Fasnacht Carnival in Nassereith Austria

January 31, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

The 2016 Fasching Carnivals have started in Europe.  Last weekend we made a trip down to Nassereith Austria just across the Germany border to attend a Fasnacht carnival that happens only once every three years.  Nassereith is located in the Tyrollean uplands and is one of the few places in Tyrol where the traditional old Fasnacht carnival customs are still kept alive today. They follow a centuries-old, almost mystical tradition hosting the Nassereith “Schellerlaufen” pageant, one of the most flamboyant Fasnacht celebration's in the entire Austrian Alpine region.  

 

The focus of the Schellerlaufen "is the triumph of spring over winter, which is embodied in the figures of the Bear and Bear Beaters."  The bear represents Spring and the bear beater represents Winter.  A fight between them ensue and the Bear wins, signaling the coming of Spring.

 

The Tyrolean Fasnacht carnival, "Nassereith Schellerlaufen," features very unique and expressive wooden masks made by local artists.  Colorful handcrafted and elaborately embroidered silk garments and costumes of the "trains" consisting of a Scheller (ringer), Roller (jumper), Kehrer (sweeper), Spritzer (sprayer), Sackner (sacker), Schnoller (smacker) and Kübelemaje (a bucket maid).   You can read more about the carnival at NASSEREITHER SCHELLERLAUFEN and some interesting history at Schellerlaufen German Wikipedia .

 

Here are a few images and short video from our visit.

 

Nassereith Schellerlaufen, Fasnacht CelebrationNassereith Schellerlaufen, Fasnacht CelebrationNassereith, in the Tyrolean uplands is one of the few places in Tyrol in which the traditional old Fasnacht carnival customs are still kept alive today. The village follows a centuries-old, almost mystical tradition every three years: the Nassereith Schellerlaufen pageant, one of the most flamboyant Fasnacht celebration in the entire Austrian Alpine region. The focus of the Schellerlaufen is the triumph of spring over winter, which is embodied in the figures of the Bear and Bear Beaters. Tyrolean Fasnacht carnival: Nassereith Schellerlaufen pageant, features a blaze of colors and its unique expressive wooden masks made by local artists. Colors are reflected in the handcrafted and elaborately embroidered silk garments and costumes of the beautiful trains consisting of a ringer, jumper, sweeper, sprayer, sacker, smacker and a bucket maid (Scheller, Roller, Kehrer, Spritzer, Sackner, Schnöller and Kübelemaje). Photography by James C. McDaniel III. You are welcome to share the link to James McDaniel Photography images, but use of all or any part of James McDaniel Photography images is not authorized without express permission from James C. McDaniel III. Nassereith Schellerlaufen, Fasnacht CelebrationNassereith Schellerlaufen, Fasnacht CelebrationNassereith, in the Tyrolean uplands is one of the few places in Tyrol in which the traditional old Fasnacht carnival customs are still kept alive today. The village follows a centuries-old, almost mystical tradition every three years: the Nassereith Schellerlaufen pageant, one of the most flamboyant Fasnacht celebration in the entire Austrian Alpine region. The focus of the Schellerlaufen is the triumph of spring over winter, which is embodied in the figures of the Bear and Bear Beaters. Tyrolean Fasnacht carnival: Nassereith Schellerlaufen pageant, features a blaze of colors and its unique expressive wooden masks made by local artists. Colors are reflected in the handcrafted and elaborately embroidered silk garments and costumes of the beautiful trains consisting of a ringer, jumper, sweeper, sprayer, sacker, smacker and a bucket maid (Scheller, Roller, Kehrer, Spritzer, Sackner, Schnöller and Kübelemaje). Photography by James C. McDaniel III. You are welcome to share the link to James McDaniel Photography images, but use of all or any part of James McDaniel Photography images is not authorized without express permission from James C. McDaniel III.
Nassereith Schellerlaufen, Fasnacht CelebrationNassereith Schellerlaufen, Fasnacht CelebrationNassereith, in the Tyrolean uplands is one of the few places in Tyrol in which the traditional old Fasnacht carnival customs are still kept alive today. The village follows a centuries-old, almost mystical tradition every three years: the Nassereith Schellerlaufen pageant, one of the most flamboyant Fasnacht celebration in the entire Austrian Alpine region. The focus of the Schellerlaufen is the triumph of spring over winter, which is embodied in the figures of the Bear and Bear Beaters. Tyrolean Fasnacht carnival: Nassereith Schellerlaufen pageant, features a blaze of colors and its unique expressive wooden masks made by local artists. Colors are reflected in the handcrafted and elaborately embroidered silk garments and costumes of the beautiful trains consisting of a ringer, jumper, sweeper, sprayer, sacker, smacker and a bucket maid (Scheller, Roller, Kehrer, Spritzer, Sackner, Schnöller and Kübelemaje). Photography by James C. McDaniel III. You are welcome to share the link to James McDaniel Photography images, but use of all or any part of James McDaniel Photography images is not authorized without express permission from James C. McDaniel III. Nassereith Schellerlaufen, Fasnacht CelebrationNassereith Schellerlaufen, Fasnacht CelebrationNassereith, in the Tyrolean uplands is one of the few places in Tyrol in which the traditional old Fasnacht carnival customs are still kept alive today. The village follows a centuries-old, almost mystical tradition every three years: the Nassereith Schellerlaufen pageant, one of the most flamboyant Fasnacht celebration in the entire Austrian Alpine region. The focus of the Schellerlaufen is the triumph of spring over winter, which is embodied in the figures of the Bear and Bear Beaters. Tyrolean Fasnacht carnival: Nassereith Schellerlaufen pageant, features a blaze of colors and its unique expressive wooden masks made by local artists. Colors are reflected in the handcrafted and elaborately embroidered silk garments and costumes of the beautiful trains consisting of a ringer, jumper, sweeper, sprayer, sacker, smacker and a bucket maid (Scheller, Roller, Kehrer, Spritzer, Sackner, Schnöller and Kübelemaje). Photography by James C. McDaniel III. You are welcome to share the link to James McDaniel Photography images, but use of all or any part of James McDaniel Photography images is not authorized without express permission from James C. McDaniel III.
 
