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In southern Germany a common term for a party at the end of the vintage (Autumn) person appearing in the role of a jester. However, it is considered to be the home of this ancient tradition Alsace imitating the medieval court jester. For the role, a somewhat booby-like person was chosen from among the reading assistants, whose body and face were smeared with dark grape juice or soot. This became the target of mockery and jokes of the whole society. The Herbstschmüerel, for its part, tried to blacken (smeared, from this derives the "schmüerel") who were found on the train on the way. Sometimes he was enthroned on a barrel with his clothes upside down. Locally different, he was also called "Bacches" or "Bachele", which means "smaller." Bacchus "Meant. Another fun role played at the vintage festival Herbstmuck, The two could also appear together. See also other old customs below Customs in viticulture,

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