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  • Schramberg, Bach-na-Fahre: Are They All Crazy??? Yes, Schrambergers are all crazy, judging from the event this town is most famous for. Schramberg is The Hometown of Bach-na-Fahre. Schramberg is an innocent-looking small town in t Posted by Kathrin_E in Alemannic Fastnacht | Jan 29, 2017
  • Villingen: One of the Oldest, and Unique The Narrozunft (carnival guild) in Villingen dates its foundation to the year 1584. This makes Villingen one of the traditional centres of the alemannic Fastnacht or, i Posted by Kathrin_E in Alemannic Fastnacht | Jan 29, 2017
  • Oberndorf: The Most Nourishing Parade Oberndorf is a small town in the upper Neckar valley, situated between Horb and Rottweil, which is known for two things: the gun factory Mauser, and its Fastnacht (carnival) traditions. I ha Posted by Kathrin_E in Alemannic Fastnacht | Jan 28, 2017
  • Überlingen: Hänsele Dance and Whip Cracking Überlingen is one of the centres of the Alemannic Fastnacht, the regional variety of carnival. These activities date back to the 15th century. Carnival feasts were first mentioned in 1474, in Posted by Kathrin_E in Alemannic Fastnacht | Jan 28, 2017
  • Elzach: Beware of the Schuttig The small town of Elzach at the far end of the Elz valley is famous for its ancient carnival traditions. Here you can watch the alemannic Fastnacht at its best, and scariest. Elzach is one o Posted by Kathrin_E in Alemannic Fastnacht | Jan 28, 2017
  • Rottweil: The Capital of Alemannic Fastnacht If there's any alemannic Fastnacht that's widely known and even shown live on TV, it's the Narrensprung in Rottweil in the morning of carnival Monday. Rottweil's fame is justified. So far Posted by Kathrin_E in Alemannic Fastnacht | Jan 28, 2017
  • ViererbundFour of the five oldest, proudest and most traditional Narrenzünfte in Baden-Württemberg have associated in the 1950s and formed the so-called Viererbund, the Alliance of the Four. [b]The Viererbund members are: Rottweil, Elzach, Oberndorf, and Überlin Posted by Kathrin_E in Alemannic Fastnacht | Jan 28, 2017
  • Guggemusik Bands Guggemusik originates in the Swiss carnival but has become more and more popular in the South West of Germany, too. There are quite a number of these funny bands in the weirdest costumes in ma Posted by Kathrin_E in Alemannic Fastnacht | Jan 28, 2017
  • Great cities of Central Europe: Western BavariaWhen planning our trip I'd debated whether to stop for a night in Passau or Regensburg on the way back to Munich from Prague. At some point I realized I had an extra day in the itinerary due to having Posted by zzlangerhans in Babies in backpacks | Jan 23, 2017
  • Witches Witches take part in about every parade. They are essential and traditional figures in the Alemannic Fastnacht. Or are they? [i]Witc Posted by Kathrin_E in Alemannic Fastnacht | Jan 23, 2017
  • Narresome: Children in the Fastnacht Guilds Villinger Stachi junior Baby Hänsele in Überlingen Children in the Fastnacht are known as "Narresome" Posted by Kathrin_E in Alemannic Fastnacht | Jan 23, 2017
  • Day 2 (19 Jan)As mentioned yesterday, extended pit stop to see what the capital city of Mecklenburg-Vorpommeren has to show for. I had a long walk this morning around the place. Yes, there is snow now! Posted by moustache17 in Northern Trip | Jan 19, 2017
  • Day 1 (18 Jan)That is what one does most on a road trip... First stretch of some 800Km from the home village to Schwerin. Schwerin is some 100Km past Hamburg and happens to be the capital city of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Picked this place for Posted by moustache17 in Northern Trip | Jan 19, 2017
  • Apartment - check!===So I got the link to my new apartment!! === https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=de&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kaiteki-monthly.com%2Fproperty%2F32141.html As you can see in t Posted by Toni_goes_Japan in Toni goes Japan | Jan 16, 2017
  • Fastnacht DictionaryThe Fastnacht has its own 'scientific' terms which derive from the regional dialect and are mostly untranslatable. I am using some of these and when visiting a Fastnacht location you will also come across them. So here is a little Posted by Kathrin_E in Alemannic Fastnacht | Jan 15, 2017
  • Survival Tips for Newbies Saublodere attack in Elzach The Alemannic Fasnet is no theater performance, the spectators are part of the event and will not necessarily be treated gently, no matter if they Posted by Kathrin_E in Alemannic Fastnacht | Jan 15, 2017
  • Narrenzüfte – Jester Guilds Oberwindener Spitzbue Fastnacht activities in a town or village are organized and controlled by the local jester guild (Narrenzunft). The guilds are organized like clubs and on Posted by Kathrin_E in Alemannic Fastnacht | Jan 15, 2017
  • Pagan Germanic Origins??? Rumours are still alive and popular nowadays that the Alemannic Fastnacht originates in pagan Germanic festivals and has to do with driving out the winter and the evil spirits. This is PLA Posted by Kathrin_E in Alemannic Fastnacht | Jan 15, 2017
  • When does Fastnacht take place? Parade in Singen Fastnacht/Fasnet takes place on the weekend before the beginning of the Lent. The exact dates change every year according to the Easter date, it's around the weekend 7 week Posted by Kathrin_E in Alemannic Fastnacht | Jan 15, 2017
  • What is "Fastnacht"? Fastnacht meets carnival When talking about carnival in Germany, people think about the "big 3" on the Rhine - Köln, Düsseldorf and Mainz – in case they know that there is mo Posted by Kathrin_E in Alemannic Fastnacht | Jan 15, 2017
  • Introduction to the Alemannic Version of Carnival Rottweiler Federahannes This blog focuses on the "Alemannic Fastnacht", the version of carnival taking place in the Southwest of Germany, i. e. the Federal State of Bad Posted by Kathrin_E in Alemannic Fastnacht | Jan 15, 2017
  • Day 42 Hello everyone! Today's the day, it's my last day in Europe! It is so unusual that it is over. It was such a long time coming, but now I can plan the next trip! We went back to our Posted by bridgeridoo in Travel blog | Jan 10, 2017
  • The Last TripThe last trip of 2016. A day out in Nürnberg on 30 December. The starting point was Gaimersheim near Ingolstadt, about 55 miles (90km) to the south, so it was a train journey and not a flight! DB does a Bayern Posted by IainT in Here, and Sometimes There | Jan 9, 2017
  • Day 40Hello! Today we got to enjoy our first day in Berlin. I have wanted to come here for a very long time, it is a little strange to have finally arrived! There is so much to do and see, it would Posted by bridgeridoo in Travel blog | Jan 5, 2017
  • Day 40Hello! Today we got to enjoy our first day in Berlin. I have wanted to come here for a very long time, it is a little strange to have finally arrived! There is so much to do and see, it would Posted by bridgeridoo in Travel blog | Jan 5, 2017
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