Sweeping Evil Away in Rauris


2017 / 9 minutes

Directed by
Michele Trentini
Country of production
Carnival King of Europe

The Schnabelperchten of Rauris in the Salzburger Alps are mysterious, spiteful figures who appear out of nowhere with their brooms, and go round every house to perform a simple and effective exorcism.

This film is part of Carnival King of Europe DVD 2 - CHRISTMAS AND THEREABOUTS IN THE ALPS. At the very heart of the winter rituals, Christmas time in the Alps harbours a host of traditional masquerades, from the Day of St. Nicholas to the Epiphany.

Films included in DVD 2: St. Nicholas’ Night in Val di Fassa (15 minutes) Caroling with the Star among the Bersntoler (26 minutes) Sweeping Evil Away in Rauris (8:30 minutes) The Great Epiphany of Wörth (13 minutes).

Central Europe
Folklore Festivals / Carnival