07 Oct

At the beginning of October we celebrate the most famous daughter of our town – Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen.

You have surely heard of Oktoberfest, but do you know that without our little town that world-famous event wouldn’t exist?

Therese got married to  Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria on 12th October, 1810, and on that occasion the first Oktoberfest was organized.

For one week you can join our celebrations, concerts, parties, fun fair and a parade and fireworks as highlights on the last day.

For more photos click here


Posted by on October 7, 2012 in Festivals, Germany


13 responses to “Theresienfest

  1. Marie-France

    October 7, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Wait until I retire and I will be right there. Love your parade and all the fun things that are going on 🙂
    I love the little girl sticking her tongue out of her mouth and the gentleman on rollers. I enjoy watching your slide show.
    May Thérèse de Saxe Hildburghausen be thanked.
    A little bird told me she was the mother of the first Greek modern King Otto of Greece 🙂

  2. MrsU

    October 7, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    You are always welcome 🙂 You are right, she was the mother of Otto Of Greece, who was her third child. Do you know that she was on the list of potential brides for Napoleon, but Ludwig was faster? 😀

  3. Lia

    October 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Very nice parade! I wish I was there too!
    Princess Theresa was beautiful! I’m sure that King Ludwig saw that! But perhaps there was an additional reason why he was faster: as an ardent philhellene, he knew the ancient greek proverb “The opportunities do not wait.” (Thucydides, ” Οι καιροί ου μενετοί “) 🙂

    Have a good celebration! 🙂

  4. Victor A - France

    October 9, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Woooa !!! The parade is colourful and musical too 🙂 I like the horses and the costumes.

  5. victor A - france

    October 9, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    ah! ah! too funny!

  6. Dorine 6eD France

    October 9, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    lovely photos and outfits 🙂

  7. MrsU

    October 9, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Brass bands belong to that kind of parade 🙂 and we enjoyed their colourful costumes too. All kind of people take part in the parade local clubs and institutions, regional bands and the church fair groups of the surrounding villages. Some people represent historical figures: You can see Princess Therese and the Dunkelgrafen in horse-drawn carriages. 🙂

  8. MrsU

    October 9, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    If you’d like to know who the lady with the veil is, we recommend an article from one of our other projects

  9. Teva 6eD-France

    October 10, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    A fantastic parade! I shall indeed want to go there!

    It’s a pity I can’t because I live in France! It is far 😦

    Great Article otherwise!

    Goodbye! Teva

  10. Julie 6eD France

    October 10, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Lovely pics, costumes, brass band…!:-) I love the marjorettes’ dresses 🙂 Love their froufrous too 🙂

  11. Hugo 6 B - France

    October 10, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    It is great, your parade is really great 🙂

  12. Heloise 6e France

    October 10, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    I’m Heloïse. Superb town party 🙂 The costumes are beautiful! and the
    music is very nice!
    See you.

  13. Marine 6e B -France

    October 10, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    It is a wonderful celebration for the anniversary of a princess and a prince. 🙂


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