Held every four years, the famous Imst Schemenlaufen Shrovetide Run is certainly the most important in Tirol if not one of the most important in all the Alps. In 2020, the highly acclaimed event will take place on February 09.
The Imst Schemenlaufen will finally take place February 09, 2020: Some 900 men take part in the famous Imst Schemenlaufen Parade which is certainly the most important in Tirol if not one of the most important in all the Alps. Months and months of frenzied preparations precede this century-old spectacle, which possesses a mystical attraction no one can resist.
The main characters of this festival are “Roller” and “Scheller”. The youthful “Roller” – symbolizing elegance and strength – prances in front of the “Scheller” who wears a furrowed mask and has to ring eight heavy, hand-forged bells fastened to his hips. On their heads they wear lavishly decorated headdresses with a mirror in the center symbolizing vanity, profligacy, lust and wickedness.