Maypole festival

The maypole symbolises prosperity and growth as well as good luck and blessings. On 1 May 2022, the Donaubräu celebrated around the maypole with live music.

Maypoles have a long tradition and origin in pagan customs. The maypole was erected in the 17th century, the time of witch hunts, on Walpurgis Night from April 30 to May 1 to drive away evil spirits.

It was important that the trunk of the tree was peeled off properly so that the "witches could not get stuck under the bark".

Setting up the maypole

At the end of April, the time had finally come - the tree was delivered and erected.

Live music on May 1

On May 1, there was a live band by Daniel Romstrofer from 12:30 to 15:30. Despite the bad weather, many guests have enjoyed the excellent food and music or have sat down from the garden to the indoor area of the Donaubräu.