The "Wilder" carnival character
During the Schleicherlaufen parade, which is a carnival custom held every five years in the town of Telfs, the "Wilde Männer" (Wild Men) have the special task of maintaining order and creating space for the "Schleicher" characters. The fearsome figures are wrapped in garments made of long, shaggy tree lichen and wear gnarled wooden masks. At the centre of the roundabout on Obermarktstraße road stands a larger-than-life, aluminium-cast "Wilder" created by the sculptor Bernhard Dietl.
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