Truly German: Sweet catchers

Catching sweets at the carnival procession can be dangerous. Not only are there sweets and other things flying through the air, but if you do manage to catch something it might get snatched out of your hand.

Even if you are only watching the procession go by, there’s no guarantee that your neighbour will not knock you over with their over-sized handbag.

And I’m only talking about the adults!

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About Graham

Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Germany as a placement student in 1993, returning in 1995 to live there permanently. He has been writing for AllThingsGerman.net since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche and other publications he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.

Comments

  1. Hearing your story makes me glad I missed it.

    When some Germans show off their “elbow society” trademark, I find it really embarrassing.

    What would be worse – were they sober when they acted like this?

  2. Hearing your story makes me glad I missed it.

    When some Germans show off their “elbow society” trademark, I find it really embarrassing.

    What would be worse – were they sober when they acted like this?

  3. As far as I could tell most of them were.

  4. As far as I could tell most of them were.

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