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60th Bavarian Finger Wrestling Championships

Tomorrow sees the 60th Bavarian finger wrestling championship, located just south of Munich, in Feldkirchen-Westerham.

Fingerhakeln is a traditional Alpen game similar to a thumb war. For amateurs, it’s played in rowdy bars, after rather a lot of beer. For the experts, fingerhakeln is a semi-professional sport, where championships take place and rules have been defined. The table must be 79 cm high, 74 cm wide und 109 cm long. There are rules about how high the stools can be, and, like boxing, there are weight classes.

Visitors are very welcome, so if you fancy watching some traditional Bavarian finger wrestling, head to southern Bavaria tomorrow.

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I'm Rachel, the author behind Arts in Munich. I moved to Munich in the summer of 2008, and work as a copywriter and editor in the city. I have previously written for a variety of publications, including Electronic Beats, Not Just A Label and The Huffington Post.

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