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“Glöckler” Parades in the Salzkammergut

At the time of the twelfth night ancient traditions with their mysterious magic have a fixed place in the Salzkammergut.

Every year on 5 January, the eve of Epiphany, “Glöckler” figures parade. They are beings of the light and wear beautifully shining handmade hats of the Salzkammergut. The “Glöckler” figures drive out bad spirits and bring salvation and blessing. A unique spectacle for spectators.

Ebensee am Traunsee is the place where this twelfth night custom originates. This ancient custom has been declared immaterial cultural heritage of Austria by the UNESCO.

“Glöckler Events"in the Salzkammergut


Glöckler-run Obertraun

Every year on the 5th January the Obertrauner Glöckler group invites you to the traditional ...
Time period: To 05.01.2019
Market square Obertraun
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Bad Ischl

Glöckler Parade

Each year on 5th January, at around 6pm , Bad Ischl has “Glöcklerlauf”. It marks the night into Epiphany, or Twelfth ...
Time period: To 05.01.2019
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