Schüttenhoff in Förste/Nienstedt 1989

Schüttenhoff (Riflemen's Festival) at Förste/Nienstedt, 1989

Every fifth year in Förste/Nienstedt people gather to the "Schüttenhoff" (shooters court), a special form of Schützenfeste (festival with side-shows, including marksmanship) found in southern lower saxony. For five days at Easter processions of three "battalions" take place symbolizing the storming, defence and conquering of barricades erected by inhabitants or local associations. The three "batta…

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