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Traunwalchener Goaßlschnalzer in Chiemgau costume

Goaßlschnalzen is a Bavarian-Austrian custom.

The name is due to the name of the truck driver 's whip , in the Bavarian dialect Goaßl ( 'scourge'). Clicking refers to the loud and quick cracking or cracking of the whip.

In earlier centuries, many wagoners would crack their whips when entering a town or on other occasions, such as to warn them when entering a dangerous spot. To distinguish them from other wagons , the wagoners used more and more specific bang sequences. Certain types of strokes emerged such as the forehand strike , the backhand strike and the double strike , and later also the triangle . In the course of time, melodies emerged, individual carters developed considerable dexterity and also practiced with the whip in their free time. After carters with horse or ox teams disappeared from everyday life at the latest after the end of the Second World War, clicking is now practically cultivated as a sport and a local tradition.


  • Competitions in Goaßlschnalzen are organized as single, double or group snaps. In 1989 the traditional " Miesbacher Goaßlschnalzen" became the "Bavarian Goaßlschnalzen Championship". The "Miesbach guidelines" from 1989 apply to competitions, with changes in 2002.
  • In Bad Tölz , the Leonhardidreschen (Goaßlschnalzen) in Tölzer Marktstrasse concludes the famous Leonhardifahrt .

See also


  • Maier G .: The Miesbacher Goaßlschnalzen - origin, organization and participants, publisher: Maier Miesbach, around 2000.

Web links

Individual proof

  1. Höhenrainer Schnalzer - Goaßlschnalzen