„Krampus“ Run at Hasnerplatz
- Tradition, Advent for children
On December 3rd a small Perchten Run will take place on Hasnerplatz.
Have fun watching and chasing devils, witches, krampusses and more scary creatures from all over Austria. Great experience for young and old!
Where does this tradition come from and what are „Perchten“ exactly? „Perchten“ originate from Alpine areas and are sorts of devils who mainly appear in December and January. They are similiar to Krampus, who often appears together with St. Nicholas. One of the most important utensil of a Perchte is its huge bell, with which they try to scare away winter according to the myths.