Krampusparty in Obertauern with its parade of hundreds of devilish Krampuses. Krampus is a mythical creature who seeks and punishes naughty children during the Christmas season across the pass summit followed by a grand party in the heart of Obertauern.
This event is a wonderful combination of folk tradition, mysticism and modern music culture. A positively scary experience that gives you the shivers and a chance to unwind and dance your heart out.
This year again the legendary Krampusparty will take place in Obertauern on the 8th of December 2018. As part of the Ski Opening 2018/19 in Obertauern, there is the legendary Krampus party once again.
Obertauern is a tourist destination which is located in the Radstädter Tauern in the Salzburger Land of Austria. The winter sports resort is separated in two communities: Tweng and Untertauern.
Highly anticipated by guests each and every year, the eerily beautiful Krampusses parade over the Obertauern pass. The perfect opportunity to get to know the traditional custom of the Austrian Krampus and Saint Nicholas. Afterwards the Ö3-Disco with some great DJs takes place.
In Central European folklore, Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure described as “half-goat, half-demon”. He during the Christmas season, punishes children who have misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards the well-behaved with gifts. Krampus is one of the companions of Saint Nicholas in several regions including Austria, Bavaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Northern Italy including South Tyrol, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
The origin of the figure is unclear; some folklorists and anthropologists have postulated it as having pre-Christian origins.
In traditional parades and in such events as the Krampuslauf , young men dressed as Krampus participate; such events occur annually in most Alpine towns.Krampus is featured on holiday greeting cards called Krampuskarten.