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May Day in Elixhausen

In Austria, the maypole (or Maibaum) is a tradition going back to the 16th century – and it is interesting to contemplate that the hotel next to the village square where the pole was erected, actually pre-dates the ceremony!

…but first, some relaxation time the evening before…

…little by little the men raise with sheer strength and ingenuity the pole that is around 9 storeys high!

That is mountain, not cloud!



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