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Bad Aussee - Culture and Traditions - Fasching
... The celebration is rounded off by the Trommelweiber (Drum Women) ... The Trommelweiber are a group of men dressed in women's nightgowns, who go from inn to inn banging on drums, pots and pans, and enjoy the free food and beer ... According to the tale, the tradition of the Trommelweiber was initiated in the last century as a way for men who frequented pubs to poke fun at their wives at the time, women were not allowed in such ...