The “Biberacher Schützenfest” – a famous country fair in the South of Germany

The marketplace of Biberach during the "Biberacher Schüzenfest"

The marketplace of Biberach during the "Biberacher Schüzenfest"

Every year in July the Swabian town of Biberach celebrates the “Biberacher Schützenfest”, which is a very old country fair with a fairground and several processions showing the history of the town.

On last Sunday you could see several guild dances – you could see the dyers’ dance, the farmers’ dance and the weavers’ dance. It had been raining cats and dogs on Thursday and Friday, even on Saturday, so everybody was wondering whether the dancers and the audience would stay dry. They did.

All the dancers were school children. Later on, on the parade, the majority of the musicians and the people presenting historical persons were children. You could see the participants of the 30 years war in their historical costumes; you could see an old mill and the miller; you could see women sitting at the weaving looms.

Here you can see official photos showing the parade and the various groups. The page is in German, but you can have a look at the pictures and get an impression.

Advertisements

Tags: , ,

About Ulla Hennig

I live and work in Berlin. Taking photos is one of my hobbies, and writing is one of my hobbies, too. So I decided not only to show some of my pictures here but also present some of the thought which came wth the pictures.

One response to “The “Biberacher Schützenfest” – a famous country fair in the South of Germany”

  1. Jeanne Dininni says :

    It looks wonderful, Ulla! Enjoy! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: