Imster Schemenlaufen

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Imster Schemenlaufen On 4 February 2024, what is probably the biggest and most colourful carnival, the Imster Schemenlaufen, will finally take place again in the Tyrolean Oberland after a four-year break.

The Schemenlaufen carnival is one of the most colourful carnival traditions in the Alps. Central to the spectacle are the so-called Roller (jumpers) and Scheller (ringers). While a Roller is keen to demonstrate his elegance and jumping ability, the Scheller has to get his instruments (hand-made cow bells attached to his hips which weigh up to 35 kg) to produce a perfect sound. The parade orderlies (known as the SacknerSpritzer and Kübelemajen) smooth a path for the main two protagonists through the crowd – you’d be wise to keep

out of their way! The grand finale to the morning parade and the actual procession after the 12 o’clock chimes culminates in the impressive spectacle of late afternoon. All of the masked participants assemble on the town square to form the ‘concluding circle’. Bang on 6 pm – just in time for vespers – they take off their masks for the very last time. It’s an emotional moment for Imst’s residents because they know it will be a few years before they can enjoy such a colourful carnival display again.

-9:30 a.m. start of procession at the town square
-12:00 p.m. start of the procession at the parish church of Imst
-15:00 Break at Johannesplatz
-17:00 Closing croas at the town square

-Admission: € 9,00 (youths up to 16 years free) -Advance booking: € 8,00
-Advance booking offices: Bäckerei-Jonak, Bäckerei-Perktold, Sparkasse Imst, Hypobank Imst, RLB Imst, Trafik Raich, Trafik Pfeifer, Kronestuben, GH Sonne, Rathuas/ Municipality of Imst, Würth-Tarrenz, Imst Tourismus, Tyrolia

Arrival by public transport:
-All information on train and bus times can be found at and in the VVT App.
-Train: Imst train station - centre Between 08:20 and 19:00, all trains are connected to the centre free of charge by shuttle. With a valid ticket, the journey home is free on all Regio trains.
- Bus: On lines 4204,4206, 4194/8352 to and from Imst, the journey home is free of charge with a valid admission ticket.

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February 2024

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