Christmas in the mountains: Here the Christ Child floats up into the sky to the sound of wind instruments
Created: 11/29/2022, 08:00
By: Ulrike Osman
The popular Christmas market opens on Saturday.
This year, with 700 participants, everything is a little bigger than in previous years.
A good 80 market stalls with handicrafts, an entertainment program with 700 participants and a Christ Child floating up into the sky to the sound of wind instruments - for the 15th Türkenfeld Mountain Christmas on the Steingassenberg, organizer Robert Müller has come up with even more ideas than usual.
Türkenfeld – And the hope for suitable weather is even greater than usual, especially on December 11th.
The Ascension of the Christ Child in a hot-air balloon by a professional balloonist is planned for this day.
The air vehicle can only take off if Petrus plays along.
"The weather has to be ideal, otherwise the balloon ride will be postponed," says Müller.
"The balloonist decides whether we can take off or not." While the Türkenfeld brass band is playing on the ground, two buglers are supposed to climb into the basket and accompany the ascent of the heavenly guest with suitable sounds.
gifts for children
Irrespective of this, a visit by the Christkind to the Festhalle is planned for December 18 – with small gifts for the children in their luggage.
In addition, a free ticket for a balloon ride will be raffled off as part of a raffle, which can be redeemed at a later date.
By the way: everything from the region is now also available in our regular
After the two Corona winters, the Christmas in the mountains will take place again this year on the second, third and fourth weekend in Advent for the first time since 2019.
Possibly also because of the long compulsory break, Müller can hardly save himself from those who want to perform who want to go on stage in the Festhalle.
"More than 100 people come from the Brucker Viscardi-Gymnasium alone," he says happily.
Both the school big band and the Viscardi variety show are represented in the entertainment programme.
There are also around 20 wind bands, a violin and accordion orchestra, various vocal groups, acrobats, dancers and even bagpipes and a didgeridoo player.
The latter will also run a market stall to bring visitors closer to the typical instrument of the Australian aborigines, says Müller.
Three blacksmiths will demonstrate traditional handicrafts.
For the first time, a knee puppet theater will provide entertainment.
There are various hands-on activities for children.
On the way from the parking lot to the market area, visitors should pass the first attractions, including the replica Türkenfeld Himmelspforte (we reported) and several animals from the Augsburg donkey friends.
Ever since Müller organized a donkey meeting and a bird of prey demonstration as part of his annual farmers' and crafts market in autumn, he has had good contacts with donkey keepers and with falconer Leo Mandlsperger.
This will now also be a guest at the Christmas in the mountains - with a buzzard and an owl, which is supposed to circle around in the dark.
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The Türkenfeld Mountain Christmas takes place on December 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th.
Opening hours: Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Admission six euros, children under 16 free.
You can find more current news from the district of Fürstenfeldbruck at Merkur.de/Fürstenfeldbruck.