The Dult is done, now come visit us for serious reasons

Sunday marked the final day of the Regensburger Maidult 2011. We managed to visit a few times — more than usual — for a taste of the local carny flavor. But don’t worry — there’ll be plenty of Fest over the summer to tide you over until the Herbstdult rolls around again in August. Here’s a short video of the Bierzelt flavor, for the uninitiated. Note: this is the Early-Sunday-Afternoon Oma & Opa vibe, which I much prefer to the inevitable Sweet Home Alabama and Country Roads vibe — that’s for evening Dult events.

In other news, Regensburg proudly unveiled its World Heritage Visitor Center on Saturday night. It is a free, permanent exhibit explaining what it takes to be a World Heritage Site and why Regensburg fulfills those requirements. It has a lot of potential visitors from our household over the coming weeks. I think it’ll be perfect for those just getting off the train, after just getting off the plane, trying to stay awake as long as possible to beat the jet lag on the first day before crashing out. It’s right on the Danube banks in the Salzstadel (right next to the Weenie Shack of the Ages), has all text in German and English, and features of plenty interactivity: buttons to push, motion-triggered movies, “secret” cupboards the curious can open to dig deeper into Regensburg’s cultural past. It was neat!

4 thoughts on “The Dult is done, now come visit us for serious reasons”

  1. Jen

    Love the dirndl, Sarah. Dang, I need to get me one of those!

    1. Sarah

      I know, right? All you have to do it try one on, and you’re hooked! People think Tracht is cheesy until they see themselves in it and think, “Damn, I look goooood.”

  2. Going Kraut

    I love Regensburg! I have the fortune of living there for a year and my wife and I still dream of being able to moving back there someday. The Dult is always fun if you go with the right crowd.

    1. cliff1976

      How has Regensburg changed, if at all, since you lived there?

      What surprises me is that so many locals poo-poo the Dult. I try not to miss it.

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