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St. Anne's day in Brakel


Largest inner-city fair in the Weser Hills region

The oldest record of this public holiday - at that time still the 16th August - is from the year 1498. After 1755, the previous four markets were cancelled and moved to St. Anne's day.

The St. Michaelis fair was also moved to St. Anne's day. The secular fair probably came into existence after 1755. And it is held annually from the Friday before the first Sunday in August until the following Monday (cattle market). The name "Annentag" (St. Anne's day) is trademarked.


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    enjoyable museums in the Westphalian Culinarium at Nieheim
  • 6
    months - at least - is the time it takes to age a Westphalian ham on the bone
  • 24
    hours to bake pumpernickel bread
  • 38
    percent alcohol in a real Steinhäger
  • Countless
    number of recipes for Pickert
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