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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Erlangen Beer Fest

As promised, here are some amateur photos taken at the Erlangen Bergkirchweih (beerfest), which ran from June 9-20, 2011. (It is scheduled according to the Whitsuntide religious season.)
On the left, our friend Preeya from Thailand


The unlucky ox of the day



My commandante on the left, Preeya on the right

In the blue shirt is a retired Erlangen cop (with his son) who happened to sit next to us. We reminisced about the good old days policing the city and troops way back when.


One of 4 bands playing that day simultaneously






Main entrance to Bergkirchweih going up the hill


View from the main promenade




Main entrance


The city. Schlossgarten. Old margravial palace on left. Huguenotten Fountain on right




Hauptstr facing north toward the beerfest grounds



Margravial palace facing Hauptstr. Now university admin building


Marksman band from Eskilstuna, Sweden (Erlangen sister city) performs in front of Margravial palace



The below photos were taken per the request of a co-respondent, who spent a few years of his youth living in the below building at # 3 Schillerstr. 

# 3 Schiller Strasse. Building is now University Sprachschule. (School of Language)


Corner of Schillerstr and Kochstr.


Corner of Schillerstr and Bismarck Str. (University area)



Lorleberg Platz (formerly Bismarck Pl.) facing south

Renamed in honor of the German commander who (against orders) surrendered Erlangen peacefully to the Americans on April 16, 1945. Within two hours, he was killed by holdouts while trying to get them to surrender.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

How was the beer? Was it mostly pilsner type? Were those bratwurst
sausages? Brats are always good.

I hope you had fun Gary.

Gary Fouse said...

The beer was great. Yes, pilsner type but a special brew just for the beer fest. Brats always good as well. I hated to leave.

Anonymous said...

I used to have some family in Germany, some 2nd cousins.

Did you see any evidence that Germany is becoming Turkistan?

Hopefully I'll see you at the next ACT for America meeting (August).

Have a good week Gary.

An ACT for America fan.

Anonymous said...

This is really cool. I worked in Erlangen one summer and it was a beautiful town. Nice to see the photos.