Traditional Krampus show by Zottl-Pass St.Gilgen - with mulled wine stand
Krampus is the name for the wild and shaggy companion of Saint Nicholas. The traditional robes and masks are elaborately handmade. Perchten are frightening figures that are widespread in the Alpine regions of Austria and Bavaria. The bells they carry are meant to drive out winter. In many regions, the border between traditional Krampus customs and Perchten customs has become blurred.