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There were celebrations in Frankfurt's districts

21.08.2017 | 10:14 Clock | Citywhispers
There were celebrations in Frankfurt's districts

Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann a guest at many of the city's festivals


(kus) Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann was pleased about the numerous activities in the city's districts this weekend "Our district festivals are a good tradition in Frankfurt. Our traditions will live on as long as there are dedicated people who, in addition to their jobs and families, are willing to organize such wonderful festivals. I am proud of our city and its people."

Things got started on Saturday with the cider tapping at the Kalbacher Kerb. As every year, the Kalbacher Kerbeburschen had cut down the Kerbebaum in the Taunus in the morning and erected it on the Kerbeplatz at noon. Afterwards Peter Feldmann opened the Kerb together with the cider queen Bianca I. with the traditional cider tapping. The Kalbacher Kerb has a long tradition and goes back to the custom of the Kirchweih. The Kerb at the Kalbacher Stadtpark will be celebrated until Monday, August 21, inclusive.

Next stop was the summer festival at Gravensteiner Platz in Preungesheim. After the great success last year, the Vereinsring Preungesheim-Eckenheim in cooperation with the website for Preungesheim, the BürgerInnenTreff from the Neighborhood Office and the Neighborhood Management Preungesheim again organized the summer festival. Gravensteiner Platz is the center of the new development district Frankfurter Bogen and a great neighborhood meeting place for the annual festival.

The third stop was the Griesheim Mainuferfest. Here, the Vereinsring had already put this festival on its feet for the 30th time. It is one year older than its "big sister" the Museumsuferfest.

Last stop of the Saturday was the Sachsenhäuser Brunnenfest with its traditional well inspection. The Brunnenfest is one of the oldest festivals in the city of Frankfurt and was first documented in 1490. The well inspection, also known as the well drive, which takes place on Saturday, is intended as a reminder of the time when water, which was essential for life, had to be drawn from wells. It also points out a careful handling of water.

On Sunday, the Lord Mayor visited the mill festival of the volunteer fire department in Eschersheim. The Eschersheim Volunteer Fire Brigade of 1911 is one of the strongest fire brigades in Frankfurt, with 50 active men and women, 25 young people and 15 children in the mini fire brigade. On Sunday, the family day, the children had a lot of fun with skill and guessing games on the large lawn of the fire department.

The weekend ended with the international summer festival of the Arbeiterwohlfahrt Frankfurt and the Johanna Kirchner Foundation. Following a good tradition, the party was held in the Sommerhoffpark on Gutleutstraße. Feldmann to the guests: "The topics of the AWO are also the topics of the city. It is about ensuring cohesion. This includes affordable housing, a fair educational landscape and a good life in old age. I thank all active people for their daily commitment to social coexistence in our Frankfurt!"

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