TOM BIERBAUMER
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Krampus

The Devilish Counterpart to Good St. Nicholas Celebrates a Comeback. Forgotten custom with a centuries-old tradition lives on again in parts of southern Germany and Austria ...

The Astei Masks

Astei masks are works of extraordinary craftsmanship – and symbolize the revival of the classic Krampus Run tradition ...

Krampus Costumes

They are wild, hairy and scary: The Krampus from the Bavarian traditional group Sparifankerl-Pass (Devil’s Group) arrive in outfits that look “frightening“ in the truest sense of the word ...

Perchta

In many parts of southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland the figure “Frau Bercht”, also known as “Frau Perchta”, are considered a counterpart to Krampus ...

Always in focus: the photographer

Even without a costume he is an almost indispensable part of the Sparifankerl-Pass. Since 2003 Andreas Pirchmoser has travelled as a faithful companion to the Munich Krampus group ...

Sparifankerl-Pass ABCs

Many terms regarding the devilish cult figures and traditions from the Alps were almost forgotten. Here is an incomplete overview.

The resurrection of almost forgotten Bavarian rituals.
The group called “Sparifankerl-Pass” is successfully revitalising a historical tradition from the Alps region ...

Where can you see the Krampus and Perchten called the Sparifankerl Pass? Click more for the current list of events and performances at home and abroad ...