Sunday, March 6, 2011

Storming of the city hall

Got to see and take part in a very interesting carnival tradition in our local town of Wiesloch yesterday (Mar 5 2011). It was called the Rathauserst├╝rmung or the storming of the local city hall.

 According to tradition the mayor has to hand over the town hall key to the carnival revellers. A more of a symbolic hand over of the keys than a real act.

Yesterday in the old city center of Wiesloch it was nice to see all the people dressed up in their carnival costumes and the mayor Franz Schaidhammer officially handing over the city hall keys.

Everybody was in a jolly good party mood, little bunny also went up and shook hands with the mayor and was beaming with pride after having done that :-) Also bumped into some friends who also live in town and who also decided to start their weekend by partaking in this local tradition.

A nice way to start a lovely weekend indeed!!!


  1. Nice Carnival pictures..Hope you all had a wonderful time there watching colorful costumes.

  2. @Devi thank you! Yes it was a nice time indeed and the weather was great!