On 6 November 2014 Bavaria's biggest horseback pilgrimage, the Leonhardi Ride, takes place in Bad Tölz. Festively clad carriages and horseback riders proceed through the streets in honour of St. Leonhard of Limoges, patron saint of horses and cattle. Their procession culminates at the Leonhardi Chapel, where the horses and pilgrims are blessed. This traditional religious custom, which dates back to the 17th century, is a November highlight not to be missed.
In Germany, religious festivals and events take place throughout the year, uniting tradition, customs, faith and culture. Pilgrimages, for example, are held on foot, on horseback and even on motorbikes.