Alpine Balkenglocke

Bavaria’s Wolfauslassen offers what is arguably the world’s best-known show of Balkenglocke, or beam bells, but troupes pop up across the Alpine region. Young men strap 45-pound rectangular bells around their waists and whack them with their thighs. This troupe led a Krampuslauf in Klagenfurt, Austria, and later made an encore performance at the town’s Christmas market.

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