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Lange Strasse 51-53, Schwabisch Hall, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Travel Tips for Schwäbisch Gmünd

Guggenmusiktreffen

by phred1910

The 20th annual Guggenmusiktreffen takes place on the 22/23 of March, 2003. This is an annual event in Schwäbisch Gmünd. Bands from all over come to march through the streets and drink copious amounts of beer.... Sounds like my kind of custom...

Ok, the epilogue...OH MY GOD... I can't explain the day (mostly because of the beer a drank), but you should really experience this once in your life....Check out the travelogue for mor pictures

Schwäbisch Gmünd and the Guggemusik Festival

by Kathrin_E

Once per year Schwäbisch Hall is ruled by brass and drums played by people in strange masks and vestments. During the annual Guggemusik festival, some 20 bands from near and far play on stage and in the streets.

Guggemusik is a musical style that is popular in the carnival of Switzerland and southwest Germany. Fun and noise count more than hitting the right notes. A good Gugge band will smash the ear drums of any 'serious' musician but it is just... gorgeous.

If you want to hear what they sound like, this page here has a couple of videos... Turn up the volume!!!!

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"Things to See in the Old Town"

Disclaimer first: I visited Schwäbisch Gmünd on a very busy and noisy day, so my sight seeing options were very limited. I came for the festival but did a walk of the town in between to give my eardrums a rest, so I at least briefly got to see a bit of its heritage. The town deserves a more thorough exploration, undisturbed by Guggemusik bands. So my tips on sights must remain superficial. Anyway, a superficial hint that points to the right direction can still be useful.

Schwäbisch Gmünd is a small town in the Rems valley east of Stuttgart, relatively unimportant nowadays. Until 1803, however, it was a free imperial city. Its old public buildings still show the pride and ambition that goes with this status.

Some houses are very well restored, unfortunately many others are not, so the town could look much more beautiful if some work was done on them.

Guggenmusikfest

by phred1910

"A quiet beginning"

My collegue T and I wandered around in the early morning doing some shopping... with no clue as to how the day would end...It started quietly enough, as we met the nice gentleman pictured to the side - and no---- it's not a bong....

"Losing your head at the Gugga"

After grabbing a beer.. we decided to start to walk around... The marketplatz was starting to fill with people...The noise was beginning to make conversation difficult... Still no clue, as to what wildness was to ensue...

"New Friends"

Back for another beer, where we meet some nice local people who could speak a little bit of English... funny, that the man couldn't speak any English at the beginning of the day, and by the evening he was almost fluent...Several beers later + 2 bottles of Sekt we were close friends.... The bands kept coming with more outrageous costumes...Starting to get an idea that this is going to be a strange night...

"Bands, and bands, and bands...."

They keep coming, and so do the beers...The sun is setting, time to go to a bar to get something to eat.. and experience the bands up close and personal...

"Taking blue hair to a new level"

So off we go to a bar, walking in everything is normal....except for the three blue mermaids who turn out to be part of our travelling circus for the rest of the evening...

"Back to the Market"

After a few more beers and some food, we were rested and warm...It was time to go to the big nighttime festival....Here is where things really started to go downhill....My highlight was the chainsmoking Teletubbies....

"A family event"

This really was a family event as well as the debauchery that I have described....

"The grand finale"

To top it off... the bands come to the local bars, and play... No keep in mind, there are 70000 people in SG, and I think all of them were at the bar...every bar was packed - now - fit 60 loud people with trumpets, tubas, bass drums, and other equipment... Turn the volume to 12 and enjoy...

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