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The Blutritt, Weingarten, Germany

 
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added on the 10th of September, 2009
If you are in the city around the end of april, you should visit the biggest procession of riders in europe. It is called 'the Blutritt', because of the piece of the cross of Jesus, carried through the area of Weingarten and the surrounding villages. The piece of the cross came there in the 11th century.

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Kirchplatz 7, 88250 Weingarten, Deutschland

 
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