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"It exceeds our expectations": Bavaria's longest banquet table attracts around 10,000 visitors

2022-06-26T15:55:35.013Z

"Bavaria's longest banquet" attracted around 10,000 visitors to Moosburg on Saturday. They all enjoyed a wonderful summer night with live music and lots of culinary delicacies.



"Bavaria's longest banquet" attracted around 10,000 visitors to Moosburg on Saturday.

They all enjoyed a wonderful summer night with live music and lots of culinary delicacies.

Moosburg

– The city of Moosburg celebrated its 1250th birthday with a grandiose festival in the city center on Saturday.

Around 10,000 guests came to take a seat at the 1250 meter long banquet table and enjoy a wonderful summer night with live music, a wide range of culinary delicacies and lots of conversations - and to be part of the longest table in Bavaria.

"It exceeds all our expectations," said Mayor Josef Dollinger, looking over the city center from the second floor of the town hall a good hour after the start of the festival.

"Well over 6,000 visitors", he estimated, were already in the city at this point to secure one of the coveted seats at the long beer table that meandered through the entire city center.

Choosing the right place wasn't that easy, because live music rang out from many corners.

In addition, the culinary stands of the Moosburg associations and restaurateurs, who had taken on the catering of the guests, attracted visitors.

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The beer table was 1250 meters long and meandered through Moosburg on Saturday, attracting many guests and musicians to the city centre.

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Many music groups delighted the guests

The “Plan” was already well filled at the start, because the trumpeters gave the starting signal for the big birthday celebration from the Johannesturm.

A little later the many music groups played.

For example, the wind band "Kastulus Brass" around teacher Martin Neubauer, which attracted many visitors.

There was a special flair around the tithe barn, where the Isartaler traditional costume association and the city orchestra attracted many guests at the start and Apollon's Smile provided a romantic evening at a later hour.

The Holledauer Hopfareisser toured through the city center and stopped in the Weingraben, on the town square and on Herrnstrasse, as did the Hallertauer Gstanzlsänger Ritsch Ermeier and the duo “Marijan & Tom”.

The Moosburg women's quartet "Auf d'Sait'n,

which entertained the guests with humorous Bavarian songs.

The many other groups were also able to look forward to enthusiastic audiences.

The musical program was as varied as the culinary offerings: from spreads to Italian, Indian, Turkish, Greek and Bavarian specialties to the classic steak and sausage rolls, everything was there.

And of course the Moosburg anniversary beer could not be missing, which many enjoyed in mugs specially created for this festival.

By the way: Everything from the region is now also available in our regular Freising newsletter.

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"Oh, how is that beautiful": The jointly planned song was sung at 9 p.m. by Bauhof Manager Martin Holzner (standing, in front), Mayor Josef Dollinger (behind) and MdL and member of the organizational team Johannes Becher (standing, right).

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569 sets of beer tables were lined up

While the many guests enjoyed the fantastic weather and the cozy atmosphere, the head of the town hall and the building yard manager Martin Holzner were able to catch their breath.

Since 8.30 a.m. Holzner, his Bauhof team and many volunteers have been on their feet to set up the 569 beer table sets in the city center and lovingly decorate them with white tablecloths, red table runners, a rose arrangement and white candles.

In general, the entire city was bathed in red and white and thus in the colors of the City of the Three Roses.

The organizers were very pleased that the majority of the visitors also adhered to the color dress code.

Happy and peaceful celebrations continued in the streets and alleyways until late in the evening – Dollinger estimated the number of visitors at peak times to be around 10,000.

"It's really crazy," said Martin Holzner happily, since all the effort was worth it.

For Holzner, the evening was far from over by midnight: he and his team still had about three hours to dismantle the beer table sets.

You can find more current news from the district of Freising at Merkur.de/Freising.

Source: merkur

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