The middle 41. Bruckenfest in the small village of ehrl near scheblitz was traditionally organized by the local horticulture and preservation society. The festivities were rounded off on saturday evening with the evening light swimming, which is supposed to remind of the legend of the bridge saint nepomuk. The festive service on the second day of the festival was celebrated by the pastor jurgen kalb from bamberg in the festively decorated center of the village.
The absolute highlight of the ehrler bruckenfest in bright sunshine was the exciting stilt race in the ellerbach, where the ehrler bachstelzer 2018 was determined. A sure footing and a good portion of stamina as well as the appropriate equipment, these were the required characteristics for the numerous competitors from ehrl and the other surrounding districts from scheblitz and as far as munich and beyond.
Masters of their trade
The 40 meter long competition course in the only 13 degrees cold flowing water of the ellerbach showed its ugly side again this year and forced many a brave participant to take an involuntary bath in the cold water. In the end, the hosts from ehrl proved to be masters of their trade on their home track to rapturous applause and cheers from the fans.
There was great jubilation when christian habler finished the final run in 14.1 seconds, successfully defending his title for the eighth time. Andreas hollfelder came a close second. Finally, michael mohrlein, another local hero from ehrl, came in third. During this one-hour spectacle and into the evening, solo entertainer thomas datscheg from dorfleins created a good atmosphere for the numerous onlookers and visitors. Az