"Schuetzenfest" Hesborn Local Custom Tip by Krumel

Hesborn Local Customs: 3 reviews and 0 photos

In summer the traditional 'Schützenfest' takes place in every village in Sauerland at different weekends (first weekend of July in Hesborn), and is usually the most important local event of the year. It goes on for 3 days and culminates in a shooting competition with a wooden bird as a target. Whoever brings the bird down is crowned King, chooses a Queen and his lords and ladies, and there will be a big parade in the afternoon. It is also a good excuse for going on a three-day drinking binge.

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  • Written Sep 3, 2002
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