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«Morgenstreich» without light

The most important requirement for the Morgenstreich is total darkness. From 4 a.m. on the only lights in the city should be the lanterns of the cliques including the lanterns on sticks presented by the vanguards and the little lamps on the heads oft he masked participants. 

For this reason, you will find that all the city street lighting is off and all the lighting in shop windows is also off.  Where you stay in the centre during Fasnacht one should not open curtains, light fireworks or use flash photography.

Therefore the Comité fights a permanent fight against some shops and restaurants with Illuminated display windows, light boxes etc.