With its many traditional festivals ranging from the “Drachenstich” (Slaying of the Dragon) in Furth and the “Lindenkirchweih” (Lime Tree Fair) in Limmersdorf to the “Kinderzeche” (Children’s Festival) in Dinkelsbühl, Bavaria brings people of all ages together in joyful celebration. Locals mingle with guests from near and far and immerse themselves in Bavaria’s rich history as they experience centuries-old customs in unique locations.
Ancient rituals and historic events convey a palpable sense of this traditional state. Villages and whole regions spend time preparing their festivals with loving care and then celebrate them in style. They don costumes, learn music and plays, decorate their streets and houses – breathing new life into these events year after year.
Some celebrations have their origin in passed-down legends and ancient practices. Others can be traced back to historical events such as religious festivals or weddings. They shape the image of Bavaria in the world and have been a core element of the local attitude to life for generations.