass. Starting 5.30 pm Toscaninihof via...

30.11.2014, 17:00

wild spirits & Krampus run

Krampus run

Krampus run

featuring Salzburger Falkenpass

30.11.2014, 17:30

wild spirits & Krampus run

Krampus run

Krampus run

featuring Radecker Pass Route: Festspielhaus - Franziskanergasse - Christkindl Market -...

01.12.2014, 17:30

wild spirits & Krampus run

Krampus run

Krampus run

featuring Grödiger Krampusse. From Siegmundstor to Getreidegasse.

03.12.2014, 17:30

wild spirits & Krampus run

Krampus run

Krampus run

featuring Barmstoana Perchten in Linzergasse

05.12.2014, 17:00

wild spirits & Krampus run

Krampus run

Krampus run

featuring Salzburger Falkenpass

05.12.2014, 17:30

wild spirits & Krampus run

05.12.2014, 19:00

wild spirits & Krampus run

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Krampuslauf in der Getreidegasse

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