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Fathers' day celebration
Description:Fathers, day in Germany is always celebrated on a Thursday which is a Christian holiday, called Ascension of Christ. It is along time tradition that fathers go hiking or tr travel on tractor or horse drawn wagons to picnic places or pubs with food and naturally lots of things to drink.
At least in Thuringia the name of this none Christian part of this holiday has been changed to "Männertag" which means men's day. This is obviously the reason that nobody could be excluded any longer from these festivities.
Men formed still the majority of the celebrators, but we also met many women and even complete families who enjoyed a day outdoors. We could not see anybody drinking excessive amounts of alcohol.
Dining like Luther - a medieval feast, called "Lutherschmaus"
Contact Information:Eisenacher Hof, Katharinenstraße 11 - 13, 99817 Eisenach, Germany
Tel. 011 49 3691 73 40 0, Fax: 011 49 3691 29 39 26
Internet: http://www.itcwebdesigns.com/tour_germany/lutherschmaus01.htmDescription:In future we want to add more information about the reformation started by Martin Luther to our travel guide for Thuringia. We are looking mainly for already existing web sites in the English language. I am too old to start my own research and I do not want to steal others peoples work.
We started with the worldly part of Martin Luther's life and participated in a feast called the "Lutherschmaus". To participate in this unforgettable event you need to register in advance. We believe as larger the group which takes part at the "Lutherschmaus" as more fun it can be.
Martin Luther loved also world things and his language was sometimes vulgar according to todays standards. But please do not forget that he lived in medieval times and probably people from that period would not agree to all of our customs and our behavior.
It is reported that he asked his guests after a heavy meal "Why do you not burp and fart? Did you not like it?"
The "Pummpälz Half Marathon" in Thuringia
Contact Information:Pummpälzweg e.V., Trift 15, 36433 Moorgrund, Germany
Tel. ++ 49 3965 620580, Fax ++ 49 3695 852086
Description:The "Pummpälz" association is very active to promote this hiking path by attracting people with special events. We visited as special guests a half marathon. Elizabeth tried Nordic Walking and both of us had lots of fun to see how everybody had a good day. Don't miss to participate in local events like this.