© Foto CL Event Photographie: Mann im Elefantenkostuem
Mann der als Elefant verkleidet ist

Carnival in Bad Ischl

The fifth season is also celebrated in Bad Ischl. The celebrations range from the traditional Pfandler Faschingsgaudi, to the Wilderer Sonntag and the big masked parade on Shrove Tuesday, to the final Faschingseingraben. But it's not just the numerous events that invite you to join in the celebrations. Bad Ischl's restaurants and cafés are also fully dedicated to the carnival spirit, especially on the carnival weekend.

© Foto CL Event Photographie: Maedchen in Gardekostuemen
Maedchen in Gardekostuemen stehen auf der Straße, Personen am Straßenrand schauen zu

Carnival opening

The official carnival opening takes place in Bad Ischl on the weekend after 11 November. The start of the fifth season is celebrated by the Bad Ischl carnival association in the presence of numerous guests and carnival clubs from other towns.

© Foto CL Event Photographie: Zwei Personen als Tiger verkleidet
Zwei Personen die als Tiger verkleidet sind stehen auf einer Holzplattform

Ischl carnival events

Traditionally, there are always several carnival balls. The WILDerer Downhill RACE, the children's carnival parade and the big carnival parade on Shrove Tuesday are also fixed points in the fifth season. Carnival is buried on Ash Wednesday.

The Ischl prince and princess

For generations, the Båder-Jågerl and his Gertraude have served the Ischl carnival association as the prince and princess of the Ischl carnival. Kept in the Bad Ischl town museum throughout the year, the two dolls are taken out of their quarters on Shrove Saturday and, sitting in a carriage, lead the carnival processions before returning to the museum on Ash Wednesday. The Båder (=doctor) Jågerl (dialect for Jakob) is a grotesque figure dressed as a soldier from around the middle of the 18th century, with a tricorn hat and powdered plait. A proclamation from 1872 reports that he or his head was carved by a sculptor in Passau in 1742.

© Foto CL Event Photographie: Holzpuppen die einen Mann und eine Frau darstellen
Holzpuppe einer Frau und einem Mann