Glöcklerlauf with the arrival of the three wise men in Gmunden
Rathausplatz 1, 4810 Gmunden
Visit the unforgettable "Glöcklerkauf" in Gmunden at the 5th January 2020 starting at approximately 6.00 p.m. at the town square!
6.10 p.m. trompetplayers, 6.20 p.m. arrival of the three wise men from the lake and singing, 6.45 p.m. arriving of the "Glöcklerpassen" at the town hall square
„Weihnachtskrippen and Glöckler“
If the winterly spook of the “Rauhnächte” spreads in the festive Christmas-flavour, the obscure daemons are chased away on 5. January 2019, the day before Epiphany.
At the “Glöcklerlauf” at Gmunden a lot of small suns illuminate the darkness with a magic light-dance. The white-dressed shapes run circles and spirals and carry bright "Glöcklerkappen" on their heads: large, artful decorated figures of wood and paper. The bells carried on the belt, ring in addition and wake-up the germinating life.
Programm: (the beginning times can change a bit)
6.10 p.m.: "Turmbläser" (trompetplayers) at the townhall´-loggia and at the Seehotel Schwan
6.20 p.m.: Arrival of the 3 wise men from the lake with singing
6.45 p.m.: Run in of the "Glöckler" at the town square
An ancient legend tells that the Three Wise Man once trekked through the “Salzkammergut” and after a travel over the lake they rested in Gmunden. The “Sternsinger” of Gmunden follow their example: In the evening of 5 January their boat docks at the “Rathausplatz”. ´
On the 6th January, on Epiphany, the three wise men are singing at the mess in the parish church at 7 p.m. right before the famous "three wise men altary" (made by Thomas Schwanthaler).
- Free entry
- Suitable for groups
- Suitable for schools
- Suitable for pushchairs
- Pets allowed
- Suitable for teenagers
- Suitable for seniors
- Suitable for single travelers
- Suitable for friends
- Suitable for couples
- Suitable for children