Monday, July 26, 2010

Jakobidult

This week will be dedicated to the Jakobidult, which is a traditional festival that is held at the foot of the Mariahilf church. Being the 700th year that Munich's residents and visitors gather for food, fun, and a bit of hit or miss shopping has something to offer for nearly everyone.

Last Friday the festivities began under torrential rains with a spot on local television. Celebrations continued through the weekend with a soap box car race on Sunday and will continue until August 1st. It's a great place to wear tracht (lederhosen and dirndls) or to see the locals dressed up in their traditional wears.