Dec 27th, 2013, 02:04 PM
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We are travelling Passau to Vienna commencing May 1 2014 and have just learned about the Maypole festival at that time every year. Can anyone recommend somewhere close to Passau that we could see the festival being held please?
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Dec 28th, 2013, 08:46 AM
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The Maibaumfest (maypole festival) is very much a village/small town thing and normally doesn't happen on an annual basis - only when a maypole requires renewal. Which can be every 15 years or so. I've just googled villages for you in the Passau area, with only one result, associated with the Dreiflüsse-Trachtengau Passau. This is scheduled to take place on 30 April - 01 May in Linz, some 120km to the southeast of Passau, downstream on the Danube. No further information is available at present on the association's website. Apparently the association installed a maypole in Raßreuth, some 27km northeast of Passau, near Hauzenberg in 2012. Perhaps this was your source of information?

There is also the Passauer Maidult in early May. This traditional fair runs between 25 April and 4 May 2014 and is a sort of mini-Oktoberfest at the city's exhibition grounds, with beer tents and fairground rides, etc.
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Dec 28th, 2013, 10:09 PM
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Thanks for that response Grindeldoo. Much appreciated. You have excited us though with the notion of going to the Passauer Maidult 2014! Sounds like it would be so much fun. Plans are now changing as we speak to ensure we include this event!
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