Krampus run in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt

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

On the Krampus parade in Obertraun 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 , 18:00 — 23:00
Ort:  Hallstätter Marktplatz und in den idyllischen Gassen, Marktplatz 4830 Hallstatt

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© Kraft | Traditioneller Krampuslauf Hallstatt

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.

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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

Enjoy a gentle tour

The winter in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut has many facets - also a very tranquil one. As a nature lover, you can enjoy the snowy winter landscape around Lake Hallstatt and Gosau Valley at its most romantic. Many prepared winter hiking trails invite you to relax, marvel and enjoy the snow-covered landscape. The smooth, soft crunching of the snow, the wintry silence and the magnificent winter scenery all have magical power. Numerous winter trails are even located right on the doorstep of your hosts and together with the thermal spa offerings they make a perfect combination for a great winter vacation around Lake Hallstatt. See you in Austria!

Information at a glance

  • Tourist Office Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt
    Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut
    Tourismusverband Inneres Salzkammergut
    Geschäftstelle Obertraun
    Nr. 180
    4831 Obertraun, Österreich, Austria
    Phone: +43 (0) 5 95095 40
    Fax: +43 (0) 6131 / 34222
    E-Mail: obertraun@dachstein-salzkammergut.at
    Homepage: www.obertraun.net

    Opening times Tourist Office Obertraun
    Janiary & February: Mon – Fri 8:00 - 17:00 hrs / Sat 9:00 - 13:00 hrs. / Son & Holidays closed
    March to May: Mon – Fri 8:00 - 17:00 hrs / Sat, Sun& Holiday closed
    June to September: Mon – Fri 8:00 - 17:00 hrs. / Dat 8.=0 13.00 hrs. / Sun & Holidays cloased
    October & November: Mon – Fri 8:00 - 17:00 hrs. / Sat, Sun & Holidays cloased
    December: Mon – Fri 8:00 - 17:00 hrs. / Sat & Son closed / Holiday 9.00 to 13.00 hrs.

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