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A slightly different Advent calendar

Trade association and innkeepers of "The Post" organise two Christmas campaigns in Herrsching this year

Herrsching - Cookies or pizza baking, looking into a chocolate fountain or only simply listening to a contemplative Advent story. This and another 20 surprises the "First living Advent calendar of Herrsching"has prepared for all grown up and little citizens in Herrsching this year. For those for whom the time leading up to Christmas is almost more exciting than the celebration itself.

Every day throughout the Advent season a door opens at this "calendar". It begins on the 1st December at Optik Kaiser and Farben Darchinger in the Mühlfelder Straße, when at 4.30pm the door to the shop opens for tarte flambée baking, and it ends on the 24th December from 3pm in the Postgarten with waiting for the Christ Child with children's punch and glühwein. "Spontaneously and amazingly fast, more than 24 businessmen and traders have agreed to open their doors and offer a special surprise," says Elisabeth Hellmann gladly, the innkeeper of "The Post". It was also her who had the idea for this exceptional calendar.

The idea was implemented with professional help. It was Anna Christine Vielhaber of the office of the trade association who organised everything. Also the get-together of the "door openers" past week in the fast-filled Knight's Room in The Post. A friendly meeting over food and drink.

"We wish that not only doors but also hearts open", hopes Christine Vielhaber, an experienced volunteer who works with her core team already on the preparation of the 10th Welcome Day in May next year. In addition to the "living Advent calendar" also a second event is running: Just as last year staff of The Post collect small and big gifts from business people and companies in Herrsching. The Gasthof zur Post wraps the donations and displays them visibly to all guests in the winter garden. With the purchase of a ticket for EUR 5 one can win a package. "Every ticket wins", promises Hellmann. This year, the trade association is in the same boat and the parish of St. Nicholas with Father Franz Schmid is attending again. The money from the proceeds goes to families in need in Herrsching. "From Herrschinger's for Herrschinger's", on that Elisabeth Hellmann attaches great importance. As part of a charity event on the 11th January 2015 from 3pm the tickets can be redeemed. 100 litres Augustiner beer, Prosecco, small tapas and potato soup outdoors are provided as a gift by the innkeepers. BY GEORG REICH

This is a translation of an article published in German in the print edition of Starnberger Merkur, 17th November 2014.

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