Christmas market in Erding: More than mulled wine and sausages
Created: 12/21/2022, 08:00
By: Wolfgang Krzizok
Living crib (front, from left): Joseph (Maxi Heilmaier), Maria (Birgit Weinrautner) and the baby Jesus (Leonie Weinrautner) and (back, from left) a shepherd (Magdalena Köck) and the three kings (Benedikt Beil, Ahmet Mustafa, Gerhard Zech).
© Wolfgang Krzizok
The Erdinger Christkindlmarkt is very well received this year.
There is also praise for the variety of programming.
The market is still open until Thursday, December 22nd.
Erding – Twice during Advent it was quiet in the heart of Erding.
The Christmas market was also canceled during the pandemic.
This year it is back with small innovations and will be open from 11 a.m. to 9.30 p.m. up to and including December 22nd.
The response is very good, as reported by some stand operators.
Beppo Herrmann, for example, who sells salmon and fish sandwiches at Schrannenplatz, is completely satisfied.
"It is good.
There are also many Austrians here because of the thermal baths.
They are all really impressed by the Christmas market,” he says of conversations with the tourists.
Herrmann has been at the Christmas market for decades and has specialized in fish for several years.
He used to sell sausages, shish kebabs and fries.
"You can tell that young people are at work in the town hall: organization, decoration - everything is great," he praises the city as the organizer.
At City Hall, a whole team is responsible for the Christmas market, emphasizes Julia Flötzinger-Wilson from City Marketing.
She also draws a positive conclusion: “There is a lot going on, especially from Thursday to Sunday, and we have a good mix of programs for all generations.
"If we continue like this next year, then we're on the right track," says Flötzinger-Wilson."
Choral singing, folk music, readings, poems, but also groovy sounds like the Rockagillys could be heard on the small stage at Schrannenplatz or in the Frauenkircherl.
"There was something going on on stage almost every day," praises Herrmann, who himself has ideas for 2023, after all there is always "potential for improvement".
The Erdinger Moos singing group, led by Josef Weihmayr, performed in the Frauenkircherl.
The choir sang traditional tunes, but also John Rutter's "Angels' Caroll".
Here you can see the Notzinger Ensemble conducted by Peter Heger.
The Diebold and Brandhuber families are also market-tested - and have been at Alois-Schießl-Platz since the beginning.
Above all, Ann Diebold reports that there was a lot of activity in the first week and that there were many regular guests who came by regularly.
Richard Brandhuber Sr.
Can't complain either: "We're very satisfied." He's particularly pleased that many visitors appreciated the fact that he didn't increase the price for the classic mulled wine and children's punch given the large selection of drinks: "We did that on purpose , because everything is getting more expensive anyway.”
Also at the booth of "Lou", the restaurant in the Bräuhausgasse, people are satisfied with the Christmas market premiere.
There were, among other things, burritos and bowls.
There are 19 stalls in total, and the Rotary Club distributed 40,000 tickets for its raffle.
The drawing for the main prizes will take place on Thursday at 6 p.m. on Schrannenplatz.
Another attraction was the large glittering sleigh on the small square, where hundreds of photos must have been taken.
The supporting program also included the living nativity scene by the Altenerding folk play group, which the theater players had set up at the corner of the passage between the town tower and the town parish church.
Joseph (Maxi Heilmaier), Maria (Birgit Weinrautner) and the baby Jesus (Leonie Weinrautner), a shepherd (Magdalena Köck) and the three kings (Benedikt Beil, Ahmet Mustafa, Gerhard Zech) could be seen on stage.
There were also real animals in the crib - in addition to a few sheep, an ox and a donkey.
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Johannes Rothenaicher (keyboard) and Janine Bach (vocals) provided the music, while Carolina Brandhuber, Mira Krönauer, Luisa Schuhmann and Moritz Zech recited poems and stories.
A few children, who were among the numerous spectators and looked at the crib with shining eyes, also spontaneously recited poems.
There was a small gift for that.
The successful event ended with a joint “Silent Night”.
This Christmas classic will also be heard on Christmas Eve – at the 50th tower blowing at 5 p.m.