Witch dance and devil’s stuff on the boulder
Witches and devils conquer the Harzort
Traditionally, the northern and central European festival of Walpurgis is celebrated every year in the Harz on the night of 30 April on the 1st of May.
According to the legend, the witches gather on the witch’s dance ground for Walpurgis Night to fly together on their brooms and other aircraft to their so-called Blocksberg (Brocken) to dance around the fire, to celebrate and to marry the devil. This is the only way they get the ability to do magic.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe reported in his “Faust I” of the Walpurgis night, which only became famous.
On this page we bring you closer to the Walpurgis spectacle through texts and pictures, as if you were there!
Due to the Corona pandemic, we won’t be able to celebrate a big Walpurgis festival in 2021.