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Where the wild things are – „The Klausen of Oberstdorf“ | Photo Exhibition

10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
photo exhibition
Oberstdorf Tourismus GmbH
Prinzregenten- Platz 1
87561 Oberstdorf
+49 8322 700 264
+49 8322 700 266

Here, the event will take place:


Oberstdorfer photo summit

Fotofestival from June 07th to 11th 2017 in the southernmost place of Germany

Early june each year everything revolves around the photograph at the famous bavarian alpine destination oberstdorf. In front of a breathtaking mountain scenery different outdoor-and indoor exhibitions at etraordinary locations accompany an extensive workshop -and  field trip offer during this sepcial event week.

 Where the wild things are

„Die Klausen von Oberstdorf“

Photographer: Christian Popkes

Customs and traditions are an essential part of a cultural region. Especially in the alpine region are some age-old survived. The "Klausentreiben" in Oberstdorf, may be one of the oldest cultural traditions be pagan times. In dark winter nights, young men dress in Ivory robes, put animal or fur heads with antlers on their heads and roam with wild rattling chains through the streets to drive away evil spirits. This custom Christian Popkes immediately cast a spell. For this reason, he presented his unreal pictures of “Klausen”, in an equally unusual location during the first “Oberstdorfer Fotogipfel” : Directly on the peak of the 2224m “Nebelhorn” in Europe's highest outdoor installation.