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Market place of Osnabrück during the May Week
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What is the May week Festival?
Every year for a couple of weeks during May, the May Week Festival (Maiwoche) takes place in Osnabrück. With more than 650,000 visitors every year the May Week is the largest open air festival in northern Germany.
During the May Week fortnight there are many different stages set up all across the city center and more than 140 artists play all kinds of music to entertain the crowds. The wide variety of music means that everyone can find something to enjoy. Famous artists as well as local bands perform across the city. Alongside the music there are a variety of food and drink stalls where visitors can meet up with friends and enjoy the Maibock, a beer especially brewed for the May week Festival, or the delicious Mai Bowle, a wonderful mix of white wine and strawberries.
The Lord Mayor of Osnabrück (Osnabrück vacation rentals | Osnabrück travel guide) and the town's Beer King officially open the festival. Every year civic delegations from Osnabrück's twin cities come to see the opening ceremony. Each twin city Envoy also prepares their own showcase day with acts from their hometown.
Dates for May Week 2011: 05/13 - 05/22/2011
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