|Party in full swing (All photos and text copyright to Eventful Woman, 2011)|
We went to a marvellous party last week. TH and I were guests of Herr Stadtbürgermeister (Mayor) Hans Schwarz at an event to welcome the passengers off a tourist ship to Zell an der Mosel.
|The band leading the crowd|
|Glasses lined up, Black Cat fountain in background|
The passengers, many marching in time to the music and clapping their hands, were led from the ship by the town's orchestral band to the Zeller Schwarze Katz fountain (Zell's Black Cat fountain).
Glasses of fine Zell sekt (sparkling) wine were lined up for them on the bar in the marquee.
The Mayor made a welcoming speech, the wine princess told the legend of Zell's Black Cat, the passengers were invited to keep topping up on the excellent wine and also that they could keep their Zell-branded glasses as a souvenir.
|Listening to the band|
There was a lot of curiosity about why two New Zealanders were part of the welcoming party but they appreciated the opportunity to have their questions about Zell answered in English and by fellow tourists.
|Enjoying the music|
|Buffet tables in the wine cellar|
|Treats to eat|
|Mayor Schwarz with passengers|
Thanks to Herr Hans Schwarz and the town of Zell an der Mosel for a great night.
Find out more about:
- Zell an der Mosel and the area (click on the Union Jack flag to get the page into English)
- Zeller Schwarze Katz (Zell's black cat)
- Federweisser and zwiebelkuchen (new wine and spicy onion cake)
- My Europe Base, a good place to stay in Zell an der Mosel for either a couple of days or longer term.
All text and photos are copyright to Eventful Woman, 2011