Fun fact: onions are a big deal in Thuringia, and have been for centuries. Founded in 1653, this unusual get-together celebrates the humble onion with a joyful and fragrant festival described by some as the ‘Teutonic Glastonbury’. Onions provide a surprisingly remarkable variety of culinary experiments, but are also crafted into decorations, dolls, and even headwear. Every year one lucky local lady is crowned ‘Queen of the Onions’ with a wreath made from the vegetable. As well as everything onion-focused, the festival features a brilliant line-up of live musical performances, as well as a superb selection of food stands and beer tents, creating a unique, unusual but incredibly lively festival atmosphere.

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