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Springfest at the Lindenhof

Celebrate the end of Winter at Hamonie’s Springfest on Sunday, April 8th from noon until 6 pm at the Lindenhof!

Adults can enjoy the German buffet for $12. Wear a dirndl or lederhosen will get $2 off of the buffet.  All kids 6-10 years of age without German attire can enjoy the buffet for $6.  If they wear German lederhosen or a Dirndl the buffet is $4. Kids 5 and under eat for free!  

The buffet will include:  Schnitzel vom Schwein, Schweinbraten, bratwurst, Bavarian baked chicken, German potato salad, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, spaetzle, sauerkraut, and red cabbage.

Entertainment will also be provided from 12:30pm-5pm.  Vendors will selling fine arts and crafts outdoors weather permiting.

The Lindenhof features a full bar with three German beers on draft, a selection of German wines, and German liqueurs.  

Springfest is a tribute to SOMMERGEWINN EISENACH, the biggest traditional spring festival in Germany.  Celebrated in various forms for centuries in Eisenach, the first procession through the city was in 1897, now there are over 100 horse and carriage floats, and it is followed by a debate between Frau Sunnah, a sun goddess, and Mr. Winter.

  Chasing away winter and welcoming summer dates back to the pagan New Year, when only the summer and winter seasons were recognized, but these days is celebrated in what we know as early spring.

Every year the traditions, decorated buildings, colorful market and many small stalls attract tens of thousands of visitors to Eisenach, Saxony in eastern Germany, to join in with the Sommergewinn celebrations. And say a first “Goodbye” to winter.

 

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