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.
Butz and Butzenzuttel from Hirrlingen
A witch from Rottenburg
Two Weißenberger Weihergeister - yes, there are indeed two posing for my photo.
Moikäf'r Dellmensingen - May beetles
Glottertäler Triibl - Grape spirits from a side valley in the northern Breisgau which is known for its wines
Proof: witches can fly with their broomsticks. The technique needs some improvement, though.
Trees from Empfingen - bewware of them...
Schömberger Fransekleidle, famous for the polonaise they are dancing
Hokema ("hook man"), a water spirit from Impfingen
Sachsenheimer Urzeln: their particularity is the painted gaze mask
Gränz-Pfluderi Waggis from Weil, very close to Basel, 2004 and in their new Häs 2005
Lindauer Binsengeischter with the catch of the day
Korkenzieher (Corkscrew drawers) from Lahr - I wonder who drank all that wine to make the Häs