Whip-crack-away! Bavarians crack the whip out of winter

While most huddle from the cold in front of a fire and pray for spring, an old Bavarian tradition to drive away winter is alive and well in the village of Abtsdorf, Sunday.

Aperschnalzen involves a group of nine men in full lederhosen cracking a whip to expel the cold and awaken spring.

The custom can be traced back to the early 1800s and is still practised today.

Whip-crack-away.

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