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Maypole Erection in the Postgarten

The Post has a new maypole! 1st May 2018, the new maypole was erected with the help of the regulars and thereafter celebrated with live music by D'Landjäger and chilled Augustiner beer.

It was a great relief to the Post innkeepers Elisabeth and Otmar when the maypole finally stood. A two-time maypole theft as happened in 2013 should not be repeated in any case.

The 18m tall and about 480kg heavy maypole was felled in the nearby forest, where it laid well hidden under branches for several days. On Friday, 28th April 2018 the tree was brought home to The Post. Guarded day and night by the regulars, the tree was prepared for its big day: Under the guidance of Rudi the bark was removed, thereafter the tree got a blue white Bavarian paint. As innkeeper Otmar is Austrian, he insisted on marking the tree in the colours of Austria, so regular drinking companion "Ö" - an expat from Austria - took over the red white ornamentation of the tree.


On Monday, 1st May 2018 it was time. Partly overtired from the exhausting night watch, but still full of zest for action, the maypole was professionally erected into the vertical position by the regulars. After an incense blessing, the innkeepers hoised the Augustiner flag, followed by the tapping of the 50-litre beer barrel for the regulars and helpers. At the same time, D'Landjäger began entertaining the guests.

Until the early evening hours, the crowd exuberantly celebrated, drank and danced. Quite a few passing-by Andechs hikers were affected by the good mood and danced spontaneously.

Videos from D’Landjäger show

Tage wie diese by Die Toten Hosen

Ham kummst von Seiler by Speer

Marmor, Stein und Eisen bricht by Drafi Deutscher

Über sieben Brücken mußt du gehn by Peter Maffay (Karat)

Brenna tuats guat by Hubert von Goisern

Hulapalu by Andreas Gabalier

Walk of Life by Dire Straits

Ein Kompliment by Sportfreunde Stiller

Pure Lust am Leben by Geier Sturzflug

I am from Austria by Rainhard Fendrich

Skandal im Sperrbezirk by Spider Murphy Gang

La Grange by ZZ Top

And some photos...

It was a wonderful day. Many thanks to everybody and see you soon at The Post!


Hotel Gasthof zur Post
Andechsstrasse 1, 82211 Herrsching am Ammersee, Germany
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