Budenheim Loves To Party, With Flowers And Churches

It’s a bet to see if you’re going to have more fun at the Blossom Festival, the Street Festival, or the Church Festival in Butenheim. I mean Budenheim. Well, it was Butenheim back when the town was named at the Lorsch Abbey; eventually becoming the Budenheim today.

I’ll be right upfront… There’s not a heckava lotta sightseeing in Budenheim. It’s more known for its three awesome festivals AND its 20 million year old rhino.

First off, the Budenheimer Bl├╝tenfest (Blossom Festival) starts on the last weekend of April. For more than 50 years a Flower Queen (with two assistant princesses) is chosen at the festival to represent the town at various events throughout the year, including pretty flowers, food, and wine.

Ah, you were thinking I was gonna say beer. ;-)

I save the beer for the annual Street Festival; or Stra├čenfest as it’s called on plates. It’s a four day affair that begins on the weekend before the summer season starts.

Budenheim’s Kerb or Kirchweih (Church Festival) is also another four day event on the third weekend of September. They really like to party here, don’t they?

As proud as folks are around here about their parties, they’re also proud that the fossils of a 20 million year old rhino were found here in 1911. The old bones might not be on display here (they’re in the Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt am Main); and a prehistoric crocodile that was uncovered is now in the Natural History Museum in Mainz.

All right, enough of the history and drinking. Or maybe not, because you can always grab a cold beer at the 19th hole after playing 18 championship holes at the local Golf Club. Don’t want to play that long? No big deal, there’s a 6-hole public course and driving range around, too.

Maybe it’s not a bet to see which festival you’ll have more fun at. It could very well be a simple day out on the links that’s the clear winner.

 

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