New Zealand was the Guest of Honour at this weekend's Museumsuferfest in Frankfurt - a summer riverbank festival attended by about 3 million people! Visitors were treated to a great line-up of New Zealand cultural performers and musicians, as well as food, wine, education and trade stalls.
The Māori waka (canoe) Tete Kura arrives at the Museumsuferfest.
Did you know: Usually based at the Volkenkunde Museum in Leiden, the waka was transported to Frankfurt so it could be a part of the Museumsuferfest.
Crowds of people begin to gather on the riverbank
New Zealand Ambassador Peter Rider; Mayor of Frankfurt Peter Feldmann; and Reinhard Kuhfuss from Neuseelandhaus at the official opening of Museumsuferfest 2012
The colourful Te Akirata Cook Islands Cultural Group performing
Visitors also enjoyed a performabce by Te Mātārae i Orehu - this year's Te Matatini Society Incorporated National Kapa Haka champions
Some got up close and personal with the performers!
Popular Kiwi musicians Warren Maxwell, Flip Grater and friends showcase their exceptional talents
The Museumsuferfest kept buzzing well into the evening.
... and wrapped up with an exciting fireworks display!
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All images by Simon Birkenfeld