Nassereith Schellerlaufen, Fasnacht CelebrationNassereith Schellerlaufen, Fasnacht CelebrationNassereith, in the Tyrolean uplands is one of the few places in Tyrol in which the traditional old Fasnacht carnival customs are still kept alive today. The village follows a centuries-old, almost mystical tradition every three years: the Nassereith Schellerlaufen pageant, one of the most flamboyant Fasnacht celebration in the entire Austrian Alpine region. The focus of the Schellerlaufen is the triumph of spring over winter, which is embodied in the figures of the Bear and Bear Beaters. Tyrolean Fasnacht carnival: Nassereith Schellerlaufen pageant, features a blaze of colors and its unique expressive wooden masks made by local artists. Colors are reflected in the handcrafted and elaborately embroidered silk garments and costumes of the beautiful trains consisting of a ringer, jumper, sweeper, sprayer, sacker, smacker and a bucket maid (Scheller, Roller, Kehrer, Spritzer, Sackner, Schnöller and Kübelemaje). Photography by James C. McDaniel III. You are welcome to share the link to James McDaniel Photography images, but use of all or any part of James McDaniel Photography images is not authorized without express permission from James C. McDaniel III.
Nassereith Schellerlaufen, Fasnacht CelebrationNassereith Schellerlaufen, Fasnacht CelebrationNassereith, in the Tyrolean uplands is one of the few places in Tyrol in which the traditional old Fasnacht carnival customs are still kept alive today. The village follows a centuries-old, almost mystical tradition every three years: the Nassereith Schellerlaufen pageant, one of the most flamboyant Fasnacht celebration in the entire Austrian Alpine region. The focus of the Schellerlaufen is the triumph of spring over winter, which is embodied in the figures of the Bear and Bear Beaters. Tyrolean Fasnacht carnival: Nassereith Schellerlaufen pageant, features a blaze of colors and its unique expressive wooden masks made by local artists. Colors are reflected in the handcrafted and elaborately embroidered silk garments and costumes of the beautiful trains consisting of a ringer, jumper, sweeper, sprayer, sacker, smacker and a bucket maid (Scheller, Roller, Kehrer, Spritzer, Sackner, Schnöller and Kübelemaje). Photography by James C. McDaniel III. You are welcome to share the link to James McDaniel Photography images, but use of all or any part of James McDaniel Photography images is not authorized without express permission from James C. McDaniel III.
Nassereith Schellerlaufen, Fasnacht CelebrationNassereith Schellerlaufen, Fasnacht CelebrationNassereith, in the Tyrolean uplands is one of the few places in Tyrol in which the traditional old Fasnacht carnival customs are still kept alive today. The village follows a centuries-old, almost mystical tradition every three years: the Nassereith Schellerlaufen pageant, one of the most flamboyant Fasnacht celebration in the entire Austrian Alpine region. The focus of the Schellerlaufen is the triumph of spring over winter, which is embodied in the figures of the Bear and Bear Beaters. Tyrolean Fasnacht carnival: Nassereith Schellerlaufen pageant, features a blaze of colors and its unique expressive wooden masks made by local artists. Colors are reflected in the handcrafted and elaborately embroidered silk garments and costumes of the beautiful trains consisting of a ringer, jumper, sweeper, sprayer, sacker, smacker and a bucket maid (Scheller, Roller, Kehrer, Spritzer, Sackner, Schnöller and Kübelemaje). Photography by James C. McDaniel III. You are welcome to share the link to James McDaniel Photography images, but use of all or any part of James McDaniel Photography images is not authorized without express permission from James C. McDaniel