Germany-Unified 2001 Furth Dragon Slaying Fest

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  • Issue Date : 9 August 2001
  • Designed by : Detlef Glinski, Berlin
  • Printed by : Wertpapierdruckerei Leipzig GmbH
  • Print Process : Multi-colored Offset
  • Format : 35 x 35 mm
  • Perforation : 14
  • Value : 0,51 € / 100 Pfennig

The Dragon Slaying Festival (Drachenstich) in the Bavarian village of Furth im Wald has been performed since 1590, and since 1887 this dramatic public drama has played out during the second week of every August. The festival consists of more than a thousand locals dressed up in historical costumes, with over 250 horses, a hero knight, and his wife who needs to be rescued from a giant, fire-breathing dragon.

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