19 April 2017
KOCHERLBALL: A CELEBRATION OF MUNICH TRADITION IN THE HEART OF THE CITY
Enjoy a traditional Munich experience set in the beautiful English Garden, with plentiful food, drinks and dancing.
In the 19th century, every Sunday of the summer as many as 5000 of Munich’s servants met at 5am at the Chinesischer Turm in the English Garden to enjoy a few hours of joyous dancing before starting their working day. Guests of The Charles Hotel can follow in their footsteps with the Kocherlball Experience providing guests with the opportunity to revel in the morning’s unique festivities like a true Munich local.
In 1989 the city of Munich revived the Kocherlball tradition and ever since, this annual event has been held every third or fourth Sunday of July, providing the perfect setting to dance the waltz, polka, Zwiefacher and the Münchner Française. In its early years the Kocherlball was still a secret ‘insider’s tip’ among folk dance aficionados, however during the second decade of its modern revival it has become an event which draws crowds of up to 15,000. Guests need not be keen dancers – many revelers come to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and plentiful food and beer stalls that fill the Garden.
Guests of The Charles Hotel will begin the experience on the Saturday, perfecting their dance moves with a dance crash course in the ballroom of the hotel. To become totally immersed in the event in true traditional fashion, guests can borrow an individual Kocherlball costume. On the Saturday evening, the Bavarian dinner in Sophia’s Restaurant & Bar will be a feast to be enjoyed, with traditional Bavarian specialties to set the mood for the Kocherlball the following day. The next morning, guests awake at 4:30 am, and after enjoying a small delicious breakfast in their room, a limousine awaits them in front of the hotel, to take them swiftly to the English Garden. A picnic basket full of treats, candlesticks and blankets will start the ultimate Kocherlball experience, and guests can choose to partake in the merry dancing or relax and soak up the unique atmosphere while enjoying the Bavarian delicacies.
Kocherlball package from 22 July to 24 July starting at €1,990 for two upon availability. Book at +49-89-544555 1430 or www.roccofortehotels.com/hotels-and-resorts/the-charleshotel/
The Charles Hotel
The Charles Hotel, the „Münchner Kindl“ of the Rocco Forte Hotels, is the latest 5-star superior hotel in Munich with modern design. Located in a unique position between the Old Botanical Garden, the Karlsplatz as well as the Königsplatz, the Hotel is the ideal starting point for business and private travellers. Built in 2007, the award-winning Hotel has 160 guestrooms and suites, which are amongst the largest in Munich with a minimum size of 40 square meters. Olga Polizzi, sister of Sir Rocco Forte, is responsible for the interior design.
Press Contact The Charles Hotel:
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The Charles Hotel
Tel.: +49 89 544 555 1440
Rocco Forte Hotels
Established by Sir Rocco Forte and sister, Olga Polizzi in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of 11 individual hotels and resorts. All of the hotels are landmarks, both old and new, occupying magnificent buildings in exceptional locations. Led by a family who has been in hospitality for four generations, the hotels are united by their distinctive approach to service, ensuring guests experience the best of the cities and surrounding areas.
Rocco Forte Hotels comprises: Hotel de Russie, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; Verdura Resort, Sicily; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; Brown’s Hotel, London; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; Hotel Amigo, Brussels; Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg; Assila Hotel, Jeddah.
Future opening: Shanghai in 2018, Rome 2018
Rosie O’Brien, Group Communications Director
Rocco Forte Hotels