Oberndorf Travel Guide

  • Schantle band. What instrument is this???
    Schantle band. What instrument is...
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  • Catch the sausage!
    Catch the sausage!
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  • General view from train station bridge
    General view from train station bridge
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Oberndorf Things to Do

  • Former Augustine Church

    Next to the train and Neckar bridge, a huge baroque church building dominates the townscape of lower Oberndorf. The former church of the Augustine monastery, built in 1772-1779, now serves as concert hall.

  • Jester Fountain In Market Square

    A bit of Oberndorf's traditional Fastnacht stays visible all year round. the jester fountain in market square. The bronze statues depict (from left to right in the photo). Schantle, Narrenpolizist, Hansel and Narro.If you want to see what the costumes look like in real life, check out my Local customs tips.

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Oberndorf Local Customs

  • Fastnacht: Schantle Band Touring the...

    After the parade, the Schantle band will be touring the pubs and cafes of the town. They'll play inside and receive food and drink in return. A good chance to enjoy them once more, if you're lucky to be in the right pub at the right time. Here they are at Cafe Melber.

  • Fastnacht Figures: Rössle

    The Rössle - horses and riders - are the first at the parade. Their task is pushing back the crowds and creating enough space for the following parade. They'll trot slowly along the edges of the street, uttering snorts and whinnies.Watch carefully - the 'horses' have only two legs, and the 'rider's' legs are fake... Guess who is doing the horse...

  • Fastnacht: Songs And Verses

    Everything has to be earned. If you want a pretzel, orange or sausage or some sweets, the jesters will want you wither to sing the Narro march or recite one of several complicated verses in Swabian dialect. Try - they'll help, and it doesn't have to be perfect...The Narro march goes like this (you'll pick up the melody quickly): Oh jerum, oh jerum,...


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