Corpus Christi, June 10, Germany

Old Feb 18th, 2004, 08:17 AM
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Corpus Christi, June 10, Germany

I understand that Corpus Christi Day, June 10th this year, is a holiday in the Southern part of Germany. Does this holiday mean a lot of businesses, museums, restaurants, etc. will be closed? Not sure what this holiday means for us since we'll be in either Syuttgart or Munich that day.

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Old Feb 18th, 2004, 08:31 AM
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My info is about Austria, but I believe it would be similar:

We were traveling throught the area on Corpus Christi in 2002. We were picking up a rental car and could only pick it up at the Salzberg airport because the in-town place was closed because of the holiday. Shops and restaurants seemed to be mostly open.

The best part was viewing a gorgeous procession through the city involving townspeople wearing the most beautiful "Sunday-best" traditional costumes. A real highlight.
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Sorry, meant Stuttgart.......The fingers don't do what the brain commands sometimes.........
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Old Feb 18th, 2004, 08:38 AM
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Most public holidays have the same consequence as Sundays: all shops are closed but museums and restaurants are normally open. (You'll find some open shops at the railway station if you're looking for a newspaper or such things.)
Public transport has special schedules. It's in most cases the swervice is more limited than on working days since there are no commuters.
If you want to make sure whether a certain place is open, look up their website and search for Fronleichnam, the German word for Corpus Christi. But most museums and sights will be open (they close only at important holidays as Christmas and New Year).
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Fronleichnam - Corpus Christi - is indeed public holiday both in Baden-Württemberg (Stuttgart) and Bavaria. Stuttgart is more of a Protestant town and while shops and offices will be closed, attractions and restaurants should be open. Catholic Munich has a grand procession led by the archbishop and clergy through the streets. Again shops and businesses will be closed, but most attractions and restaurants stay open.
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