Photo of the Maypole in Mittenwald, Germany

Weekly Gem #21 Celebrating Spring

Published 5/2/2015

Location: This 'hidden gem' is in Mittenwald, a small town in the southern tip of Germany (see Clue Me! beta map ). A beautiful place to gather and celebrate the arrival of Spring. You can better appreciate the height of this particular Maypole by observing the people at the base.

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Here's the hidden gem entry from our Clue Me! map.

Clue

Center of attention in May

Description

Mittenwald's Maypole

Why It's Interesting

A traditional maypole with carved figures that represent the trades in the town. For example, you'll see a carving of a violin maker, a skill with great history in Mittenwald.