Krampus is coming: Bavaria's scary Christmas tradition
The goat-headed, troll-like monsters come out at night and roam Christmas markets and villages are part of southern German tradition during the holidays.
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The troll-like Perchten or Krampus emerge when it gets dark. The gnarled and gruesome figures stomp through the Christmas markets of Bavaria, scaring children and sometimes even give women a spanking.
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