I knew about this tradition, but hadn’t seen pics in awhile.
A ‘Krampuss’ holding a torch parades through Munich’s inner city, December 12, 2004. Young single men will wear the traditional attires known as ‘krampusse’, consisting of animal skins and masks, with large cow-bells to make loud and frightening noises, and parade through the city. They follow ‘Saint Nicholas’ from house to house in December each year to bring luck to the good and punish the idle. REUTERS/Alexandra Winkler