Taufers Advent: The Devils-Run

The stamping of hooves will send a cold shiver down your spine. A wild mob dressed up with furs, long coats and horns on their traditional masks (Lorfn) are on their way. The Devils outfits are impressive but the wooden masks are an art in their own right. In these often very heavy hand crafted wooden “Lorfn” much imaginative detail can be seen. Together with rattling chains, deafening cows bells, fire spitting little devils and cheeky witches (Perchten) the spectacle and indeed the illusion is complete. The rite harks back to legend. One which tells the story of times of famine where young farmers, men from high up in the mountains dressed in animal furs and horns, went off on raids.
Meeting point
By car Coming from the north: München – Rosenheim – Kufstein – Innsbruck – Brennerautobahn – exit at Brixen – national road Pustertaler Staatsstraße to Bruneck – turn left into the Ahrntal Valley Coming from the south: Verona – Trento – Bozen – Motorway Brennerautobahn to the exit at Brixen – national road Pustertaler Staatsstraße Bruneck – turn left into the Ahrntal Valley; By airplane Nearest airports: Bolzano-Bozen/Airport Dolomiti (ca. 90 km) Verona/Villafranca (ca. 240 km) Venice-Venezia/Marco Polo (ca. 240 km) Innsbruck (ca. 120 km)
Information about the event
Sand in Taufers - Campo Tures
Meeting place
+39 0474 678076
18:00 - 23:59
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