Thursday, July 21, 2011

Annafest in Forcheim

In celebration of the feast day of St Anne (the mother of the Virgin Mary) the Annafest is a ten daylong beerfest, which expects an attendance of 400,00-500,000 people over these ten days. Held in the Kellerwald, a hilly forest with beer cellars running through it, not far from the centre of Forchheim, it starts on Saturday with the official opening of Kellerwald happening around 4pm with the Mayor tapping the first barrel. 23 kellers (7 open year round), music, food and amusements for all the family. The local breweries all brew the Annafestbier, a strong Bock beer especially for the festival.

More details can be found here in English and German.
Thanks Nathalie for the post!

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