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Offline José

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Oktoberfest
« on: September 28, 2006, 11:22:34 AM »
Ludwig I of Bavaria married Therese Saxe-Hildgurghausen in October, 12th, 1854.
In honour of this wedding, began the ultra-famous Oktoberfest.
But why is it ... in September ?
Because of the weather ?

Can soneone post photos of Ludwige and Therese ?

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Re: Oktoberfest
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2006, 01:47:17 PM »
Dear José,

Queen Therese died in 1854, a time when photos were rarely taken. I've never seen one of her, but I would be very interested.

Here is a photo of Ludwig I.

Ich aber breite trauernd aus
die weiten weissen Schwingen,
Und kehr' ins Feenreich nach Haus -
Nichts soll mich wieder bringen.


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Re: Oktoberfest
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2006, 01:55:08 PM »



Crownprince Ludwig by Angelika Kauffmann. It took her two years (1805-07) to paint it.



King Ludwig I. by Joseph Stieler, 1825.



Ludwig and Therese by F. T. Berg, 1818. In the background you can see Aschaffenburg.
Ich aber breite trauernd aus
die weiten weissen Schwingen,
Und kehr' ins Feenreich nach Haus -
Nichts soll mich wieder bringen.


Elisabeth

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Re: Oktoberfest
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2006, 01:57:45 PM »


Therese by Stieler, 1827.



Queen Therese by Hanfstaengl, 1832.



Queen Therese by Julie Gräfin von Egloffstein, 1836.
Ich aber breite trauernd aus
die weiten weissen Schwingen,
Und kehr' ins Feenreich nach Haus -
Nichts soll mich wieder bringen.


Elisabeth

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Re: Oktoberfest
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2006, 01:59:43 PM »



Ludwig, Therese and their children are watching a painting that shows Prince Otto's arrival at Greece.
Ich aber breite trauernd aus
die weiten weissen Schwingen,
Und kehr' ins Feenreich nach Haus -
Nichts soll mich wieder bringen.


Elisabeth

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Re: Oktoberfest
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2006, 02:53:53 PM »
I have always been told by Bavarians that the timing of OktoberFest is linked historically to the PRE-wedding festivities and celebrations, while the name was adopted sometime afterward in order to recognize the actual date of the marriage as well as integrating the honoring of the fall harvest. Does this track with everyone else? thanks!
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Re: Oktoberfest
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2006, 11:56:26 AM »
But why is it ... in September ?
Because of the weather ?

Yep, it´s because of the better weather in September.