80th birthday celebration of Duke Franz of Bavaria

On Monday 22. July  the official reception on the occasion of the 80th birthday of Duke Franz of Bavaria took place at Schleißheim Castle outside of Munich. Already on Satruday 20. July there had been an mass and and a reception for relatives and Nymphenburg Castle. It was therefore a big feast. From the bluewhite sky the sun seemed to the illustrious guests in the castle grounds. Besides family members and personal friends also bavarian Prime Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU), several cabinet members and the Cardinals Reinhard Marx and Friedrich Wetter accepted the invitation.
In the castle garden of the birthday boy took off a Ehrenzug. Hundreds of mountain troops, folk costumes, historical civil and militia took part. A highlight was probably the march past of the Bavarian Dachshund Dachshunds six clubs for the confessed dog lover too. The brass band played the Bavarian Defiliermarsch, the Bavaria anthem and a Duke Franz-march.
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