Although the Salzburg Marionette Theater is anything but scary, you’ll have to admit that the witch from Hansel and Gretel is a little scary. I recently learned, however, that the way to keep witches away is to put a pile of corn near you doorway. When a witch flies over corn, she is obliged to stop and count every kernel before she can go on. And I never thought why I pile corn in a centerpiece for Halloween decor!
I visited the Salzburg Marionette Theater and was fortunate to be invited on a backstage tour when Ken and I toured Austria several years ago. If you thought marionettes were just for kids, you should take a look at the operas presented by this theater.
The top photo is the property of Vera Marie Badertscher and the bottom photo is used with permission of the Salzburg Marionette Theater.
This look at a Salzburg Marionette, my offering for Travel Photo Thursday, is part of two weeks of mysteries and scary things as we approach Halloween. You can see more Travel Photo Thursday offerings at Budget Travelers Sandbox.