MISSOULA — Situated on the hillside of Caras Park over the weekend was Germanfest, an annual tradition that honors the sister city of Missoula.
“Twenty eight several years we have celebrated the cultural connection to our sister metropolis with German fest,” explained Arts Missoula International and Cultural Affairs Director, Udo Fluck.
International & Cultural Affairs at Arts Missoula began Germanfest in 1993. It started off as a way to accept and solidify the friendship involving Missoula’s sister metropolis in Germany, Neckargemünd.
“Once a year, celebrate that we have a sister city in Germany, and also share some culture with the local Missoula neighborhood,” explained Fluck.
“An celebration like this acknowledges tradition acknowledges background, but also acknowledges that we are all in the same boat, we can have exciting alongside one another we can rejoice every single other,” stated Missoula Mayor John Engen. “And we can take pleasure in a gorgeous day in Missoula, Montana.”
Given that the start of the fest, the two cities have an trade program, wherever high college pupils from Neckargemünd can arrive to Missoula and study and Missoula college students can go to Germany.
“It’s just great due to the fact when you think about what a sister town relationship is, it is really being a cultural ambassador, it’s, it is making a link to a further spot in the earth,” explained Flucker.
This year’s Germanfest has stay songs from local tuba band, OKTubafest, authentic German cuisines like braughts, pretzels, pastries and beer.
“Es gab viel spaß und gutes essen.” Which translate to, there was tons of enjoyment and very good meals to consume.