Lots of Bikes

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Hundreds of motorbikes are parked in Niedergruendau, a town some 40 kms (24 mls) northeast of Frankfurt, April 12, prior to a joint tour to mark the beginning of this year’s motorbike season. The event was called ‘Anlassen’ (‘cranking’) and included a service in the local church.

Carnival Group Shot

Carnival Group Shot

Carnivalists in their fancy mock uniforms put their heads together for a group shot in Mainz, a city some 40 kms (24 mls) west of Frankfurt, on New Year’s Day to mark the beginning of this year’s street carnival season. Mainz is one of the carnival hotspots in Germany.

Street Carnival Begins

Street Carnival Begins

Members of one of the many carnival societies gather in their fancy mock uniforms in front of the cathedral in Mainz, a city some 40 kms (24 mls) west of Frankfurt, on New Year’s Day to mark the beginning of this year’s street carnival season. Mainz is one of the carnival hotspots in Germany.

Christmas Market Open

Christmas Market Open

Frankfurt’s traditional Christmas market opened this week. It was first mentioned in 1393 and is considered one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany. It runs until December 22, 2013. (This photo was actually taken two years ago, but it basically looks the same every year.)