Saturday, January 25, 2003

Outdoor swimming in the cold Danube
Today I have been to Neuburg near Ingolstadt with Kai and a friend of him. Normally not a place of extraordinary significance, but every January it holds Europe's biggest winter swimming event. Normally more than 2000 people go into the cold river Danube, most of them groups who have built special theme boats for this event to escort them downstream.

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Especially these funny ideas makes it a great event for the numerous sightseers. Well, they could have made a bigger party out of that as there was no supporting programm except some music, an annotator and a mulled wine-stall. Anyway, it was quite fun for a normal Saturday in January.

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