Glöckler [bell ringers] are light spirits who are supposed to dispel their rivals during the Twelfthtide. This custom is especially widespread in Salzkammergut. In 2010, the Stainach Glöcklerlauf [Stainach Bell Ringer March] even became part of Austria’s immaterial cultural heritage. The Glöckler are robed in white and wear paper caps, which are traditionally illuminated from within with candles. Images are displayed on the side of the caps. As indicated by the name, the Glöckler wear cow bells, which provide a distinct background noise. The Glöcklerlauf is a fantastic experience for young and old alike if it takes place at an unusual time of the year as at Klanglicht.
Location: public space