As if demons and witches from the sky and intimate knowledge about an uncertain future were not bad enough, there is even more to the Rauhnächte than that. Even though you better hope that monsters like the Perchten do not catch up with you! Traditionally, people would dress up as monsters… Continue Reading Monsters in the Night & a Mask – Rauhnacht Series
The Rauhnaechte (actually Rauhnächte) are the nights around Christmas up until Three Kings on the 6th of January. Not only are they the longest nights of the year, during the height of the dark season. In the minds of people a few centuries ago, monsters and witches roamed those nights, and would catch everyone caught out after dark.