Lively ducks and shiny vintage cars at the 245 Burgdorf Horse and Hobby Animal Market


With the 245th edition of the Burgdorf Horse and Hobby Market on Saturday, May 21, from 8am to 1pm, VVV continues the 43rd season of the traditional event in the market district of Kleinen Brückendamm. After the successful start of the season a month ago, tens of thousands of visitors from northern Germany are expected to return again. The two highlights of the current event are the return of the duck race on the Aue and the return of the chariot classic, which was last held three years ago due to Corona.

A live decision from the young pony breeder

As part of its popular horse and jockey shows, the Burgdorfer Pferdeland Association presents Young Horse Breeders Day 2022 for the provinces of Lüneburg and South Hanover-Braunschweig from 9 am. In the zone competition, viewers will see participants between the ages of 6 and 21 undergo a series of hands-on tests with ponies and other young horses.

The 9th Burgdorf Meeting of Old Cars

One of the highlights of the event is the 9th Burgdorf Meeting of Vintage Cars, where owners of historic vehicles and their vehicles (cars, motorcycles, scooters, bicycles, and agricultural vehicles) meet again and are available to converse with other vintage car lovers. The VW office (tel: 05136/1862) will accept additional participant registrations.

Valuable prizes in duck racing

Another attraction is the 13th duck race on the Aue, which begins at 11am on the Auebrücke on Poststraße. The Burgdorf Art and Culture Association, as organizer, along with its partners, the city’s “Buy in Burgdorf” marketing initiative and E-Center-Cramer, are once again sending hundreds of plastic ducks to the race. Those who reach the destination faster at the destination behind the Auebrücke in Kleinen Brückendamm bring lottery ticket holders many attractive prizes. The samba band “SambaZamba” will provide the musical accompaniment. Ducks take their starting position in a wheeled excavator from Gustav Lehmann Mörtel, Sand- und Kieswerke GmbH.

The main winner goes on a big shopping spree

The main winner is invited to go on a relaxing shopping spree with a Burgdorfer gift voucher worth 1,000 euros donated by Marktspiegel. The second prize is a 65-inch LED TV worth €999 (Sponsor: EHG expert GmbH). The third prize is a €700 Burgdorfer gift voucher (sponsored by Hannoversche Volksbank, HAZ/NP, VGH representative Holger Wesche, aks automotive GmbH, StadtHaus, Bleich Drucken und Stempelen, Neue Woche).

There are also many other valuable prizes: among others, more Burgdorfer gift vouchers as well as cashless prizes and vouchers from Burgdorf companies and tickets to events in StadtHaus and Burgdorf reward voucher books.

Before you can win, you must buy a ticket (3 €) at the outlets E-Center-Cramer (Weserstraße 2 and Uetzer Straße 14-15), HAZ / NP office / Marktspiegel (Marktstraße 16), Neue Woche ( Hannoversche Neustadt 4 -5) and whitewash and stamp printing (Braunschweiger Straße 2) as well as in the VVV’s information booth in the horse market district until shortly before the duck race finish line. Proceeds will go to children’s activities at Oktoberfest City 49 from September 30 to October 2, 2022.

Christoph Danowski (HAZ/NP) will lead the event from 9am. The winners will be announced at approximately 12 noon at the information stand VVV in the horse market district of Kleiner Brückendamm. For absent ticket holders, the list of prizes and prizes to be collected is available until Saturday 4 June at the E-Center-Cramer on Uetzer Straße 14-15. The list of winners can also be found online at and The external link opens in a new

Exhibition “Historical Crafts”

Other attractions include the Historic Crafts gallery, which features book printer Fred Beeneck, artist Torsten Eggert, wood designer Dirk Bisert, beekeeper Alphonse Bollinger, broom maker Horst Eaglemann, butcher land Michael Walbusch, potter Dora Heine, knob maker Bernd Lassen, and basket. Hans Let Müller looks over their shoulders practicing a semi-extinct handicraft. The brilliance of small stars during grinding, the crackling of fire, and the sound of heavy hammer blows have been associated with the traditional blacksmith’s trade since antiquity. An experienced expert in this field is Jo Pei. During his live show, he shows the tricks that a classic blacksmith uses in his work.

In its information pavilion, VVV announces events for the coming weeks (including “Music and Dance in City Park” on Ascension Day, May 26, and exhibition “Velomania” on the 20th anniversary of the Burgdorf Bicycle Show at the City Museum, June 6 – June 31) . July). Stadtjugendpflege is represented by its own platform and provides information about the exhibition “Children’s Rights” it is organizing, which can be seen from June 19 to July 17 at the KulturWerkStadt.

From soap bubble paradise to stroller

In the children’s tent at Stadtsparkasse Burgdorf and CarWash (Lise-Meitner-Straße 10), visitors immerse themselves in soap bubble paradise and learn about the JohnnyB team. How sparkling colored soap bubbles are created using different techniques. Kids can get cute glowy tattoos on the skin in the Women’s and Mother’s Center suite. Giant bouncy castle invites you to de-stress. There is also the opportunity to do a few laps on the children’s carousel.

Samba sound downtown

After or before the horse market and animal hobbies, it is worth taking a stroll downtown. A number of companies have joined forces there and invited you to go on a fun shopping spree from 10 am with nice promotions and an entertaining entertainment programme. The new seasonal decoration “Butterflies”, located on the street above Marktstrasse, Poststrasse, Braunschweiger Strasse and Hannoversche Neustadt, is especially eye-catching. The SambaZamba group from the music school Ostkreis Hannover roam the streets playing loud samba music from Brazil on authentic drums. Drehorgel-Udo is also on the road and plays nostalgic melodies and catchy tunes from the good old days.

Live the 1920s experience at the City Museum

As part of the exhibition “The Magic of the Twenties – Life in the Weimar Republic” there is a free hands-on activity for young and old visitors from 11 am to 1 pm at the City Museum, Schmiedestraße 6 in Burgdorf. The focus is on wearing historical costumes, coffee grinds, and games from the 1920s. Submission is free.

There are also several gastronomic offerings (including Heide-Bäckerei Meyer, Glashaus, Chicken Bar, Moccacino, Ristorante Fortore, Eiscafé Localino, Hook’s Food Lounge, and ADA-Grill).

The following private parking spaces are available on the day of the event: under the Hochbrücke (tax office), at Rathaus II, in the multi-storey car park at the train station, Uetzer Strasse/corner of Ostlandring, Lehrter Strasse and at a freight station. Outside visitors must leave the bypass (B 188) at the Ostlandring exit. Signs in the city center facilitate pedestrian guidance.

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