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The Bavarian bells to scare away the wolves

Every year the Bavarian village of Rinchnach enjoys a noisy bell ringing festival which dates back to ancient times.

The ‘Wolfauslassen’ festival celebrates the old custom of herdsman ringing bells to scare wolves away.

Villagers have 20kg bells strapped to them which they ring using their thighs.

Rajan Datar joined the festival and put his own thighs to the test.

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