Even a maypole is a risk – and needs insurance – Lörrach district

Customs in the district of Lörrach


Anyone who puts up a maypole on their premises must also be liable for it, this rule applies always and everywhere. In the district of Lörrach, however, responsibilities are organized differently.

It is always a spectacle when a colorfully decorated maypole is erected in a central location with skill and muscle power or sometimes with the help of machines. Few of the viewers then think that such a maypole can also be seen as a source of danger and that those responsible have to comply with regulations and protect themselves against risks. In the district municipalities, the responsibilities are regulated very differently.
In Zell, for example, the municipality has taken over the patronage for the custom of setting up the maypole and has arranged the liability insurance that every municipality has anyway. The …