Schaumburger tracht

The typical traditional costumes in Schaumburg were worn in the rural areas where

mainly three different variations exist in the region since the 18th century:

  • the Bückeburger style
  • the Lindhorster style
  • the Friller style

Major differences between the different styles were the shape of the women‘s cap and some customs when wearing the different variations of the costumes.

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Wilhelm Busch: Hans Huckebein

The story about the raven Hans Huckebein was written and illustrated by Wilhelm Busch, a poet and illustrator from Wiedensahl in the county of Schaumburg, about 10km north of Stadthagen. The story was first published in 1867 and is told in true rhyme form. It is is about a raven, Hans Huckebein, who is an evil character who plays pranks on everyone he meets and has a tragic ending that Busch describes with dark humor and which teaches the reader a lesson of morals.


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Kasseler with sauerkraut

Kasseler is cured and smoked pork chop, thus very salty already when you buy it. The name might go back either to a butcher in old Berlin called Cassel who invented – so the legend says – the method of preserving the meat or to the French word casserole (for a stewing pan), brought to Berlin by the Huguenots, a group of Protestants who emigrated from France. Nowadays it is enjoyed everywhere in Germany.
Sauerkraut is sliced white cabbage which is fermented with salt. In Germany you usually don’t make it yourself anymore but buy it canned or in plastic bags at the supermarket.

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