There is a lot of change in Frankfurt, there is always something new - but also a lot of tradition that people like to hold on to. The Berger market in the Bergen-Enkheim district also makes this clear. This traditional folk festival has been celebrated for 300 years now. For Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann it was a matter of course to personally open the beautiful festival again in 2019. And he uses this traditional occasion to choose the new "Apfelweinkönigin" in an appropriate ambience.
Due it is a good tradition that the Mayor moves to the coronation place with a rogue player and pageboy and opens the Berger market there - accompanied by music. After the acting queen, Trina I, was bid farewell with flowers and a necklace as a gift by the local headmistress, two pages accompany her successor on stage. It is Sissy I, a queen with a sonorous name, who is reminiscent of another, by many revered "Sissy", from Bavarian aristocratic circles.
Following the tradition, the cider glasses are then filled and Mayor Peter Feldmann hands over the new sash, crown and certificate to the new Highness. From her predecessor, Trina I, she finally receives the scepter. "The Berger market is a symbol of Frankfurt. Almost everything can be combined here: old customs, modern ideas, a sense of home and openness," Feldmann praised the festival. The Berger market brings people of all ages and backgrounds together. In this way he strengthened the cohesion and the community, which is especially important today. "This makes the Berger Market a real folk festival," said the Lord Mayor.
Renate Müller-Friese, Head of the Berger Market, said at the opening: "The Berger Market is a central component of our district culture. Young and old come together here - it is a festival for everyone, with a centuries-old tradition."
The outgoing Apfelweinkönigin Trina I thanked Feldmann for her services as ambassador of Frankfurt and its traditional district. He also thanked the cultural society and the tourist office for organising the market.