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As a part of Bavaria, Oberstaufen is rich in culture and celebrates many festivals and events throughout the year, with a particular focus on folklore events. When planning a holiday in Oberstaufen, keep in mind these traditional events worth seeing:
- The Almabetrieb is an annual event in Oberstaufen – as well as many alpine regions in Europe – and refers to the “cow train” to move the cattle down to the valley during the colder months. The event often involves elaborately decorated cows, alpine music, dances, games and local dishes. The Almabetrieb takes place every year in September.
- “Fasnatziestag” is celebrated annually on the same day as Carnival in February, but is an independent and unique tradition celebrated only in Oberstaufen. The custom dates back to 1635, and was used to celebrate life after the plague resulted in the loss of many of the inhabitants of Oberstaufen.
- Every February, the Winter Triathlon takes place in Oberstaufen with competitors completing 5km of running, 12km of mountain biking and 8km of cross-country skiing. This can be especially fun to watch whilst on holiday in Oberstaufen.
Oberstaufen not only offers fit and active holidays, but excellent hotels with healthy cuisine, detox programmes, beautiful landscapes and peace and quiet for a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday in Germany.
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