Nassereith Fasnachtshaus
Nassereith Fasnachtshaus

House of Fasnacht Nassereith

The custom of the “Nassereither Schellerlaufen” in the Carnival period is explained in this particular museum

The "Schellerlaufen" is a Tyrolean Carnival custom, which takes place every three years, next time on February 8, 2026. For weeks it keeps Nassereith, located at the foot of the Fern Pass, in suspense. The custom culminates on a Sunday during the Carnival season, when after the ringing of the bells at midday 400 men dressed up with masks and silk clothes noisily trek through the village. The procession ends at 6 pm when the evening prayer starts. The main characters are the bear (spring) and the beater of the bear (winter) - all of them have always been performed by men.

The name "Schellerlaufen", which has been used and documented first in 1951, goes back to the traditional bells (Schellen), which play an important role in the procession. The first written mention of this custom can be found already in 1740, but it is supposed that it is much older. In 2012, the "Nassereither Schellerlaufen" was declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage.

The "Schellerlaufen" is among the largest and most beautiful Carnivals in the entire Alps. The small museum dedicated to the topic, the House of Fasnacht (Fasnachtshaus Nassereith), offers the possibility to experience this old custom also in summer, and houses the largest archive of masks in the entire Alps. 450 artfully carved wooden masks done by local artists and utensils from former times are exhibited. In the adiacent building, however, there's the exihbition "Fasnacht Experience" which shows the present and the past of the "Schellerlaufen" in a 180° review.

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Opening times

  • Tue 16 Jul closed
  • Wed 17 Jul closed
  • Thu 18 Jul closed
  • Fri 19 Jul 16:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 20 Jul closed
  • Sun 21 Jul closed
  • Mon 22 Jul closed

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Spring 2024 (03/05/2024 - 07/06/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri 16:00 - 19:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Ascension Day 2024 (09/05/2024) closed

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) closed

Corpus Christi 2024 (30/05/2024) closed

Summer 2024 (14/06/2024 - 06/09/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri 16:00 - 19:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) closed

Autumn 2024 (13/09/2024 - 11/10/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri 16:00 - 19:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Admission

€ 5.00 adults
€ 5.00 young people (15-18 years)
€ 3.00 groups (10 and more persons)
€ 2.00 children (6-14 years)

guided tour included

free for children under 6 years
free with the guest card of the Outdoor Region Imst

More information

The House of Fasnacht stays open from early May to mid-October every Friday afternoon. Season start 2024 on the 3rd of May.

Outside these opening hours, visits and guided tours (approx. 45 - 60 minutes) are offered on prior reservation by calling +43 680 3131184 (€ 15.00 surcharge for small groups). For groups of 10 and more persons, guided tours are possible any time, also in the short term.

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