the Hexenball

Hauptstrasse- Kandern, DE

February 6, 2012. It's Fasnacht time again in southern Germany, and you can see people dressed in wild costumes preparing to party it up before the 40 day period of Lent. Over the street in Kandern hangs a banner advertising the Hexenball (witches ball), along with strings of underwear. This tradition goes back hundreds of years in the Black Forest, and looks like it's here to stay.

2 comments:

Rene Fijten said...

It looks as cold in this picture as we have here. In our region this is called Fastnacht oder Karneval.

RobCarey said...

Yes, brrr, very cold. And I do remember seeing you post a similar picture as this, I think. Am I right? But I think you sketched some of the people in costumes, which was great.