Krampus run in Hallstatt

Date: Tue, Dec. 5, 2017
Time: 18:00 — 23:00
Location:  Hallstätter Marktplatz und in den idyllischen Gassen, Marktplatz 4830 Hallstatt
Info: Eine Veranstaltung im Rahmen des “Welterbe Advents“ bei Ihrem Winterurlaub in der UNESCO Welterberegion Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.

The Krampus parade in Hallstatt on 5th of December at the market square the good St. Nicholases will meet more than 30 Krampus and Perchten.

Whatwho is Krampus ?

"The word Krampus originates from the Old High German word for claw (Krampen). In the Alpine region the Krampus is represented by an incubus in company of St Nicholas. Traditionally, young men dress up as the Krampus in the first two weeks of December and particularly in the evening of 5th of December and roam the streets frightening children (and adults) with rusty chains and bells. In some rural areas also slight birching especially of young females by the Krampus is part of tradition." The present day Krampus costume consists of red wooden masks or Larve, black sheep's skin and horns. Considerable effort goes into the manufacture of the hand-crafted masks, as many younger adults in rural communities engage competitively in the Krampus events.

Events

Date: Tue, Dec. 5, 2017 , 19:00
Ort:  Gemeindeplatz Obertraun, Obertraun 180 4831 Obertraun

more...

Date: Thu, Dec. 7, 2017 , 17:00
Ort:  Marktplatz Bad Goisern, Marktplatz 4822 Bad Goisern
700 "Krampusses" and demons, St Nicholasses and good angels will assemble once again in the market square in Bad Goisern for this annual event.

more...

World Heritage Advent in Austria

Around Lake Hallstatt: Be enchanted by the numerous events of the World Heritage Advent. Some of those events have attracted way beyond the region since many years. So just be enthralled by those highlights of the advent.

» World Heritage Advent in Austria

Book your adventure now!

Whether you’re a beginning or an experienced skier, the multi-page web portal of the holiday region Dachstein Salzkammergut (www.hallstatt.net, www.gosautal.net, www.bad-goisern.net and www.obertraun.net) offers a wide variety of resources including information about skiing, accommodations, and other news concerning winter sports in the world heritage region. Endless kilometres of ski slopes await discovery in the family-friendly ski regions of Dachstein West in Gosau and the Freeride Arena on the Krippenstein in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt. For weekend excursions or unforgettable week-long adventures in snow, you’ll find the most beautiful hotels, holiday apartments and bed & breakfasts in our extensive accommodations registry. Book your holiday now—get out there and enjoy the winter paradise of the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.

How about a winter holiday in the world heritage?

The oldest salt mine in the world, the breathtaking "Five Fingers" viewing platform, the view of snow covered Dachstein Glacier from the romantic Lake Gosau - these and more destinations thrilled millions of visitors, from around the world, who visited the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut in summer. However, also in winter, the four towns of the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region - Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun – have their own special charms: Rest & Relaxation in lovingly furnished apartments and perfectly equipped hotels, fantastic winter hiking trails, unrivalled snowshoe trails, romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides and a variety of thermal baths on the outskirts of the World Heritage region. Numerous swimming pools, whirlpools, saunas and steam rooms are available. Or treat yourself to one of the numerous applications such as classical or relaxing massages. Indulge yourself and enjoy the absolute tranquillity between mountains and lakes. Beautiful winter holiday in the world heritage!

Information at a glance