Germany: Walpurgisnacht im Harz

On 30.04.2010, the international student office at our university organized a trip to Bad Grund, on the Harz mountains, in order to catch a glimpse at the celebration of the Walpurgisnacht. This was traditionally the night when witches gathered together and await the arrival of spring.

A witch puppet
Along the way, we could find the witch puppet in front of the house
Another witch on the lamp post
Another witch puppet on the lamp post
Little Witches
Even little kids were dressed up as little witches
Witches
Here came the witches
Monster
A kind of devil?
Up to the mountain
We followed the crowd into the shadowy forest, and were supposed to arrive at a place where a play about the witches was taking place.
open-air theatre
The open-air theatre was just underneath this huge rock
witches and fairies
The witches and fairies were on stage
Group photo
A group photo

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