Offenburg Local Customs

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    Stolpersteine (stumbling blocks)

    by yumyum Updated Dec 13, 2011

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    Stolpersteine

    Stolpersteine are concrete blocks with a messing top in which the name of a Jewish person is engraved. So each stone represents a deported Jewish person and usually the Stolperstein is placed in front of the house where the person used to live.

    Of 3 women it was unknown where they lived that's why the Stolpersteine were placed in front of the town hall.

    In Offenburg the artist Gunter Demnig placed 119 Stolpersteine. Altogether Demnig has placed over 20'000 Stolpersteine in more than 500 towns in Germany and other countries.

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    Christmas market with ice rink

    by yumyum Written Dec 12, 2011

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    Every year there is a Christmas market in Offenburg for about a month until 23rd December. Please check the dates with the tourist office.

    During the Christmas market there is also an ice rink on the market square (Am Markt). The ice rink is open from 11 am till 9 pm and costs Euro 3.50 for adults and 2.50 for children. Skate rental is available for a small fee.

    The Offenburg Christmas market is not that big and I didn't think that the wares sold at the stalls were very special. I did eat a very good Bratwurst though.

    Also they have a stage were you can watch various performances. While we were there there was a mini musical played by school kids.

    On Saturdays there is also a "Paecklibus" available where they keep your shopping bags for you. It is located by the Ursula pillar on the Hauptstrasse.

    Photo no. 1: Christmas market
    Photo no. 2: ice rink
    Photo no. 3: kids performing on stage
    Photo no. 4: Paecklibus
    Photo no. 5: Christmas market

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