"Guggemusik Festival" Schwäbisch Gmünd Local Custom Tip by Kathrin_E
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The annual Guggemusik festival takes place in the squares of Schwäbisch Gmünd on one weekend before carnival - check the town's website for the exact date, it will be published a couple of weeks earlier.
The festival begins on Friday evening with the Guggenball (tickets needed).
Saturday is the best day for visitors. In the morning the Narrenbaum (jester tree) is erected in front of the town hall. After the official reception by the mayor, the 20 participating bands will play all afternoon on the stages in Marktplatz and Johannisplatz and also in the streets and pubs.
At 6 p.m. the Monster Concert begins on both stages.
On Sunday, the main event takes place inside the sports hall in Katharinenstraße: the Guggemusikfrühschoppen with all the bands and a lot of music, noise and drinking till late afternoon (entrance fee)