Events around Lake Hallstatt -

Krampus run in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt

Date: Thu, Dec. 5, 2019
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.

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.

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!

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