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St. Sebastian’s Cemetery Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg, Austria

Hidden in the plain sight of Salzburg’s city center is a beautifully creepy, little cemetery. The St. Sebastian’s Cemetery feels more like a macabre art gallery than a typical burial place. The square cemetery is framed by artistic portrayals of death and symbolism that reminds visitors they will too, inevitably face death. The center of this square arcade of grave markers sees a grass filled cemetery littered with tombstones and featuring a grand dome-shaped mausoleum […]

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Krampus Legends: Krampuslauf Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg, Austria

December sees much of the Western world turn to merry traditions depicting typical Christmas cheer, whilst other parts of Central and Eastern Europe prepare for far darker traditions featuring a demonic counterpart to the jolly Saint Nick. Krampus is fast becoming a frightening new tradition for people all around the world. But, who is this Christmas Devil? What are the origins and legends of Krampus? How can one celebrate? To describe Krampus is to describe […]

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