There are many festivals you can experience in Germany.  Whatever time  and season it is  of  the year, festivities are all year round.   I miss this interesting festival known as Tillyfest. It is celebrated annually in Breitenbrunn every month of September. My last visit in Tillyfest was in 2010. I should be going there last year but it was a conflict with my other appointment.

Musicians playing drums and trumpets at the Tillyfest in Breitenbrunn. This  is a municipality in the district of Neumarkt in Bavaria, Germany.

This is so far the biggest festival in this town. It is visited by locals and tourists. Americans who live and work in the US Army  Training Area in Hohenfels are also visiting it.    Tillyfest is actually a historic festival in commemoration of Johann Tserclaes von Tilly during the Thirty Years’ War in 1618-1648.

One group with their colorful costumes.

The highlight of the festival is the parade around the town. There are various groups, clubs and association who are joining the parade every year. Each has its own own motives of colorful costumes. You can also find group of musicians and drum and bugle corps who are joining it. There is also a play at the market square after the parade. Medieval music are also played. If I am not mistaken they are using a sort of classic DENON for the sound system they had during the 2-day festival period.

Children, young and old, men and women  are also participating during the Tillyfest parade.

If you want to have fun, taste German beer, wine and local delicacies, visiting Tillyfest is a perfect festival to experience.

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