Thousands of visitors came to the 22nd edition of the Tölzer Rosentage on the Whitsun weekend. © Karl Bock
Bad Tölz - The Tölz Rose Days have been affected by bad weather quite often, but this year everything was perfect. For four days, the more than 160 exhibitors and Michaela Dorfmeister as organizer were able to look forward to it.
Visitors came from near and far, by car, train and bus or by bicycle. At the 22nd edition of the "most beautiful garden show in the Oberland", according to the event team, they were delighted with the extensive range of plants and accessories as well as musical performances, lectures and the supporting programme. In contrast to previous years, this year there was no rose baptism by a prominent visitor, but they were happy about the Sangerhäuser Rose Princess Leni I.
State farmer Singer looks back on the history of the farmers' wives and discusses current developments
Looking back on 75 years of rural women: state farmer Christine Singer. © Karl Bock
As part of the Tölzer Rosentage, which took place in the gardens around the former Franciscan monastery, the 75th anniversary of the rural women in the Bavarian Farmers' Association was also celebrated. In addition, Christine Singer, a state farmer from the neighbouring district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, came to the exhibition grounds. In her retrospective, she addressed both the history of women farmers in the last three-quarters of a century and current developments. Sustainability in particular has always been the topic of rural women, and they have always tried not to waste food: "Appreciate it instead of throwing it away."
70,000 signatures collected in support of midwives
Singer also mentioned the founding of the rural women's choirs in 1972. Currently, there are 72 choirs in the 69 Bavarian districts. She also spoke about the educational work of rural women and the support of midwives. More than 70,000 signatures have been collected and the members of parliament have been contacted to improve the care of expectant mothers.
We do an enormous amount for our society in our companies, and we can be proud of that
State farmer Christine Singer
Above all, Singer wants to strengthen the self-confidence of farming families: "We farmers are the responsible shapers of the cultural landscape. We do an enormous amount for our society in our companies, and we can be proud of that." Together with the women and men of the profession, Singer wants to "give the companies a perspective for the future so that they can pass on their farm to the next generation with a clear conscience." Karl Bock