Let the sun and guests come in

At the end of June, the position of the sun reaches its astronomical peak every year, leading to the summer solstice. This is the day when the days of the year become shorter and the nights longer. In ancient cultures, this event was often celebrated extensively to drive away evil spirits and to conjure up a good harvest. In our country, too, old customs are rekindled. The summer solstice is an old custom from the Middle Ages. As early as the 14th century, fires were lit on mountain ridges to give thanks for the rich harvest.

On the weekend around the longest day ("Sonnwend") every year, the "mountains are in flames". Around the longest day of the year, the solstice, is traditionally celebrated. This time is also associated with other customs. For example, the plants and herbs harvested on this day are said to have special healing powers and whoever sees a firefly is lucky in love...

Of course we are looking forward to the coming summer, but basically we follow a much more mundane approach in these weeks after a busy time without our beloved guests and are simply happy that now in the balmy summer month's life returns to DasEulersberg.

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