Dultfest in Regensburg, Bayern

You can find a lot of festivals and traditional fairs in Germany. If Munich has an Oktoberfest or Neumarkt has a Volksfest or Landshut has a Landshuter Hochzeit, Regensburg has also a famous festival called Dult fair. This festival is held twice a year in May and in September. Regensburg has preserved the named Dult in this festival. Below is a little info about this festival. I am also sharing two pictures from this fair which was taken last September 2009. I was there!

inside one of the beer tents. Sorry I really don’t drink beer but I love Schweinebraten mit Knoedel.
give me a chocolate heart mein Schatz!

Jahrmarkt, Kirmes, Volksfest – there are many words in German for the traditional fairs celebrated in the country. However in Regensburg the old term Dult has been preserved. This very Dult is celebrated twice a year, in May and in September. The Dults celebrated in the city district Stadtamhof derive from a privilege received by the Bavarian Duke in the year 1389. The permission to establish two fairs was granted to help the independent city get back on its feet economically after the destructions experienced in the Cities War. Then the city of Regensburg, this was the city south of the Danube, prohibited all fun fairs at the end of the 19th century. However, from the early middle ages three fairs had been celebrated there until then. Now, precisely since 1972 one celebrates at Regensburg’s Europe Channel. Before this, the stalls and carousels were located at the so-called Protzenweiher. source: kulturjournal

 
 

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