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A Gallery of More Jesters

Three are hundreds and hundreds of jester guilds all over Baden-Württemberg, nobody could visit all of them in a lifetime. Often they participate in jester meetings and parades in other places. Jester meetings are always a great chance to see many new guilds. I got to see many outside their hometowns. Here is a collection of jester figures that I liked for this or that reason, figures I encountered somewhere in the parades. Some are funny, some are weird, some are scary, some are breathtakingly beautiful.

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Butz and Butzenzuttel from Hirrlingen

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A witch from Rottenburg

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Pestmännle and Butzen from Hechingen. Legends tell of a poor little sick man who brought the plague into town and was heavily punished.

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Two Weißenberger Weihergeister - yes, there are indeed two posing for my photo.

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Moikäf'r Dellmensingen - May beetles

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Glottertäler Triibl - Grape spirits from a side valley in the northern Breisgau which is known for its wines

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Proof: witches can fly with their broomsticks. The technique needs some improvement, though.

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Trees from Empfingen - bewware of them...

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Schömberger Fransekleidle, famous for the polonaise they are dancing

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Hokema ("hook man"), a water spirit from Impfingen

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Sachsenheimer Urzeln: their particularity is the painted gaze mask

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Gränz-Pfluderi Waggis from Weil, very close to Basel, 2004 and in their new Häs 2005

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Neckarschreck, Stuttgart

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Lindauer Binsengeischter with the catch of the day

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Grusilochzotti, Lahr

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Korkenzieher (Corkscrew drawers) from Lahr - I wonder who drank all that wine to make the Häs

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Suggentäler Schreckli

Posted by Kathrin_E 13:41 Archived in Germany Tagged alemannic_fastnacht

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