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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Munich by Elfie Ledig

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Traditions In & Around Munich

On Shrove Tuesday, ski carnival is celebrated in the Alps. The best known is held at Firstalm – there’s a prize for the best costume.

Curling and a trial of strength called Fingerhakeln (finger wrestling) are traditional Bavarian sports.

  1. Schäfflertanz

    Every seven years, the Dance of the Coopers is performed to commemorate the end of the plague in the 1400s. The next one will take place in 2012.

    • Munich

    • during Fasching (carnival)

  2. Dance of the Market Wives

    Viktualienmarkt market women perform a dance in fancy dress.

    • Munich ...

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