Nienburg target shooting

Nienburg target shooting
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Nienburg target shooting

June 23, 2023 - June 25, 2023

t this traditional festival, the Nienburg king of discs is determined among the citizens’ guards.

During the festivities, the potato dinner is also held and the highlight is the big march out on Monday.

Already at the end of the 13th century was the origin of this traditional festival. Every year, citizens’ guards and marksmen’s guilds met in the cities of Germany to hold a practice shooting at parrots or birds. At the end of the 16th century, these practice shootings were proclaimed popular festivals.

A letter from 1654 shows that parrot shooting became “target shooting” and the Monday after St. John’s Day was always fixed as the date. Even today, a silver parrot hangs from the “king’s chain” of the Nienburg king of discs as the most valuable piece from 1581.

Program schedule:

  • Friday at 5 p.m. – Festival kick-off with the local districts
  • Saturday at 5 p.m. – devotion, parade through the old town and taps at 11 p.m.
  • Sunday at 2 p.m. – children’s fun/family day at the disc square
  • Monday at 8 a.m. – target shooting Monday (marching out)
  • Wednesday – Public awarding of prizes in front of the town hall followed by a jacket potato dinner in the old town


June 23, 2023
June 25, 2023
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Zum Platz


Motorhome parking space Oyler Straße Nienburg / Weser

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