Trial of strength
Auskehren (“sweeping out”) can be seen as small a Fasnacht. In absence of Roller and Scheller, the Hexenmuatter (mother of witches) bears all the responsibility, her witches practice the so called Zurfen. Boldly, a witch points her broomstick at one of the spectators, asking them to measure their strength, while the witch herself is holding the broom by its crooked handle (which is additionally equipped with a leather noose). The two opponents lean back and start pulling, trying to decide who’s stronger.