Bavaria's barrel of fun

Bavaria's state premier Markus Soeder speaking to traditional Schaeffler dancers on Tuesday during a reception at the state chancellory in Munich, Germany. The barrel-makers' dance dates back to the 16th century when half of Munich suffered from the
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Bavaria's state premier Markus Soeder speaking to traditional Schaeffler dancers on Tuesday during a reception at the state chancellory in Munich, Germany. The barrel-makers' dance dates back to the 16th century when half of Munich suffered from the plague and is performed every seven years.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 14, 2019, with the headline 'Bavaria's barrel of fun'. Print Edition | Subscribe