The ‚Twelve Nights’ in Waldkirchen

Every year, thousands of visitors gather on the market place on 5 January in order to experience a very special spectacle: the so-called ‚Waldkirchner Rauhnacht’. At nightfall, souls who once summoned the devil, bandits, treasure seekers, witches, Death and Devil in person bring spine-chilling atmosphere to the town and strike terror into people’s hearts when wailing and making noise in the torchlight – eerily wonderful!

The skillfully crafted masks symbolize the return of the sinful souls: scary revenants and wild creatures, who are racing throughout the valleys, trying in vain to find redemption during those long winter nights.

Please learn more at the website of the club or on the respective Facebook page.