Nothing says welcome to the holiday season like Krampusnacht, an alcohol-fueled race where the contestants consist of a thousand alpine joggers dressed as child-kidnapping furry devils.
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Shop at the Christmas Market
Klagenfurt's Christmas market is the gingerbread yin to the Krampuslauf's boozy, birch branch S&M pagan parade. Mulled wine, holiday music, lots of nutcrackers and strings of lights make for a suitably twee experience.
The Feast of St Nicholas
If you want to see Krampus in a more non-threatening, family friendly setting, consider this Dec 6 parade, where the Krampi are overshadowed by jolly St. Nick.
Baby, it's cold outside
Dress warm. The average daytime temperature in Klagenfurt is 20F, and at night that number drops to the OhGodItsCold end of the thermometer.