Bavaria’s largest winter festival: Rossmarkt in Berching Berching (tvo). Always on the first Wednesday after the first Tuesday in February, Candlemas day, the hand-blown Berching becomes the horse City: 150 horses and foals of the cute pony up to the mind-strong draught horses, as well as numerous teams present themselves in the city. In addition, countless freezer suppliers transform the medieval town with its 13 towers and four gates in a huge market. Bavaria’s biggest winter folk festival attracts every year over 20,000 visitors. Horses and Pferdemarkte have a centuries-old tradition in Berching. As the economic centre of the Gau of Sulz, the city was an important market place for the supply of the rural area since the middle ages.
But it was at the annual Ross contemplation originally not to make the animals, but to prevent contagious horse disease. Because the health of the animals set highest value were work – and means of transport and secured their Owners coming out. After the horse as livestock lost in importance, the Berchinger in 1926 for the first time organised a pure horse and foal market. The Bietigheim horse market was the horse show with large market and political speakers. 2011, the Berchinger horse market takes place on 2 February.