There are about 160 people, including about 30 cap wearers. Per day the Perchten have to master a walking time of approx. 10 hours and a distance of in each case 12 to 14 km. The weight of the caps is up to 50 kilos and they reach a height of up to 2.5 meters - an enormous effort!
In 2011, the Gasteiner Perchten were honored by the Austrian UNESCO Commission as Austria's intangible cultural heritage.
START: Kötschachdorf, Remsach, Gadaunern, Lafen
Zittrauer Bauer, Angerweg, Pyrkerstrasse
Tischlerei Rudigier, Pyrkerstrasse, Ortszentrum
Salzburger Strasse, Griespark, Kurgartenstrasse
Every 4 years this tradition can be marveled at in the Gastein Valley!