|The branches are called Ruten|
Last week, I had the privilege to travel to Ravensburg to celebrate Rutenfest. Rutenfest has been celebrated for more than 600 years. Ruten is an old word for a type of tree. But like any festival in Germany, it is usually the three Bs:Bread, Bratwurst, Beer. So I arrived in Ravensburg late Friday with my friends. Right after we got home, we left for Rutenfest. The downtown Ravensburg was full with people, food stands, and rollercoasters. After we walked around for a bit, we then of course got in to a massive beer tent. Since friend's father worked in a brewery as a financial manager, he had tokens which got us a lot of beer. So after a festive evening/night with my friend and his friends, we went back home. Sunday, I was in markdorf for a day at my friend's house. Monday was very special. We got up early and went to downtown Ravensburg for the famous parade. I dont think I need to say anything other than please enjoy the pictures!