III. Nassereith Schellerlaufen, Fasnacht CelebrationNassereith Schellerlaufen, Fasnacht CelebrationNassereith, in the Tyrolean uplands is one of the few places in Tyrol in which the traditional old Fasnacht carnival customs are still kept alive today. The village follows a centuries-old, almost mystical tradition every three years: the Nassereith Schellerlaufen pageant, one of the most flamboyant Fasnacht celebration in the entire Austrian Alpine region. The focus of the Schellerlaufen is the triumph of spring over winter, which is embodied in the figures of the Bear and Bear Beaters. Tyrolean Fasnacht carnival: Nassereith Schellerlaufen pageant, features a blaze of colors and its unique expressive wooden masks made by local artists. Colors are reflected in the handcrafted and elaborately embroidered silk garments and costumes of the beautiful trains consisting of a ringer, jumper, sweeper, sprayer, sacker, smacker and a bucket maid (Scheller, Roller, Kehrer, Spritzer, Sackner, Schnöller and Kübelemaje). Photography by James C. McDaniel III. You are welcome to share the link to James McDaniel Photography images, but use of all or any part of James McDaniel Photography images is not authorized without express permission from James C. McDaniel III.
Nassereith Schellerlaufen, Fasnacht CelebrationNassereith Schellerlaufen, Fasnacht CelebrationNassereith, in the Tyrolean uplands is one of the few places in Tyrol in which the traditional old Fasnacht carnival customs are still kept alive today. The village follows a centuries-old, almost mystical tradition every three years: the Nassereith Schellerlaufen pageant, one of the most flamboyant Fasnacht celebration in the entire Austrian Alpine region. The focus of the Schellerlaufen is the triumph of spring over winter, which is embodied in the figures of the Bear and Bear Beaters. Tyrolean Fasnacht carnival: Nassereith Schellerlaufen pageant, features a blaze of colors and its unique expressive wooden masks made by local artists. Colors are reflected in the handcrafted and elaborately embroidered silk garments and costumes of the beautiful trains consisting of a ringer, jumper, sweeper, sprayer, sacker, smacker and a bucket maid (Scheller, Roller, Kehrer, Spritzer, Sackner, Schnöller and Kübelemaje). Photography by James C. McDaniel III. You are welcome to share the link to James McDaniel Photography images, but use of all or any part of James McDaniel Photography images is not authorized without express permission from James C. McDaniel III. Nassereith Schellerlaufen, Fasnacht CelebrationNassereith Schellerlaufen, Fasnacht CelebrationNassereith, in the Tyrolean uplands is one of the few places in Tyrol in which the traditional old Fasnacht carnival customs are still kept alive today. The village follows a centuries-old, almost mystical tradition every three years: the Nassereith Schellerlaufen pageant, one of the most flamboyant Fasnacht celebration in the entire Austrian Alpine region. The focus of the Schellerlaufen is the triumph of spring over winter, which is embodied in the figures of the Bear and Bear Beaters. Tyrolean Fasnacht carnival: Nassereith Schellerlaufen pageant, features a blaze of colors and its unique expressive wooden masks made by local artists. Colors are reflected in the handcrafted and elaborately embroidered silk garments and costumes of the beautiful trains consisting of a ringer, jumper, sweeper, sprayer, sacker, smacker and a bucket maid (Scheller, Roller, Kehrer, Spritzer, Sackner, Schnöller and Kübelemaje). Photography by James C. McDaniel III. You are welcome to share the link to James McDaniel Photography images, but use of all or any part of James McDaniel Photography images is not authorized without express permission from James C. McDaniel III.
