Sommergewinn festival in Eisenach

At the Sommergewinn festival, a few days before spring officially begins, winter is symbolically driven away in Eisenach, home of Wartburg Castle. The highlight at one of Germany's biggest spring festivals is the grand parade through the town centre on 17 March 2012. It traditionally culminates in an animated discussion on the market square between Mrs Sun and Mr Winter – and there are no prizes for guessing who the radiant winner is! 'Stories of Eisenach Castle' provides the theme for this year's festival, a colourful, fun-packed event with something for the whole family.