On Friday, August 18, it was time. After three years in office, Frankfurt's cider queen Bianca I had to take off her crown. She had enjoyed the time very much and had loved representing Frankfurt and the cider at various events such as the Green Week in Berlin. And she will continue to enjoy doing everything she can to bring cider to the world, and will certainly find the time to enjoy a glass of cider or two. But for now, says Bianca I, she would be very happy to hand over the office to her successor.
The election of the new cider queen brought some innovations. In the past, female candidates had to have a direct connection to Frankfurt cider, meaning their parents had to have a cider business. This is no longer the case. Now not only all women from Frankfurt but also all women from Hesse can apply. Accordingly, the feedback was great. Andreas Kimmel from the Homburger Hof, who was present at the coronation at the cider festival as representative of the Frankfurt cider innkeepers, and Martin Heil, president of the association of the Hessian cider and fruit juice presses, were particularly pleased to be able to inspire so many young people for the topic of cider.
From all applicants, four finalists were chosen by the jury, from which the winner was then chosen in the online voting. Annabell-Sophie Bech, Angie Herzog and Lara Strathus made it through to the final and although it wasn't quite enough to get the crown, they were very proud to have got this far and congratulated the new queen who was presented with the crown by her predecessor on stage at Roßmarkt: Larissa I, social media manager from Wiesbaden, was delighted and very proud of her victory: "I still can hardly believe that I am allowed to hold this honorable office from now on and I am very much looking forward to representing the cider culture for two years", Larissa I said at the coronation ceremony.
A total of 3,650 people participated in the election of the Frankfurt Cider Queen, 1,530 votes of which Larissa Vogl won. "Yes, I live in Wiesbaden, but since a Hessian was wanted as queen, I dared to apply - because as a native of Wiesbaden, I am a true Hessian", Larissa tells. "I always babbled Hessian with my grandma and grew up with Hessian traditions and culture. I'm a passionate Ebbelwoi drinker and everyone in my circle of friends knows that I prefer drinking the gude Stöffche. Being Frankfurt's cider queen is a long-cherished dream come true for me."
The 28-year-old has about 40 representative appointments in and outside of Hesse coming up during her term: fairs like the Land & Genuss Messe in Frankfurt, wine festivals, promotions in cider pubs, events in wine press houses, the Grüne Soße Festival, but also the Green Week in Berlin and an event at the Hessian State Representation in Brussels. However, Larissa I is looking forward to all the tasks that now await her - especially since she has only heard good things about the office from her predecessor: "I had a lot of nice experiences as Frankfurt's cider queen and also made valuable friendships", says Bianca I. "It was a great time all around and I'm sure Larissa will enjoy the term of office as much as I did." Her successor is convinced of that.
Naturally, the new queen was also dressed accordingly: she presented herself in a classic traditional dress, which she had chosen at an official dress-up event. The sponsor for the noble piece was Galeria Kaufhof; Andreas Kimmel thanked their representative Sonja Wedler very much. Presents for the old and new queen as well as the three other finalists were given by the cider maker Gerhard Nöll. The bouquets were provided by the flower shop Priewe - Florale Träume und Dekorationen.
More info can also be found at: <link https: www.apfelwein.de _blank>Https://www.apfelwein.de/