As far as additional notes on filming are concerned, I have a couple:
- I picked a spot on one of the furthest reaches of the route, out of the historic centre and quite close to the railway station. There were fewer people there, but it was a longer wait for the parade to get there. I also made sure I had the sun behind me, although for the most part it was cloudy.
- A lot of the people in the parade were throwing sweets for the children — this is part of the tradition. Always hairy when you have a €1000 camera pointing at them, but it’s for moments like this that I have a UV filter. If the filter gets cracked, no big deal. I did get hit once on the head and once on the hand.
If you’re driving, Seligenstadt is on the A3 autobahn: take exit 55 and follow the signs.
Note that when something as big as the Rose Monday carnival parade is on, buses may not stop there and the roads may be blocked with traffic.
|Seligenstadt from across the river.|