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Carnival characters

Kirchstraße 17, 6410  Telfs

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The 3.5-metre-high bronze sculpture of the "Lantern Bearer", who is one of the main characters in the Telfs carnival celebrations, features 16 bronze reliefs by Martin Gundolf that are attached around the edge of the circular base. These reliefs represent the different groups in the "Schleicherlaufen" parade, a unique and centuries-old Tyrolean carnival tradition. If you take the time to look closely, you can see the entire sequence of the celebration, starting with the parade of the sun and followed by the heralds, the four seasons, the wild men, the Schleicher, the bears, the travellers and other characters.

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