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Im Land der Riesen

In the whole country there are only twelve communities that still maintain this custom. A single man balances up to 100 kilograms on his shoulders in the blazing summer heat. Each Samson looks different and rises between 4 and 8 meters into the sky. Every few years these giants meet at a gigantic Samson meeting. Where does the Samson custom come from? Why was it even forbidden at times? Does it still exist in other countries? Conny Bürgler explores the turbulent history of the Lungau giants.






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