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Martin’s story is still performed on Martin’s Day as a theater play or during parades.

Due to the sharp rise in the number of corona infections, the federal and state governments decided on Wednesday to make drastic cuts, which will primarily affect the leisure sector. In the new corona protection regulation of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia published on Friday, Martinszüge are not explicitly mentioned.

Groups of children with colorful lanterns on the move

Saint Martin is on November 11th. Around this day, schools, daycare centers and other groups of children with colorful lanterns parade through the streets in almost all cities of North Rhine-Westphalia. They are often accompanied by music bands and a horseback performer of Saint Martin, who, according to Christian legend, shared his cloak with a beggar.

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A week and a half ago, the Ministry of Health announced that St. Martin’s parades could take place in compliance with distance rules and with personal restrictions.

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November 11th is Martin’s Day. On this Christian day of remembrance, the St. Martin story is told – a legend that surrounds the life of the legendary Martin von Tours. You can find out interesting facts about historical figures and saints here.

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Martin von Tours: Who was he really?

Martin of Tours was born in 316 or 314 as the son of a military tribune. Its Latin name Martinius is derived from the god of war Mars. Martin spent his youth in Pavia, where he embarked on a military career at the request of his father. The young man’s faith deepened under the impact of the war. Early on, he asked to be released from the army, which was only granted to him at the age of forty after completing his 25-year service.

From warrior to churchman

At the age of 36, Martin von Tours was baptized. After his army service he traveled as a monk through Europe, where he established numerous monasteries and parishes and won many followers through his ascetic way of life.

He reached the climax of his church career in 372, when he was ordained Bishop of Tours. Despite his high office, Martin von Tours lived in a modest wooden hut in front of the city wall. When he died at the age of 81 there was great sympathy among the population.

St. Martin story: saints legend of the benevolent soldier

In the Christian liturgy, Martin of Tours is a saint. Martin’s Day was introduced in his honor, a day of remembrance that is celebrated on November 11th.

The Christian St. Martin story tells of two incidents from the life of Martin von Tours: The first St. Martin story is about how, as a Roman soldier, he met a freezing beggar on a cold night. Out of pity the soldier cut his cloak in half and gave one of them to the beggar, who revealed himself to him in a dream the following night as Jesus Christ. This St. Martin story is still performed on Martin Day as a theater play or during parades.

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St. Martin story: saints legend of the geese

The second St. Martin story tells of how Martin von Tours was to be ordained a bishop at the request of the people. Since the humble man did not feel worthy of the office, he hid in a stable, but the barn geese betrayed him with their loud chatter. As a punishment, the clergyman had the geese roast. The custom of serving a roast goose on St. Martin’s Day can probably be traced back – at least in part – to this St. Martin story.

Martin’s Day is a public holiday for both Catholics and Protestants. While the Catholics celebrate the death and remembrance day of St. Martin on November 11, the Protestants remember the baptism of their spiritual father, Martin Luther.

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Martin’s Day: Catholic remembrance day in honor of St. Martin

On November 11th, 397, Martin von Tours was buried in his grave. Numerous legends revolve around the life of the bishop who left the military to dedicate his life to God.

One of them tells how Martin helped a beggar as a young soldier. When he met the freezing man outside the city gates of Amien on a cold night, he felt great pity for the poor stranger. He cut his coat in two and gave the man one of the halves.

The following night, Jesus Christ appeared to him in a dream and revealed that he had been the beggar. True or not, the bishop was very popular during his lifetime because of his charity. Because of his good deeds, St. Martin was canonized. His feast day, St. Martin’s Day, falls on the day of his burial: November 11th.

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Martin’s Day: Protestant holiday in honor of Martin Luther 

For Protestants, Martin’s Day is not only celebrated in relation to St. Martin – the reformer Martin Luther is also commemorated on the holiday. Because the spiritual father of Protestantism, who was born on November 10, 1483 in Eisleben, was baptized with the name Martin on November 11, one day after his birth.

With the traditional reputation "O’zapft is" Munich’s Mayor Christian Ude (SPD) opened the 178th Oktoberfest. It only took Ude two blows to drive the tap into the first keg of Oktoberfest beer. According to an old custom, Prime Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) received the first liter of beer. asked insiders in Munich more closely. In our most beautiful traditional costumes.

