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Witness an ancient tradition @ the Perchten- & Krampuslauf

November 29, 2019

Witness an ancient
tradition @ the Perchten-
& Krampusläufe
in Vienna

Get in the Christmas mood with this unique experience: the Krampuslauf

Witness an ancient tradition @ the Perchten- & Krampusläufe in Vienna

When: SUN, December 9, 4pm–6pm
Where: various locations in Vienna
Entry: Free

Marching in ghoulish fashion at the beginning of December are the Krampus and Perchten. For those unfamiliar with the ‘Krampuslauf’, and the half-goat, half-demon folklore (damn ugly) character, the Krampus, usually run through a town/area discouraging children from being naughty (if their scary look doesn’t do it, they’ll be sure to whack a couple of kids with a club), while at the same time a St Nikolaus comes through giving them presents.

This special tradition will take place in various locations in Vienna, and sometimes with rewards awaiting the little ones who behave well:

+ Großer Perchtenlauf at the Wiener Prater on December 1
+ Krampuslauf at the Adventmarkt in Wien Mariahilf on December 6
+ Krampuslauf Wien Simmering at the Schloss Neugebäude Adventmarkt on December 7
+ Perchtenshow at Donaufelder Platz on December 14

Recommended if you like: wearing fur and horns, being devilish, runs where you don’t actually have to run, scaring the kids, harking back to your childhood to get in the Christmas mood, doing something a little different on a Sunday, dressing up in costumes, ancient traditions still being practiced

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