We have this wonderful little festival called “Kleines Fest Im Großen Garten” in my hometown where all sorts of different artists do conjuring tricks, funny performances, acrobatics and just show the best they can to make the crowds go “ohhhh” (You can hear that noise ALL the time).
Since we have this wonderful, unbelievably pretty gigantic garden called “Herrenhäuser Gärten” here in Hanover they decided the festival should be hosted there (best decision ever) and it has been a success since the first time it was arranged more than 25 years ago.
The garden was originally build for the summer residence of the King of Hanover and is nowadays open to the public (We don’t have a king anymore since the mid 1800’s). It’s so beautiful to walk through the park and see those beautiful arranged flowerbeds, the labyrinth, sit on the edge of a fountain and just enjoy the piece and quietness.
..ok, sorry but I can’t stop raving…if you visit Germany, don’t forget to come here and take a walk in this beautiful garden.
Back to the festival. (We went there last weekend). My mother waited in line hours before to get tickets and after we finally got in everyone was picnicking on the field (it’s a tradition, lots of people bring small child’s wagon (german: Bollerwagen) stuffed with all sorts of food, sandwiches, vegetables, fruit and even homemade lemonade, some artists where already playing music and the atmosphere was just great.
And when you are hungry in-between the acts you have several places to eat in the parc.
This place really makes the best food! We go there several times in-between the different acts.
Here are just some random shots of this beautiful festival.
In the end of each day of the festival they arrange fireworks. Standing in this garden, this great atmosphere and then the fireworks – it’s truly magical.
Im off to Italy for 2 weeks with my family today. I’m really excited and I better start packing, ups. Quite late for that but I really wanted to tell you about this festival before we went on holidays.
Have a nice summer time wherever you are in this world,