Today, May 29,2016 Munich saw the biggest fire truck parade the world has ever seen (still to be confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records). Over 400 historic and new fire trucks could be seen today along Munich’s streets from the Theresienstraße over the Ludwigstraße and to the Odeonsplatz and the Wittelsbacherplatz in central Munich, and tens of thousands came out to see the parade. The video below and the photos were taken today during the parade. Over 52,000 spectators have seen the parade live in Munich today.
The huge Firetage Parade was organised to celebrate 150 years since the founding of the Volunteer Fire Brigade in Munich. The whole parade with 200 new high-tech trucks and the same number of historic fire trucks was over 8 kilometres long and both the volunteer and the professional fire fighters of the Bavarian capital took part in the parade which also aims to attract new fire fighters.