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Torch Hike & Winter Burning in Olsbrücken
February 17 @ 7:00 pmNo participation fee!
Since 1990 the community of Olsbrücken annually hosts the torch hike on the first Saturday after Ash Wednesday. Meeting point is the village square in Olsbrücken. The hike starts at 7 p.m. Torches can be purchased there. The 1 km (0.6 mile) long torchlight procession leads through the village and continues to a forest hut where the fire department has prepared a big pile of old Christmas trees. Supervised by the fire department, children are allowed to light up the woodpile with their torches in order to “burn down winter”. A big fire has a positive influence on the arrival of spring as the folk saying goes! Food and drinks are offered around and inside the hut. No registration required!