© Advent season in the Dachstein Salzkammergut (photo: Viorel Munteanu)
Craftsmanship can be experienced especially during Advent. Here is a handmade angel in a white dress (photo: Viorel Munteanu)

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Salzkammergut Krampus Procession

Impressive and captivating – this is how the Krampus Procession, which takes place in Bad Goisern each year on 7th December, has best been described. With over 1000 demonic figures, angels and others dressed as St Nicholas, this event is one of the largest of its kind in Austria.


Small and big Krampusse

Each Krampus outfit is different, and each procession has its own distinct features. This is also true of the Children’s Krampus Procession, the first parade to set off from the market square. The event organisers, Bad Goisern’s Voluntary Fire Brigade, welcome each year increasing numbers of groups of costumed „Krampus“ and other evil figures.

Our youngest spectators receive a visit from St Nicholas who brings hundreds of little bags of goodies on his float. These are given out to all the children who have well behaved. 


Musical setting

From 4 p.m., visitors can enjoy brass music for advent on the market square, and they can also enjoy delicious punch and traditional food delicacies. At about 5 p.m. the kids krampus procession starts and St. Nicholas marches in. The main event gets underway around approx. 7 p.m. when the first parades of characters enter the market square. The numerous groups are introduced individually before they are „let loose“ on the market square. 


Now put the event on your to-see list, note the date in your calender and visit the next Salzkammergut Krampus procession in Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt!

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The Salzkammergut Krampus procession is cancelled this year due to COVID-19!
The Salzkammergut Krampus procession takes place every year on the 7th December. Detailled information about the registration for groups and the exact timetable will be noted here as soon as possible.





The Salzkammergut Krampus Procession 2018 in Bad Goisern

Contact & Service

Tourist information Bad Goisern
Kirchengasse 4
4822 Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt

+43 5 95095-10
+43 5 95095-74


Don’t hesitate to contact the team of local guides at the tourist board Bad Goisern - Petra Wallner, Ulli Hillbrandand Manuela Elmer – for any questions about Bad Goisern and the Holiday Region Dachstein Salzkammergut.

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More events in the advent time


St. Nicholas crosses the lake

A very special and beautiful St. Nicholas celebration can be visited on 28 November 2021 in Obertraun on the shores of Lake Hallstatt. …
Zeitraum: bis 28.11.2021
Obertraun beach resort
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