Maypole setting in Burghausen - upper bavaria - Stock image
Bavaria, Burghausen, Europe, Germany, Upper Bavaria
Burghausen. upper Bavaria. Mens lift a very tall maypole into place. A maypole is a tall wooden pole erected as a part of various European folk festivals, around which a maypole dance often takes place. In Germany and Austria the maypole (german: Maibaum) is a tradition going back to the 16th century.