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Nightmare before Christmas: Krampus run descends on Munich 03:05

Nightmare before Christmas: Krampus run descends on Munich

Germany, Munich
December 9, 2018 at 19:53 GMT +00:00 · Published

The traditional Krampus Run took place at Munich Christmas market on Sunday, as the feared devil-like masked creatures known as Krumpus roamed the streets scaring children and passers-by alike.

The Krampus can be seen running through the the streets armed with chains, bells, and sticks for swatting naughty children and shoppers.

According to this year organiser' Gordon Wust, the popular Central European tradition dates back to the pre-Christian era, and is held every year in December. The Krampus is fabled to be the scary companion and antithesis of Santa Claus, who punishes children who misbehave.

Nightmare before Christmas: Krampus run descends on Munich 03:05
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The traditional Krampus Run took place at Munich Christmas market on Sunday, as the feared devil-like masked creatures known as Krumpus roamed the streets scaring children and passers-by alike.

The Krampus can be seen running through the the streets armed with chains, bells, and sticks for swatting naughty children and shoppers.

According to this year organiser' Gordon Wust, the popular Central European tradition dates back to the pre-Christian era, and is held every year in December. The Krampus is fabled to be the scary companion and antithesis of Santa Claus, who punishes children who misbehave.

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