Activities in Idar-Oberstein
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Chaple in the Rocks, Idar-Oberstein, Germany
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Once upon a time gemstone cutters brought back from Brazil something very special — the original Idar-Oberstein (Idar-Oberstein vacation rentals | Idar-Oberstein travel guide)
Spießbraten. And just as varied as the world of gemstones are the variations in preparing this delicious and special Idar-Oberstein dish. Basically the rules and ingredients for preparing this grill are clearly defined: the raw meat is marinated in a mixture of onions, pepper and salt, sometimes with a whiff of garlic, for several hours before its preparation. No matter whether the meat is neck of pork, pork loin, roast beef, T-bone (locally termed
Hohe Rippe) or even lamb — there is one characteristic which all these share: the raw weight should be no less than 350 g per portion. The meat is then prepared on an open beech log fire. The tannic acid of the beech logs in combination with the marinade lends the Spießbraten-grill its uniquely delicious flavor. So the smell of fire and sizzling meat are as characteristic of Idar-Oberstein as its gemstones. The preparation of the grill over an open fire is an experience by itself until anticipation is finally fulfilled. You will get a unique gourmet experience which is typical for the region. Some of the restaurants at Idar-Oberstein have even exclusively concentrated on preparing this dish.
1967 launched a spit roast feast and it is the biggest festival on the upper Nahe (Nahe vacation rentals | Nahe travel guide). Namesake of the festival is the specialty of Idar-Oberstein, the spit roast. Obviously, the national dish of the gemstone and jewelry city also stands at the dining available.
Spit roast feast Idar-Oberstein, stop and go - that is the motto of the folk. 70 market traders and showmen offer children and adults fun and pleasure, surprises, suspense and action and many culinary delights.
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Admission to the events in the marquee and beer garden - except for
Viva Mallorca and
Brazilian Night - as well as the parking is free on all days. The town of Idar-Oberstein is grateful for the generous support from the companies swelled Sprudel, NGS Near Beverage Service, Nahe-Zeitung, Kreissparkasse Birkenfeld, Kirner and brewer Bitburger Brauerei.
Program for the spit roast feast:
- 5:00pm: Opening and keg tapping by Mayor Bruno Room
- 8:00pm: Classic Rock Night with DJ Ecki Presented by Radio Idar-Oberstein
Viva MallorcaThe All-Stars Mallorca with Buddy, Libero 5, Pat, and Tommy Cuts
- 10:00am: Worship with the Gospel and Popchor Idar-Oberstein
- 11:30am: Concert of the music from 1861 Idar-Oberstein
- 3:00pm: Showtanz afternoon with regional children's and youth dance groups
- 4:30pm - 7:00pm: Before the festival marquee Fries host the largest spit roasting in the world.
- 7:00pm: Showtanz gala dance
- 10:00am - 1:30pm: Frühschoppen citizens of "early shift" offer free beer, pretzels, and music
- 8:00pm: "Brazilian night" with Capoeira do Brasil, Brazil, and the Fiesta Limbo Fantasy Girls
- 2:00pm - 6:00pm: Family afternoon with a reduced price (no program)
- 2:30pm - 5:00pm: Seniors afternoon with entertainment, raffle, honoring the eldest citizens.
- 7:00pm: Concert of band "Fifty-Five"
- 10:30pm: Large Brilliant Fireworks
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