Other wonderful sights from the daily life there:
We were able to participate in the “Sonnewendfeuer” – when kids under the guidance of adults and firemen are making a circle and getting their sticks on fire and then throw them on the heap of wood. An incredible fire erupted very quickly and provided a beautiful and warm sight for many people to see and enjoy. It was quite chilly and so it was really nice to come close to the fire as possible while chatting with the neighbors. A wonderful experience; however this beautiful custom is disappearing like so many others. So this was a special treat for us.