Record 12,000 Strong Crowd at the 2015 Kocherlball

Even though there were a few raindrops throughout the day, more than 12,000 people showed up to the annual Kocherlball, Munich´s biggest dance festival, last Sunday at the Chinese Tower.

The Kocherlball goes back to the 1900s when Munich’s servants used to gather in the early mornings before work to dance at the foot of the Chinese Tower. It was seen as “indecent” by the city and banned in 1904. In order to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the English Garden, the “Kocherlball” was brought back to life in 1989 and has been taking place every third Sunday in July since then. And of course it starts, as tradition demands it, at 6 a.m.