Since 1976 every year the Bülle Festival has taken place on the first Sunday in October on the peninsula Höri (Lake Constance). It is always located in a different district of the parish Moos. This year it took place on October 2nd in Bankholzen.
What is the Höri Bülle?
On http://www.hoeri-buelle.de/ we can read:
„The Höri Bülle is a red onion with a characteristic form and colour. The Höri Bülle grows traditionally on the peninsula Höri at the Lake Constance.” Growing onions at the western part of the Lake Constance was documented first in the 8th century A. D.
The „Höri Bülle“ has been registered as a EU-protected specialty since autumn 2014.
The Bülle Festival is a really big fair. Many thousands of people visit the festival.
At more than 40 booths Bülle is offered unpacked, packed in sacks, tied to strings, as soup, as „Dünne“ (a kind of cake with onions) as hard liquor, as jam and spread, as Bülle-bread, as chutney, etc.
For refreshment delicious smoked fish from the Lake Constance, potatoes with curd and many other delicacies are offered. Not to forget apple juice, cidre and wine – all local products.
Some visitors bought Bülle jewellery because they liked the festival that much.
(Text and photographs: Dr. W. Doster,
optimisation of the English version: Andrea Preschl )