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The giants from the Lungau

The Samson – the biblical heroic figure is the landmark of the Salzburger Lungau. The “Samson” is a 6.5 meter big and ca. 85kg heavy figure, which is hollow in the inside, so it can be balanced, carried and presented by a strong bachelor. Since it’s historical meaning and locally importance of the figures (10 of 12 are located in the Lungau), the figures are presented at many feast days through the year. A play You shouldn’t miss out in your holidays.

Further information about the Samson and Lungauer customs