Festive procession of Roettingen's County Festival on Sunday, 31.08.2014
Roettingen / Röttingen is a small town in the district of Wuerzburg, northern Bavaria.
It's situated in the lovely valley of the river Tauber (Taubertal), approx 15 km east of my hometown Bad Mergentheim.
Röttingen is a wine growing community and they grow approx. 30 ha of Franconian wine on the vineyards called "Röttinger Feuerstein".
A local speciality is the "Tauberschwarz", a local sort of grapes that only exists in the area of the Tauber Valley.
Since more than 90 years Röttingen has been celebrating its local county festival called "Röttingen Gauvolkfest" on the last weekend of August.
The height of each festival is the festive procession / parade on Sunday afternoon,
Large parts of the local population are involved in this traditional event.
This year's topic was: "Freizeitspaß im Taubertal" / "Recreational fun in the Tauber Valley".
So we were able to see a parade with 26 different groups and floats that thematised recreational fun / leisure time activities you can enjoy in the valley of the Tauber.
How about going in for sports? ;-)
Swimming can be great fun (if the weather is much better)!
You can try out Bobby Car racing - if you are brave enough...
...and meet the motivated service team!
For elderly people (like me) I can recommend...
...driving veteran, vintage or classic cars.
This one was built in 1908!!!
My personal highlights during the parade were the many old farm tractors decorated with locel late summer flowers!
Do you like "German Volksmusik"?
Here you got it!
That was really a wonderful festive procession!
See you next year - end of August 2015 - in Röttingen on the Gauvolksfest!