• Beer cellars, Erlangen, Germany.

    Image ID
    FOT420405
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    RM Rights Managed
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    8.3 MB
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    Image Dimensions
    5200 x 3457 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    440 x 293 mm
    17.3 x 11.5 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Bergkirchweih Volksfest beer festival cellar keller bierkeller fest bierfest open-air outside drink biergarten thirst celebration fair custom tradition German Franconia Franken Bavaria leisure lifestyle alcohol booze Tucher Bier house Kitzmann Bier visitors
    Description
    The Bergkirchweih is an annual fair taking place in Erlangen, Germany. Locals nickname it Berrch, which is the Franconian pronunciation of the German word Berg, meaning mountain. The Bergkirchweih starts every Thursday before Pentecost at 5PM. The opening ceremony called "Anstich," which is carried out by the City's Mayor, takes place in a different beer cellar every year, with thousands gathering to watch the opening spectacle with a huge fight for beer. Twelve days later the last beer barrel is buried in the cellar where the next Anstich will take place. The Bergkirchweih area is located in the northern extremities of downtown Erlangen and roughly a kilometer long (0.6mi). With its beer cellars, booths and rides and its huge ferris wheel, which is the berch's traditional landmark, it is a festival for the whole family, no matter how young or old. With its ale-benches under linden, chestnuts and oaks it is the biggest Open-Air-Biergarten of Europe with more than 11,000 seats. The Bergkirchweih has taken place since 1755. Nowadays the time when the fair takes place is called the "fifth season". The Bergkirchweih is the third biggest fair in Bavaria after the Oktoberfest in Munich and the Gäubodenvolksfest in Straubing. Most people that have been to the Bergkirchweih once in their life-time say that it is much better than the Oktoberfest and don't want to miss it ever again.
    Uploader
    David Anthony Lloyd Davies
    Contributor
    David A L Davies
    Date Taken
    2006-06-10
    Uploaded on
    2008-03-31
    Collection
    Bergkirchweih, (Beer Festival) Erlangen.
    Category
    Events
    Sub Category
    Festivals
    Setting
    Outdoor
    People
    With people
    Number of people
    many
    Dominant colour
    #A09070