Schäfflertanz at Marienplatz

Every seven years the Schäfflertanz is performed during the carnival. Schäfflertanz translates to “Dance of the coopers”. It is said that in the year 1571 the coopers started dancing on the streets to bring the inhabitants of Munich back onto the streets after a pest epidemic. Nowadays this habit is performed all over Upper Bavaria.

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