Carnival in Grainau

The "Grainauer Fosenacht" - that means original carnival tradition

For centuries we find the "Fosenacht" throughout the Bavarian region nowhere so vivid and original as in the "Werdenfelser Land".

In our rural areas the forms of expressions of the carnival has a lot of old and obtained customs. Each of the "Maschkera" carries a wood carved "Larve", which is often in family ownership for decades, even centuries. These rigid, stylized wooden faces have a very peculiar charm.

The carnival in Grainau is therefore an experience for young and old - and of course,
to watch and join in the celebrations! Do you want to come to our "Fosenacht" (carnival in local dialect)?

Event for our little "Maschkera"

March 4th, 2019, "Rosenmontag"
2 pm - Children Carnival Ball
in the Kurhaus of Grainau (Saal Waxenstein)
Entrance fee: 2.50 €
Organizer: Frauenunion Grainau

Carnival events for the big "Maschkera"

February 21st, 2019
8 pm - Funny "Maschkera Gungl"
Organizer: Fosenachtsverein

February 28th, 2019, Unsinniger Donnerstag (means Absurdly Thursday)
from 2 pm - parade
a little kind of parade through town with Maschkera, Schellenrührer, Maschkera-Musi

March 5th, 2019, Faschings-Dienstag
2 pm - parade

Maschkera, Schellenrührer, Maschkera-Musi, Untersberger Mandl, Mühlradl

last update: November 12, 2018

More information:
All events in in our Zugspitzdorf Grainau at a glance: Veranstaltungskalender
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