Nassereith Schellerlaufen, Fasnacht CelebrationNassereith Schellerlaufen, Fasnacht CelebrationNassereith, in the Tyrolean uplands is one of the few places in Tyrol in which the traditional old Fasnacht carnival customs are still kept alive today. The village follows a centuries-old, almost mystical tradition every three years: the Nassereith Schellerlaufen pageant, one of the most flamboyant Fasnacht celebration in the entire Austrian Alpine region. The focus of the Schellerlaufen is the triumph of spring over winter, which is embodied in the figures of the Bear and Bear Beaters. Tyrolean Fasnacht carnival: Nassereith Schellerlaufen pageant, features a blaze of colors and its unique expressive wooden masks made by local artists. Colors are reflected in the handcrafted and elaborately embroidered silk garments and costumes of the beautiful trains consisting of a ringer, jumper, sweeper, sprayer, sacker, smacker and a bucket maid (Scheller, Roller, Kehrer, Spritzer, Sackner, Schnöller and Kübelemaje). Photography by James C. McDaniel III. You are welcome to share the link to James McDaniel Photography images, but use of all or any part of James McDaniel Photography images is not authorized without express permission from James C. McDaniel III. Nassereith Schellerlaufen, Fasnacht CelebrationNassereith Schellerlaufen, Fasnacht CelebrationNassereith, in the Tyrolean uplands is one of the few places in Tyrol in which the traditional old Fasnacht carnival customs are still kept alive today. The village follows a centuries-old, almost mystical tradition every three years: the Nassereith Schellerlaufen pageant, one of the most flamboyant Fasnacht celebration in the entire Austrian Alpine region. The focus of the Schellerlaufen is the triumph of spring over winter, which is embodied in the figures of the Bear and Bear Beaters. Tyrolean Fasnacht carnival: Nassereith Schellerlaufen pageant, features a blaze of colors and its unique expressive wooden masks made by local artists. Colors are reflected in the handcrafted and elaborately embroidered silk garments and costumes of the beautiful trains consisting of a ringer, jumper, sweeper, sprayer, sacker, smacker and a bucket maid (Scheller, Roller, Kehrer, Spritzer, Sackner, Schnöller and Kübelemaje). Photography by James C. McDaniel III. You are welcome to share the link to James McDaniel Photography images, but use of all or any part of James McDaniel Photography images is not authorized without express permission from James C. McDaniel III.
Nassereith Schellerlaufen, Fasnacht CelebrationNassereith, in the Tyrolean uplands is one of the few places in Tyrol in which the traditional old Fasnacht carnival customs are still kept alive today. The village follows a centuries-old, almost mystical tradition every three years: the Nassereith Schellerlaufen pageant, one of the most flamboyant Fasnacht celebration in the entire Austrian Alpine region. The focus of the Schellerlaufen is the triumph of spring over winter, which is embodied in the figures of the Bear and Bear Beaters. Tyrolean Fasnacht carnival: Nassereith Schellerlaufen pageant, features a blaze of colors and its unique expressive wooden masks made by local artists. Colors are reflected in the handcrafted and elaborately embroidered silk garments and costumes of the beautiful trains consisting of a ringer, jumper, sweeper, sprayer, sacker, smacker and a bucket maid (Scheller, Roller, Kehrer, Spritzer, Sackner, Schnöller and Kübelemaje). Photography by James C. McDaniel III. You are welcome to share the link to James McDaniel Photography images, but use of all or any part of James McDaniel Photography images is not authorized without express permission from James C. McDaniel III.

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