Witch Fires and the May Holidays: Tips for the May Holidays in Saxony

The Ore Mountains are jumping in May

IN Bannewitz a witch fire will be lit on Saturday in Marienschacht (Cunnersdorf district) from 16:00 and will be danced in May with a pop party. Association of Homes and Firefighters Cunnersdorf invites you at the same time to ride the top with a snack on the fair ground at the equipment house. IN Possendorf Possendorf Maifest “is set up in the school park with a children’s market and program (2pm to 6pm Saturday) and a colorful bird-shooting market on Sunday (12pm to 7pm).

IN Bärenstein On Saturday from 19:00 there will be a procession with lanterns and torches around the old Kühberg train station. Artisans and artists invite you to the “7th Sawmill Event”. JUST Saturday from 9 a.m. to Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Rathausplatz.

Walpurgis Highlights in Chemnitz and surrounding area

IN Chemnitz the flames on Saturday at the annual Chemnitz market in Richard-Hartmann-Platz Traditional Sachsenfeuer from 18:00 with live music, juggling and children’s witch fire. Holiday pounds fall during the May rise on Sunday Koenigshain-Reau (Starts at 9am in the Wiederau bus parking lot), after which the pole will be placed at the fire station at 10am.

The May Fire in Vogtland

At Vogtland Stadium in plauen A family program will be held on Saturday from 17:00 with the motto “Walpurgis Night, the witch is on fire” with sports, games, a lantern parade and a large witch fire.

This is how Upper Luzacia celebrates May

In many surrounding villages Bautzen the pillar will be erected on Saturday. At the same time, high piles of brushes are lit at the Schützenplatz for “witch burning”. In the reservoir Bautzen From 19:00 there will be a procession of torches with fireworks. IN goda will be celebrated at the youth club on Saturday from 17:00, with children’s dance program and a traditional witch courtyard. The city too Löbau celebrates the traditional burning of witches with the parade of torches and lanterns on Saturday (start: 19:00 from Altmarkt).

IN Goerlitz district For example, witch fires break out on Walpurgis Night Berzdorfer See (Carari experience gastronomy), on old bricks in Klingewalde, at the Weinhübel shooting range or at the fairgrounds in Hagenwerder. Local fire brigade Spitzcunnersdorf invites you to an open house on Saturday from 14:00 (theme: “First Aid”) and a witch fire from 19:00.

IN white water invites you to a family festival on Sorauer Platz on Sunday (10: 00-17: 00) with stands from parties and clubs, a painting and craft street and a children’s dancing castle.

IN Radebeul there will be a witch awards ceremony on Walpurgis Night (from 18:30, former Vegro site). IN Bischofswerda the witch fire burns from 19:30 at the Goldbacher Weg fair.

IN camenz The Lausitz flower run kicks off on Sunday. Starting at 10:00 in front of the town hall, one after another shooting shots will be fired for cycling and running enthusiasts.

May weekend in Dresden, Meissen and surrounding area

IN Albrechtsburg Meissen The medieval “Albrechts Burgfest” starts with Walpurgis Night (Saturday from 16:00, entrance 25 – 35 euros) and a family Sunday on May 1 (from 11:00, entrance 8 euros, reduced 4 euros). IN Pillnitz Weinberg Church invites you to the “Spring Festival at the Church” on Sunday at 12:00. The traditional spring walk (five hours) on the narrow-gauge railway tracks starts in Lommatzsch on Sunday. Meet at nine o’clock in the former locomotive chain (Bahnhofstraße).

IN Heidenau On Saturday, the Festwiese in Elba becomes a witch dance floor with a children’s program from 15:00 and witch fires from 19:00. Excursion restaurant “Hofewiese” in Dresdner Heide Longbruk invites you to the witch disco on Saturday from 16:00, children’s witch crafts and from 18:00 to the witch fire. IN Dresden From Friday evening, 17:00 until Sunday at 19:00, the family festival “Neustädter Frühling” will be celebrated around the Golden Rider with traders, scenes and showmen.

The center of the noodle giant invites you to the “Spring Market” on Friday (14:00 to 19:00) and Saturday (10:00 – 18:00) with a gourmet mile and colorful market activity.

Saxon Festivals of Switzerland and May

At the station festival in Lohsdorf On the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the Kohlmühle-Hohnstein narrow-gauge line, historic steam trains (Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday through 5 p.m.) spin between the Lohsdorf station fair grounds and the Glasstrasse fairs.

May Day in Leipzig and surrounding area

In Festanger at Markkleeberg Visitors experience a noise on Saturday from 14:30, from 20:00 with witch fire and a witch dance of “Tanz Perlen des Zschopautals”. For water sports enthusiasts, im canoe park at the Markkleeberger See from Friday (5pm to 10pm) to Sunday (May 1st, 9am to 5pm) XXL driving festival with waterfront entertainment booth, with traders and clubs. On May 1, the 21st Spring of Cyclists will pass through the Muldental starting at 10:00 p.m. Waldenburg (Glänzelmühle).

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