Sankt Nikolaus

Sankt Nikolaus

Photos: Adventzauber


St. Michael, Lungau, Austria


Krampuslauf is held the first Advent weekend in December. St Nikolaus is accompanied by scary Krampus figures, Buttenmandl, and angels. The Krampus run through the town, whipping innocent bystanders. Krampus groups come from the surrounding area and may number from 400-500. The angels and St Nikolaus give sweet treats to the children.
Sankt Nikolaus
Sankt Nikolaus with Krampuses and Buitenmandl.
St. Nikolaus gives out treats
The good saint with his scary companions
Krampusgruppe, above; angels who help distribute treats, below
St. Nikolaus Kiwanis visit to a senior center with angel helpers