Four of the Schlitzer castles (Vorderburg, Hinterburg, Schachtenburg, Ottoburg) are enclosed by the old town wall known as the Castle Ring. In this area every free space is utilized. Everywhere you look there’s music, dancing, food, the famous Schlitzer beer specialties and of course lots of nice people.
This is the epicenter of the Trachtenfestes (National Costume Festival). Here we find the main stage where most of the performances take place. Here you can really feel the spirit of the Trachtenfest being surrounded by all our beautiful framework or truss constructed houses, City Hall, Ottoburg and of course the church. Maintaining this front row seat over all of this we have the “Bornschorsch” (spring/well figure), guarding from a top the towns fountain with its stone basin built in the 16th century. Breathtaking describes the scenery of the nightly closing act where the marketplace is engulfed in an uncanny array of torchlight throwing its dancing shadows onto the buildings, pulling thousands of people into its realm.
This is the place between the Vorderburg, hotel carrying the same name and the town wall. It is the showplace of the Schlitzerländer market. In the comfortable atmosphere of this scenario we find purchase products from our local merchants as well as those from our guests. There is no lack of food, drink and music for your wellbeing here.
Fair in the Günthergasse
Fun for the whole family is offered at the fair on the main street. From up at the Stadtberges to the intersection on the Ringmauer (Ring Wall), amusement park style attractions are presented for that tickle in the stomach or to just have some fun.
At the Old School
Here is where the world meets. Whether planned or spontaneous, the Trachten groups always find themselves back here dancing and making music. This makes sense as the Schlitzländer Trachten- and Volkstanzkreis makes its home here. Internationally said, the Market Place is the place to be. On Saturday it is the place where the “Ball of the Nations” is held and on Sunday a presentation of international folklore. Just as colorful as it is here, so are the relationships to the locations themselves: “At the Old School”, “Square of the once Dieffenbach School”, “At the TKV Home”, “Square of the Young Music School” – even when everyone here is speaking a different language the same thing is meant. Typical Trachten Festival.
Tenne (Threshing Floor)
In the vacant rooms of the Schlitz brewery and in the square at the foot of the Stadtberges, this is where the party people meet. A program full of contrast but with universal appeal. Wherever you look you will see people in their national costumes dancing to the groove.