Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Elvis Presley festival brings fans together in Germany

The German town of Bad Nauheim, where Elvis Presley lived during his military service, hosts a festival dedicated to the King every year. It brings together thousands of fans, mostly dressed in 1950s fashion. During the festival, the city of 30,000 inhabitants brings together visitors from all over Europe. For the occasion, several Cadillacs are parked in the streets and the men stroll with the emblematic Elvis hairstyle.

Elvis Presley lived in Bad Nauheim from October 1958 to March 1960, when he was sent to Germany to serve in the nearby town of Friedberg. His fans regularly place candles and small gifts there for their idol.

An association in memory of Elvis has been active since 1998 in the two towns and organizes its birthday party and this festival every year. For this edition, fans have discovered a Bronze statue of the “King”. The inauguration, originally scheduled for last year, has been postponed due to the pandemic.

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