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Tradition are important in the Salzkammergut.

One of the most important traditions is the Krampus, a figure that roams the streets on the night before St. Nicholas Day.

Unlike popular belief, the Krampus is not a figure of punishment. He is actually a protector against evil. He is supposed to keep all winter spirits away from farms and homes.

The Krampus's mask is meant to show that he is a human creation. The whip is meant to bring luck and fertility for the coming year. The bells are meant to drive away dangerous spirits with their noise.

Krampus Run der Weyregger Krampusse:

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