The very special Munich season started with the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria with Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. On October 12, 1810, the kingdom celebrated the marriage of the century. This is exactly why the fairground got its name "Theresienwiese". The tradition, which began 201 years ago, was repeatedly interrupted by wars. Reason enough for the people of Munich to remember the good old days of their tradition.

Insider tip: The "old Octoberfest"

One of the highlights is the historic Oktoberfest – the "old Octoberfest". As in the past, it is set up with horses, carriages and very old rides, and there is great food. Since you have to pay a few euros extra on the small, separated area, the "old Octoberfest" calmer. The history show has not yet got around to all tourists.

It is more turbulent in the festival tents. If you want to make a reservation, you should call the top tents about a year in advance. As a rule, the tents require a minimum purchase of 10 to 20 liters of beer and 10 chicken, which together costs around 200-300 euros.

Seats will be auctioned on Ebay

There are also places on Ebay that sometimes cost 1,000 euros and more – but be careful, more and more fraudsters are appearing here!

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Real Munich connoisseurs take it easy anyway – before and after the Oktoberfest, the special prices in the marquee canteens beckon. There, the best beer is served at fair prices for the workers during assembly and dismantling. Officially, the canteens are only there for construction workers with ID. >>

Various signs indicate this. But sometimes the hosts leave "Five degrees" and also serve a drinkable light to onlookers. Connoisseurs rely on the Augustinerkantine: It is characterized by a particularly beautiful view of the Paulskirche.

Augustinians for Bavaria – hackers for uninhibited tourists

In general, many Munich residents consider the Augustiner marquee to be the best at the Oktoberfest because of the beer. 90 percent of the guests are Bavarians, and the number of chamois beards, lederhosen and bulging dirndl necklines is almost unmanageable. The reason for the local popularity: The Augustinerbräu tent is the last of the large brewery tents that still pours out from large 200-liter wooden barrels and not from steel containers. The beer from the so-called "Deer" is in a class of its own. Interested connoisseurs should look out for the Augustiner tower with the beer barrel warehouse and wooden barrel elevator. If you like it more international, you should stop by Hacker. Sworn Munichers love the show, which non-drinking foreigners put on after a while. We have heard some hot fables about couples who are said to have enjoyed themselves half-naked under the tables. Otherwise, Hacker is more likely to meet the younger generation with groovy music. In the beautifully decorated tent, heated tempers have recently been through a "Convertible roof" cooled with fresh air. And watches over all the indecent goings-on "Aloisius" who of course closes both eyes. Who doesn’t know him: Aloisius is a Bavarian (B) angel who was named by Ludwig Thomas "A Munich man in heaven" was immortalized. Opinions differ about the best food – which is no wonder, because the famous Bavarian table tastes great everywhere anyway. Our insiders recommended the Käfer Weinzelt and the Dumpling.

Celebrities swear at Käfer and the Hippodrom

Most of the celebrities can be found in Käfers Wiesenschenke, which is open longest next to the wine tent. But be careful: the visit is pretty pointless without a prior reservation. The celebrities also crowd in the hippodrome, this is where the Oktoberfest’s last large smoking balcony is located. It’s just above that "Wawi"-Box where celebrities like to seal themselves off and slip into the tent through the back entrance without being noticed. Paris Hilton was also spotted here on her promotional tour for canned Prosecco five years ago.

Every year the scene get-together is very tastefully and lovingly decorated and decorated and well filled at any time of the day. In the evening at the cocktail bar of the Hippodrom, the Wiesn flirt factor is highest. Otherwise, the website is also recommended for lashing and towing.

To the Afterwiesn party "substance" The network for Oktoberfest fans is also a great marketplace for a sober look at the youngest Wiesn acquaintance the day after. For the Afterwiesn party, the indie club "substance" recommended in Ruppertstrasse. It is only a stone’s throw away from the Theresienwiese. As the most important event for the day, long-established Munich residents unanimously recommend that the Oktoberfest hosts move in. At the opening of the Oktoberfest, the decorated horse-drawn carriages with the beer barrels are a real event. If you can do it, you have to go to the Schottenhamel for a start. The right costume is a must

Of course, non-Bavarians should always wear the right outfit.