The humble onion is the star of the Onion Market held in Weimar every October. These are no ordinary onions lumped together in crates or sacks; these are onions plaited together in the traditional way and decorated with dried flowers of yellow, white or lilac. They come in all sizes too - from tiny ones to a whopping big one.
A long tradition
It was first recorded in 1653 as a "market for beasts and onions" on what is today the Frauenplan, mostly held on a Sunday around 10 October …
A variety of artists will also be performing - there will be more than 100 performances on the stages within the city.
The film about the Onion Market
Onions, onion cakes, hearty food, music and Weimar from above. A first impression for those who have not yet been there.