Sausage Market Fountain (1988)
Walter Graser, Ulmet
The figures and groups of figures stand not only for the historical origin of the festival (monk), but also for many things that are part of folk festivals. Some of the specialties from Dürkheim can be discovered underneath. The occasion for the sausage market was a pilgrimage to the Michaeliskapelle, during which every pilgrim received an indulgence of 100 days. After many pilgrims came, the appropriate food had to be provided. The winemakers moved to the chapel in wheelbarrows that carried a barrel of wine. There the vehicle was turned over and served as a makeshift counter. For this reason, the wine tents of the festival are still called “Schubkarchestand” today.
The local poet from Dürkheim, Karl Wheels, described his own experience as follows: "Whoever vum Worschtmarkt stays dehäm, duht em loads and lasts ehm".
March 7, 2021
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