THURSDAY 7TH MARCH 2019
KARNEVAL IN KÖLN UND DIE MAINZER FASTNACHT
(Carnival traditions in Cologne and Mainz)
WALTER UND CLIVE
Helau und Alaaf! It’s carnival time and at our next meeting, Walter and Clive will be explaining to us (from personal experience) how it’s celebrated in Germany’s carnival capitals of Cologne and Mainz.
In this crazy season, aka die fünfte Jahreszeit, is it really true that women can snip off men's ties and it's OK to kiss a policeman? Was a bank robbery once really carried out by a robber dressed up as a carnival fool?
Come along on Thursday, March 7th, and find out! (And please bring a raffle prize, too.)
PS: Following Irmgard's moving presentation last month about her home city of Hamburg comes a film, THE AFTERMATH, set in postwar Germany in 1946. Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis (Jason Clarke), a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. But as they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower (Alexander Skarsgård) and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal. In cinemas from March 1st.
Congratulations to Marian, who led six Erlangen walking friends and Club member Irmgard on the 84 miles (135 km) of the Hadrian's Wall Path! Immense thanks to Adrian, who drove the people carrier and to Irmgard who organised the accommodation. Christine and Simon joined them for the last two days. The weather was mostly reasonable, the views outstandig and the historical background fascinating. The 1st photo shows us at the abutment of the Roman bridge over the river Irthing, the second at a signpost attraction one mile from the western end and the third the pavilion at the end of the walk at Bowness-on-Solway. Veni vidi vici!