Krampus procession in Gnigl

Krampus procession in Gnigl, Austria

The Krampus procession (Krampuslauf) is a tradition generally performed on a certain day from the beginning of the advent season up to the first half of January. People organised in groups named Pass run in costumes created by themselves through the streets and try to frighten the spectators.

Scalaria Air Challenge at lake Wolfgangsee

Scalaria air challenge above Wolfgangsee in Salzkammergut, Austria

While staying at the event location Scalaria I often came across photos and posters of this great water plane, a Dornier DO24 TT. It reminded me of the fact,  that every year an air show takes place above the nearby lake Wolfgangsee. An interesting continuation: In the 1920s there was a connection between Vienna and lake Wolfgangsee by water planes!

Ruhrtriennale in Bochum

Stage at Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum, Germany

The Ruhrtriennale is an annual music and arts festival in the Ruhr area of Germany. The locations of the Ruhrtriennale are generally industrial heritage sites like the Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum, the Zeche Zollverein or the Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord.

Vienna Opera Ball

Entrance of the Vienna State Opera

Main entrance of the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera) some hours before the famous Wiener Opernball (Vienna Opera Ball) takes place. Just curious: Have you ever been to this ball or do you watch it on TV every year?