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Fotoeins Friday: February Fosanacht, bike race

(26 February 2017.)

To kick off the season’s festivities, a costumed bike race goes through Partenkirchen; the race has a lot to do with the best costumes and best decorated bicycles.

In 2021, Carnival season in southern Germany, known as Fasching / Fosanacht / Maschkera, will occur in February. Key dates include Weiberfastnacht/Unsinnige Donnerstag (crazy Thursday) on 11 February, Fastnachtssonntag (Carnival Sunday) on 14 February, Rosenmontag (Shrove Monday) on 15 February, and Aschermittwoch (Ash Wednesday) on 17 February.

I made this photo on 26 February 2017 with the Canon EOS6D mark1, 24-105 glass, and the following settings: 1/200-sec, f/16, ISO1000, and 24mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as

2 Responses to “Fotoeins Friday: February Fosanacht, bike race”

    • fotoeins

      Hi, Amy. It was a lot of fun in the midst of crowds having a good time. As the towns themselves are right up against the (lower) Alps, conditions can get cold, but when I visited, conditions were fair and temps hovering around +5C/40F by day and -4C/25F at night. Those are average temps, and for me, not extreme at all ☃️❄️, although I do like the idea of +21C/70F in winter, too 😅


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