Already for the fifth time a Vespa Corso opened the Munich Vespa Season 2019 across Schwabing! The rattling and humming of the Vespas and Lambrettas returns to the northernmost city of Italy. Under the motto "the true Ascension Day", Pastor Dr. Friedemann Steck organized this event.
Vespa Corso Munich May 2019
"Every year in the run-up to the summer season we meet to open the new Vespa-Saion with a Corso over the Leopoldstraße. It's exhilarating to be on the road with a large Vespa community, from Münchener Freiheit square towards the Siegestor and on between the Roman fountains, where Munich becomes Italian ... Crackling passion, the true ascension. In 2014 we were 13 Vespers, in 2016 we were 280, in 2017 even more than 400. 2018 surely 450 and this year 2019 just as many. A devotion is about the passion of two-wheeled cyclists, about gratitude and request for freedom from accidents and about fairness on the road.
At the beginning, the organizer and Protestant pastor spoke entertaining and subtle words of devotion, the Italian jazz saxophonist Enrico Sartori, accompanied by the chord orchestra Binario XI, provided the Mediterranean musical framework.
The route of the Corso, which was escorted by the police, led over the Leopoldstraße past the Siegestor and almost to Odeonsplatz. There the corso of more than 400 participants turned and drove towards themselves for the first time this year - a great picture! In front of the Siegestor we continued until the final stop at Friedenstraße. There, in the inner courtyard of the Protestant student community, there were crickets and picnics where you could see and admire the nostalgic Vesps.
An extremely charming and, despite the meanwhile high number of participants, family event under the most beautiful white-blue sky!
More picture of the Vespa Corso Munich 2019 can be seen here on flickr.